Governor Walz Appoints Tom Thornberg To PERA Board
Posted On: Jan 17, 2020
Last week Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed IAFF 5th District Vice-President Tom Thornberg to the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees. The eleven member board approves PERA's operating budget, decides legislative policy and priorities, and hires the executive director. In addition, the Trustees establish policies and proceedures that govern operations at PERA, hear and rule on appeal matters of disabilitants, retirees, and members, and directs the dissemination of information to PERA members.
Aside from the appointment of a very respected and accomplished IAFF officer, Thornberg's ascension to the PERA Board of Trustees is significant because it marks the first time in over a decade that the IAFF has had a member on the board.