Boards, Commissions, & Committees

Retirement Board

Legal Authority: Established by Board of Supervisors Ordinance A-14, effective January, 1945 pursuant to Employee Retirement Act of 1937; Government Code Sections 31520 et seq.; Resolution 2009-110, adopted April 21, 2009, revised compensation for Board Members.
Membership Qualifications: Nine members and one alternate:
  • One of whom shall be county treasurer
  • Second and third members shall be members of the association, other than safety members, elected by such members.
  • Fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth members shall be qualified electors of county who are not connected with county government in any capacity, except one may be a supervisor, and shall be appointed by such Board (and shall not serve beyond term as supervisor). Fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth members may not be retired members of KCERA.
  • Seventh member shall be safety member of the association elected by safety members.
  • Eighth member shall be retired member elected by retired members of association.
  • One alternate member shall be candidate, if any, for 7th member from group under Sec. 31470.2 or Sec. 31470.4 which is not represented by board member who received highest number of votes of all candidates in that group, and if no such candidate, there shall be no alternate member.
  • One alternate member shall be elected separately by the retired members of the Association in the same manner and at the same time as the eighth member is elected.
Term: Three-year staggered term.
Duties: This Board is to manage the retirement system of Kern County employees.
Meeting Place and Time: 11125 River Run Blvd Board Room
2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Schedule/Agenda/Minutes
Compensation: Fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth members and alternate retired member shall receive compensation at rate of not more than $100 a meeting for not more than five meetings per month together with actual and necessary expenses for all members of the Board. Board and alternate Board members may decline compensation at any time.
Ethics Training Pursuant to State law, on or after January 1, 2006, any person newly appointed shall successfully complete a course in ethics training approved by the Fair political Practices Commission and Attorney General. Each member is required to complete this training every two years.
Contact: Kern County Employees' Retirement Association
11125 River Run Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 381-7700
  Oath and Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) Required (Filed w/Agency)
Members When Appointed Appointed By Whom Term Expires
Jackie Denney, 1st Member
    Virtue of Office
Dominic D. Brown, 2nd Member 4/16/2013 Elected 12/31/2015
Bob Jefferson, 3rd Member 11/19/2013 Elected 12/31/2016
David Couch, 4th Member
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
1/8/2013 Board of Supervisors 12/31/2015
Dustin Dodgin, 5th Member 2/25/2014 BOS 12/31/2016
Gayland Smith, 6th Member 1/15/2013 Board of Supervisors 12/31/2015
Rick Kratt, 7th Member 10/16/2012 Elected 12/31/2015
Phil Franey, 8th Member 11/19/2013 Elected 12/31/2016
Michael Turnipseed, 9th Member 12/14/2010 Board of Supervisors 12/31/2016
Vacant (Safety Alternate) n/a Elected 12/31/2015
John DeMario (Retired Alternate) 3/11/2014 Appointed In Lieu of Election 12/31/2016