Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of NYCERS. Its responsibilities include investing the assets of the retirement system, establishing the administrative budget of the system and promulgating rules and regulations necessary to carry out provisions of law.

The NYCERS Board of Trustees, as prescribed by law, consists of eleven members: the Mayor’s Representative, the City Comptroller, the Public Advocate, the heads of the three unions with the largest number of participating employees, and the five Borough Presidents.

The Board of Trustees is also responsible for appointing the Executive Director, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the system.

Melanie Whinnery is Executive Director as of September 5, 2017.

NYCERS Board of Trustees:

Bryan Berge  
Mayor’s Representative/Chairperson

Honorable Brad Lander  
Comptroller of the City of New York

Honorable Jumaane Williams  
Public Advocate

Honorable Mark Levine 
Manhattan Borough President

Honorable Antonio Reynoso 
Brooklyn Borough President

Honorable Vanessa Gibson 
Bronx Borough President

Honorable Donovan Richards Jr.
Queens Borough President

Honorable Vito Fossella  
Staten Island Borough President

Henry Garrido
Executive Director, District Council 37, AFSCME

Richard Davis 
President, Transport Workers Union, Local 100

Gregory Floyd 
President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237