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.
Karen Mazza was named Interim Executive Director on January 1, 2017.
Melanie Whinnery is Executive Director as of September 5, 2017.
NYCERS Board of Trustees:
Honorable Scott Stringer
Comptroller of the City of New York
Honorable Letitia James
Honorable Gale Brewer
Manhattan Borough President
Honorable Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President
Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Bronx Borough President
Honorable Melinda Katz
Queens Borough President
Honorable James Oddo
Staten Island Borough President
Mr. Henry Garrido
Executive Director, District Council 37, AFSCME
Mr. John Samuelsen
President, Transport Workers Union, Local 100
Mr. Gregory Floyd
President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237