Board Members

Overview

Board Members

CCCERA is administered by the Board of Retirement, an independent public entity responsible for general management of the association. With assistance from qualified professionals in the pension industry, the Board adopts regulations, policies and procedures that are relevant to CCCERA, for the purpose of benefiting the members. CCCERA is also governed by the California Constitution and the regulations, procedures and policies adopted by CCCERA’s Board. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors may also adopt resolutions which affect member benefits, as permitted by the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL).

The Board of Retirement is made up of 12 trustees, bound by CERL. Of the 12 members, three are alternates (alternates vote in the absence of specific trustees: one for safety members, one for retirees and one appointed by the Board of Supervisors). Five trustees (including one alternate) are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors; four trustees (including the safety alternate) are elected by CCCERA’s active members. Two trustees (including one alternate) are elected by the retired membership. The County Treasurer serves as an ex-officio member. Board members serve three year terms, with the exception of the County Treasurer, who serves during his tenure in office.

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Election And Appointment Process

Elections

Six of the seats on the 12-member Retirement Board are elected by their membership group: two by active general members, two by active safety members, and two by retired members. 

Nominations for candidates should be directed to the Contra Costa County Elections Department. 

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Scott W. Gordon
Chairperson

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Term Expires June 30, 2022

Scott W. Gordon has served on the Board of Retirement since 2013.

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David J. MacDonald
Vice-Chairperson

Elected by General Membership
Term Expires June 30, 2022

David J. MacDonald began serving his term on July 1, 2016.

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Jerry R. Holcombe
Secretary

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Jerry R. Holcombe has served on the Board of Retirement since 2008.

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Russell V. Watts
County Treasurer

Ex Officio by Statute  

Russell (Rusty) V. Watts has served on the Board of Retirement since 2011.

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Louie A. Kroll

Elected by Retiree Membership
Term Expires June 30, 2022

Louie Kroll has served as an active member of the Board of Retirement since 2013 and previously served from 1997 to 2006.

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Mike Sloan

Elected by Retiree Membership
Term Expires June 30, 2022

Mike Sloan was elected to the Board of Retirement in 2019.

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Donnie Finley

Elected by Safety Membership
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Donnie Finley was elected to the Board of Retirement in 2019. Finley is the safety representative for CCCERA.

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Reggie Powell

Elected by Safety Membership
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Reggie Powell was elected to the Board of Retirement in 2021. Powell is the safety alternate representative for CCCERA.

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Candace Andersen

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Candace Andersen has been on the Board of Retirement since 2015.

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John B. Phillips

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Term expires June 30, 2023

John B. Phillips has served on CCCERA’s Board of Retirement since 2011.

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Jay Kwon

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Jay Kwon has served on the Board of Retirement since 2017.

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Dennis Chebotarev

Elected by General Membership
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Dennis Chebotarev was elected to the Board of Retirement in 2021.