Gogebic County Employees' Retirement System

Gogebic County Employees' Retirement System

Telephone Number : 906-663-4598      Fax Number: 906-663-4660  
Email: pensions@gogebiccountymi.gov

Lisa Hewitt-Director
Bridget Braspenick-Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the Gogebic County Employees’ Retirement System page. Here you can find a variety of information about your retirement benefits along with administrative information regarding meetings, minutes, agendas and frequently asked questions.

The Retirement System was established by ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors effective June 1, 1946 under the authority of the County Pension Plan Act.  The Retirement System Ordinance, together with the applicable bargaining agreements and applicable federal and state law, control and govern the rights and benefits under the Retirement System.  The Retirement Commission is vested with the authority and responsibility to administer, manage and operate the Retirement System and may grant only those benefits which are authorized by the provisions of the Retirement System.

The retirement system is administered by a five-member board of Trustees consisting of: The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners; the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Commissioners; the County Treasurer, and two members who are elected by the members of the system.  

The Commission proudly serves eligible Gogebic County, Gogebic County Road Commission, Gogebic County Community Mental Health, Grand View Hospital and Manpower active and retired employees.

The Retirement System has the following professional services:

Investment Manager: Fund Evaluation Group, LLC – Rocky Doering, Senior Vice President
Custodian: Charles Schwab
Actuary: Gabriel, Roeder, & Smith Co.
Legal: VanOverbeke, Michaud, & Timmony, PC.

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