General Employee's Retirement Board

Mission Statement

The Board of Trustees is vested with the authority and fiduciary responsibility for the administration, management and operation of the retirement system pursuant to collective bargaining agreements and applicable federal and state law.

The board has a duty to properly administer the provisions of the plan and invest the funds of the trust in accordance with Public Act No. 3124 of 1985 (MCL 38, 1132 et seq.) known as Act 314.


Generally, the board meetings on the third Thursday every month at 5 p.m. in the City Council Study Room, 23555 Goddard, Taylor, MI.

All meeting of the board are open to the public and subject to the provisions of the Michigan Open Meetings Act.

Board Members

Cecilia Pare, chairperson and 1917 Representative
Tim Faremouth
Edward Bourassa
Snehal Patel, TGM Representative
Sheila Gorski-Schulte, City of Taylor Human Resources Director
Barb Hall, 1128 Representative

The Pension Board Office is generally open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Pension Board Administrative Assistant may be reached by phone at (734) 288-6780 or ​via email