Public retirement systems topic of public meeting |

Public retirement systems topic of public meeting

The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County invites the public to a public forum titled "Public Pension Funding 101" on Saturday, April 12. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St., Grass Valley.

Basic terms and concepts will be discussed by panelists regarding public retirements systems, the structure of each retirement system and how each is financed. There will also be a question and answer period.

The guest speakers are:

— Dennis Casella, retired Nevada County employee, member of the Retired State Employees Association and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

— Gretchen Zeagler, communications strategist for the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

— Carmelle Soto, consultant for Federal Retirement and Benefits

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