SBCERA Cover Story

On behalf of the SBCERA Board of Trustees, executive management team and staff, it is with heavy hearts that we issue this statement.

On December 2, 2015, our community suffered a terrible mass tragedy which has affected countless families throughout the region, none more so than the victims and their loved ones. As the defined benefit provider for the County of San Bernardino, SBCERA administers service retirement, disability retirement and death benefits for over 35,000 members and beneficiaries, including most of the victims.

To the victims and their families, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Alongside the rest of the community, we mourn the loss of those killed, and we wish good health and full recovery to those wounded and injured.

As we grieve, we also fully commit to continue serving members and beneficiaries. While our hearts are shaken, our resolve and commitment to you is undeterred. SBCERA will work diligently to evaluate and efficiently process all benefit claims resulting from this tragedy. If you or a family member have been directly affected by the tragedy in San Bernardino on December 2, please contact SBCERA at (909) 885-7980 x322.

We must also give our utmost thanks and appreciation to the first responders, many of whom are members of SBCERA. We are truly grateful for your heroism and sacrifice.

Very Truly Yours,

Gary A. Amelio
Chief Executive Officer

Brendan Brandt
Chairman, Board of Retirement