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Life After Retirement

Member News - January 2023

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for retirees and beneficiaries. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your life in retirement.  

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Journey to Retirement

Member News - January 2023

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for active and deferred members. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning. 

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SBCERA Receives Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

January 5, 2023

San Bernardino, CA – The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) has been awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for our  Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and an Award for Outstanding Achievement for Popular Financial Reporting for our

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The Board of Trustees Elect New Chair and Vice Chair

Marc Bracco We are pleased to announce the SBCERA Board of Retirement trustees have elected Marc Bracco as the new Chair, and Jean-Rene Basle as the Vice Chair. 

Marc has been an Elected Safety Member of the SBCERA Board of Retirement since January 1, 2019. He serves as a Lieutenant assigned to the Special Operations Bureau of the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department, and has been in law enforcement for over 18 years. He is currently the Region 5 Vice Chairman for the California Narcotic Officers’ Association. Before being elected as the Safety Member Trustee, he spent the last eight years involved with the Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA).

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Looking Ahead to 2023: A Message from SBCERA’s CEO

December 28, 2022

As we reflect on this last year, I’m proud of our team for staying focused on our service to you, while strategically planning for the future.

There’s a saying that change is the only constant in life, which has proven to be true at SBCERA and in the world.  Like so many, we’ve navigated our way back to as much normalcy as possible after a few years of uncharted territory.  Despite this, I want to assure you that our commitment to your retirement security and to serving you has never wavered.

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SBCERA’s Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Stacey Barnier named the new President for the Inland Empire Society for Human Resources Management

December 15, 2022

Stacey Barnier We are very proud to share that SBCERA’s Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Stacey Barnier, has been named the new President for the Inland Empire Society for Human Resources Management (IESHRM). She will serve a two-year term, effective January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024

“I’m honored to have been elected to serve as the President of IESHRM,” said Stacey. “I look forward to continuing to serve our chapter and collaborating with our board to fulfil our mission. We aim to do this by offering top-notch professional development programs, supporting local students and emerging professionals through mentorship, and providing networking opportunities for our 400+ members as well as our philanthropic endeavors in support of the national SHRM Foundation.”

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Chief Executive Officer, Debby Cherney Elected to CALAPRS Board

December 8, 2022

We are very proud to share that SBCERA’s Chief Executive Officer, Debby Cherney has been elected to serve on the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS) Board for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024.

“I am delighted to have been elected to serve on the CALAPRS Board,” said Debby.  “With a clear mission to provide education and forums to share ideas and best practices, CALAPRS plays a critical role in supporting the management of billions of dollars for the benefit of California public employees and their beneficiaries.”  

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2022 Board Election

Ballots are on their way.  Here’s what you need to know.

Beginning the week of November 7, 2022, a ballot package for the Retired Member Trustee seat on the SBCERA Board of Retirement will be mailed by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters to eligible voters at your home address, and you can vote through December 6, 2022, at 5 p.m. — which is the last day and hour that ballots will be received.

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A Conversation With SBCERA’s CIO – 2022 CIO Allocator Insights Webinar Series

SBCERA’s Chief Investment Officer, Donald Pierce, will participate in the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Allocator Insights Webinar Series, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Donald will discuss the decision to move out of international and emerging markets stocks and more into U.S. equities, share about allocation strategies that have added income-generating assets in a time of rising interest rates and inflation, and much more.

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SBCERA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Barbara Hannah joins panel discussion for the Value Edge Global Events 2022 Public Funds Forum

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, SBCERA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Barbara Hannah participated as a panelist for the Value Edge Global Events 2022 Public Funds Forum hosted in Laguna Beach, CA.

Comprised of seasoned women in pension law, investing, and finance, the forum covered various topics such as, legislation affecting retirement systems, divestment laws, Board governance, organizational policies regarding diversity, and litigation impacting public funds and their members.

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Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Olivia Applegate named 2022 Communicator of the Year

We are proud to share that SBCERA’s Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Olivia Applegate, has been named 2022 Communicator of the Year by the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO).

Honored for her exceptional leadership and excellence in strategic communications, Olivia has raised the bar in public communications. Her innovative approach, and forward-thinking have elevated SBCERA’s communications efforts to be one of the most active in the pension industry, setting a new standard for excellence.

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SBCERA’s Communication Efforts Receive Top Statewide Honors

The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) is honored to receive top statewide honors for our commitment to effective communications, one of our strategic pillars, by the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO). 

The CAPIO EPIC Awards program recognizes the most creative and effective efforts in the areas of communication. EPIC Awards honor work that transcends innovation and craft – work that made a lasting impact. 

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Life After Retirement

Member News - September 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for retirees and beneficiaries. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your life in retirement.  

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Journey to Retirement

Member News - September 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for active and deferred members. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning. 

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