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Board of Trustees Election

Your retirement matters to you. KPERS is part of that. How we take care of it now affects us all.

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Your Voice Was Heard

In April 2021, we asked School members to tell us who they would like to represent them on the KPERS Board. You may recall that the Non-School candidate ran unopposed in this election. KPERS Board members serve an important role as a fiduciary by overseeing the System's operations and the investment program. Member-elected positions give KPERS members a voice in the Board room. More on the KPERS Board.

2021 School Elected Trustee

Board Member Candidate Ernie Claudel

Ernie Claudel

From Olathe, Retired teacher and school administrator

Trustee Claudel, Olathe, is the elected School Trustee. He was first elected to the KPERS Board in 2013. This is his third term. He is a retired educator and school administrator from USD 233 Olathe.

2021 Non-School Elected Trustee

Board Member Candidate Ryan Trader

Ryan Trader

From Olathe, Firefighter/Paramedic with Olathe Fire Department

Trustee Ryan Trader, Olathe, ran unopposed for the Non-School position and retains his current seat. He was first elected to the KPERS Board in 2017. This is his second term. He is a firefighter/paramedic from the Olathe Fire Department.

The new term for both Tustees starts July 1, 2021.

Thank you for voting in this year's election and having your voice heard.

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