Oversight for the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System (GMEBS) Retirement Fund, the GMEBS OPEB Trust, the GMEBS Life and Health Insurance Fund and the GMA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund (WCSIF) is provided by a 15-member board of trustees comprised of elected and appointed municipal officials from among the funds' membership.
The current members of the GMEBS/WCSIF Board include:
Kenneth Usry, Mayor, Thomson
W.D. "Danny" Palmer, Councilmember, Camilla
Boyd Austin, Mayor, Dallas
Linda Blechinger, Mayor, Auburn
Keith Brady, Mayor, Newnan
Beth English, Mayor Pro Tem, Vienna
Ron Feldner, City Manager, Garden City
Marcia Hampton, City Manager, Douglasville
Meg Kelsey, City Manager, LaGrange
Evie McNiece, Commissioner, Rome
David Nunn, City Manager, Madison
Jimmy Palmer, Mayor, Calhoun
Kenneth Smith, Sr., Mayor, Kingsland
Rebecca Tydings, City Attorney, Centerville
Vince Williams, Mayor, Union City
GMA Interim Executive Director Bill Thornton serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the board.
GMEBS Board Meetings
GMEBS Board of Trustees Meetings are open to the public. A notice of the meeting will be posted at the location of the meeting a week prior to the meeting, and the agenda also will be posted before the meeting as soon as it is finalized (usually during the week before the meeting). The final agenda is also available upon request. A summary of the meeting and a list of attendees will be available upon request after the meeting. Minutes for the meetings are available for inspection after the next regularly scheduled meeting. Please call Donna Forman at (678) 686-6217 to request an agenda, meeting summary or copy of the minutes.