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Three seats open on TRA Board

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The Teachers Retirement Association Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill three active-member seats on the board. The terms of Richfield social studies teacher Mary Supple, Ridgewater College math teacher Will Baumann and Osseo special education teacher Noel Raph expire June 30, 2021.

Raph was appointed as an interim board member when a vacancy arose in mid-term. As a result, three active members will be elected in early 2021. Two members will be elected for four-year terms; one member for a two-year term. The new terms for these positions begin July 1, 2021. There are no term limits on board positions.

Trustees meet about six times a year to oversee the administration of the pension fund. Board members act as TRA fiduciaries in accordance with Minnesota law and are subject to state economic interest disclosures.

To request an application, call TRA at 651-296-2409 or 800-657-3669 or download one at MinnesotaTRA.org. The application must be received at TRA’s office by 4:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 18.

In early spring, eligible members will receive ballots and candidate biographies. Only active members are eligible to vote for active member board positions.

Election results will be certified by the Board of Trustees in June 2021 and published on MinnesotaTRA.org.

Education Minnesota members who want to screen for the union’s endorsement can contact Jodee Buhr at jodee.buhr@edmn.org or 651-276-2156 by Dec. 18.

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