The committee’s mission is to facilitate the sharing of information between DRS and the associations and organizations representing active and retired members of the public pension plans administered by DRS.
The objectives of the DRS Retirement Advisory Committee are to:
The Director of the Department of Retirement Systems established the DRS Retirement Advisory Committee as an administrative committee in July 1996 after the State Retirement Advisory Committee was eliminated by statute.
Nominated by Washington state member or retiree organizations, committee members are appointed by the DRS Director and serve for a minimum three-year term.
Andrea Lee, Washington Public Employees Association
Bev Hermanson, Retired Public Employees Council of Washington
Darrell Heisler, Washington School Personnel Association
Nancy Baldwin (Committee Chair), Washington Education Association
Jacque Meddles, Public School Employees of Washington
Cheri Ingersoll, Washington State School Retirees’ Association
William Copland, Washington Federation of State Employees
Chief Scott Bieber, WA Association of Sheriff and Police Chiefs
Richard Warbrouck, Retired Firefighters of Washington
Captain Jason Ashley, Washington State Patrol
Rick Jensen, Washington State Patrol
Judge Julie Spector, Superior Court Judges Association
David Nowotny, Public School Employees of Washington, Deferred Compensation Program participant
Deirdre Walker, Weyerhaeuser
The committee will meet again on April 8 and Nov. 10, 2021.
For information about the DRS Advisory Committee, call 360-664-7312 or write to DRS, Attention: Advisory Committee, PO Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380.
Active members: Update your name and/or address through your employer. That new information will soon appear in your online retirement account.