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Board of Trustees General Employees' Retirement System

The Board of Trustees General Employees' Retirement System meets quarteryly on the last Wednesday of the month in the de Aviles Conference Room of City Hall, 75 King Street; 1:00pm, 3rd Floor, Lobby elevator "C":

  • February 22, 2017
  • May 31, 2017
  • August 30, 2017
  • November 29, 2017

The five-member board includes two members appointed by the City Commission, two representatives who are elected by members of the General Employees' Retirement System and one who is appointed by the other four members. Elected and appointed members serve four-year staggered terms.

The board is responsible for the general administration, management, and proper operation of the general employees' retirement system.

Qualifications:  None stated.

The current members of The Board of Trustees General Employees' Retirement System are:

Employee Representatives

David Birchim, Chair
PO Box 210
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210

Scott Graham
PO Box 210 
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210 

Officers and Consultants

Jeffrey W. Helms, Chairman/Administrative Officer
400 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Warren Butler 
49 Sylvan Dr., 32084 
St. Augustine, FL 32084 

Leonard O. Pellicer
31 Spanish Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Mark Litzinger, Treasurer,
Director, Financial Services 
City of St. Augustine
P. O. Box 210
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210

Darlene Galambos, Secretary
City Clerk
City of St. Augustine
P. O. Box 210
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210

Michael Pierce
The Principal Financial Group
711 High Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

D. Allen Smith - Gabel Hynes
The Principal Financial Group
Group & Pension Manager
7077 Bonneval Road, Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Michael Tierney
Actuarial Concepts 
3020 Hartley Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Mark Bailey
The Bailey Group 
1200 Plantation Island Drive, Ste. 210
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Martin LaPrade
Sawgrass Asset Management, LLC
1579 The Greens Way, Suite 20
Jacksonville, FL 32250

Brian Bizell
Salem Trust Company
7411 Fullerton St. Suite 110
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Jeffrey Swanson Southeastern Advisory Services
Sawgrass Asset Management, LLC
1579 The Greens Way, Suite 20
Jacksonville, FL 32250