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TMRS Dedicates New Office Space

On Wednesday, December 1, TMRS hosted an Open House to dedicate its new offices at The Grove, 2717 Perseverance Drive, Suite 300, Austin, Texas. TMRS Trustee and former Board Chair Bill Philibert (second from left) dedicated the space to “the service of TMRS’ 220,000 Members, retirees and beneficiaries and more than 900 participating cities, in recognition of their commitment to public service.” Mr. Philibert was joined by Trustees (from the left) Bob Scott, Board Chair David Landis and Vice Chair Jesús Garza in cutting the ceremonial ribbon. In addition to TMRS Trustees and staff, attendees included former Trustees, executives, Members, retirees, other pension system staff, and various stakeholders.

TMRS Celebrates Veterans Day

TMRS will be closed on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11. That day, we will honor our employees, Members and retirees who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Their sacrifice, service and example further protect and preserve our freedoms. We thank you and your families for the sacrifices you have made.

Dan served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1981, four years active and two years reserve. He was deployed overseas twice on guided missile cruisers and worked as an air track supervisor in the Combat Information Center where he tracked and engaged all air, surface and subsurface threats.

Ricardo served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1985 with the 1st Cavalry Division assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron of the 9th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, and with the 3rd Squadron of the 12th Cavalry Regiment assigned to the 3rd Armored Division stationed in Bὓdingen, Germany. Ricardo was a cavalry scout in charge of a TOW (Tub-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile launcher) and crew.


TMRS Welcomes New Participating Cities

TMRS welcomes the City of Orchard in Fort Bend County and the City of Sullivan City, also known as the City of Sunshine, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to our growing list of participating cities.


TMRS is Now 900 Cities Strong

On November 1, the City of Garrett became the 900th participating city in TMRS. In 1948, TMRS began operations with nine cities. Today, TMRS’s participating cities, Members and retirees belong to one of the strongest retirement systems in the country with more than $36 billion in Trust Fund assets and a system-wide funded ratio of 90 percent.


TMRS Has Moved Offices

TMRS moved to new offices on October 18. Our new offices are located at 2717 Perseverance Drive, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78731. Our mailing address remains the same: P.O. Box 149153, Austin, Texas 78714-9153.


Uhland City Logo

TMRS Welcomes the City of Uhland!

Located in Central Texas, the City of Uhland began participating in TMRS on October 1, 2021.


TMRS Recruiting Chief Investment Officer to Continue System Successes

TMRS is seeking an experienced and accomplished investment executive to manage its $35 billion Trust Fund. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CIO is the central point of responsibility and accountability for the Investment Program and leads a team of 25.

Interested candidates should be a strategic and forward-thinking executive dedicated to public service. Broad asset class knowledge and significant experience in portfolio construction and asset allocation are required. The CIO must also have an in-depth understanding of capital markets, the principles and practices of institutional investing, investment operations and investment policy development.

For additional information, including all requirements and preferences, contact Hudepohl & Associates, info@hudepohl.com or (614) 854-7300.


Harlingen City Scenes

City of Harlingen and Harlingen Waterworks renew participation in TMRS

TMRS welcomes over 350 newly-eligible Members from the City of Harlingen and Harlingen Waterworks System, which renewed participation in TMRS for their eligible employees on September 1.


Michelle Downie Kranes will join TMRS as Chief Service Officer

Michelle Kranes Michelle Kranes will join TMRS as Chief Service Officer (CSO) on October 4. As CSO, Michelle will oversee TMRS’ Member Services, City Services and Actuarial Services departments.

Michelle is currently the Deputy Director of the Texas Pension Review Board, where she has worked with the Texas Legislature, the PRB Board and pension systems across Texas. Before joining the PRB in 2013, Michelle was with the Texas Legislature’s Sunset Advisory Commission evaluating state agencies’ organization and effectiveness. She has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the University of Texas.


Return to Work Changes Effective September 1, 2021

Effective September 1, TMRS retirees who return to work for the same city more than one year after they retired will no longer have their TMRS monthly benefit payment suspended. See our Return to Work webpage for more details.


TMRS Welcomes Two New Cities

The North Texas cities of Callisburg and Lone Oak recently joined TMRS. The City of Lone Oak began participating July 1, 2021. The City of Callisburg began participating in TMRS August 1, 2021. TMRS administers the retirement benefits for the eligible employees of 897 cities throughout Texas.

TMRS Mobile App

The App provides TMRS Members with access to their MyTMRS account wherever they go.

Mobile App

The App provides TMRS Members with access to their MyTMRS account wherever they go.

TMRS Dedicates New Office Space

On Wednesday, December 1, TMRS hosted an Open House to dedicate its new offices at The Grove, 2717 Perseverance Drive, Suite 300, Austin, Texas. TMRS Trustee and former Board Chair Bill Philibert (second from left) dedicated the space to “the service of TMRS’ 220,000 Members, retirees and beneficiaries and more than 900 participating cities, in recognition of their commitment to public service.” Mr. Philibert was joined by Trustees (from the left) Bob Scott, Board Chair David Landis and Vice Chair Jesús Garza in cutting the ceremonial ribbon. In addition to TMRS Trustees and staff, attendees included former Trustees, executives, Members, retirees, other pension system staff, and various stakeholders.

TMRS Celebrates Veterans Day

TMRS will be closed on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11. That day, we will honor our employees, Members and retirees who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Their sacrifice, service and example further protect and preserve our freedoms. We thank you and your families for the sacrifices you have made.

Dan served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1981, four years active and two years reserve. He was deployed overseas twice on guided missile cruisers and worked as an air track supervisor in the Combat Information Center where he tracked and engaged all air, surface and subsurface threats.

Ricardo served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1985 with the 1st Cavalry Division assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron of the 9th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, and with the 3rd Squadron of the 12th Cavalry Regiment assigned to the 3rd Armored Division stationed in Bὓdingen, Germany. Ricardo was a cavalry scout in charge of a TOW (Tub-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile launcher) and crew.


TMRS Welcomes New Participating Cities

TMRS welcomes the City of Orchard in Fort Bend County and the City of Sullivan City, also known as the City of Sunshine, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to our growing list of participating cities.


TMRS is Now 900 Cities Strong

On November 1, the City of Garrett became the 900th participating city in TMRS. In 1948, TMRS began operations with nine cities. Today, TMRS’s participating cities, Members and retirees belong to one of the strongest retirement systems in the country with more than $36 billion in Trust Fund assets and a system-wide funded ratio of 90 percent.


TMRS Has Moved Offices

TMRS moved to new offices on October 18. Our new offices are located at 2717 Perseverance Drive, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78731. Our mailing address remains the same: P.O. Box 149153, Austin, Texas 78714-9153.


Uhland City Logo

TMRS Welcomes the City of Uhland!

Located in Central Texas, the City of Uhland began participating in TMRS on October 1, 2021.


TMRS Recruiting Chief Investment Officer to Continue System Successes

TMRS is seeking an experienced and accomplished investment executive to manage its $35 billion Trust Fund. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CIO is the central point of responsibility and accountability for the Investment Program and leads a team of 25.

Interested candidates should be a strategic and forward-thinking executive dedicated to public service. Broad asset class knowledge and significant experience in portfolio construction and asset allocation are required. The CIO must also have an in-depth understanding of capital markets, the principles and practices of institutional investing, investment operations and investment policy development.

For additional information, including all requirements and preferences, contact Hudepohl & Associates, info@hudepohl.com or (614) 854-7300.


Harlingen City Scenes

City of Harlingen and Harlingen Waterworks renew participation in TMRS

TMRS welcomes over 350 newly-eligible Members from the City of Harlingen and Harlingen Waterworks System, which renewed participation in TMRS for their eligible employees on September 1.


Michelle Downie Kranes will join TMRS as Chief Service Officer

Michelle Kranes Michelle Kranes will join TMRS as Chief Service Officer (CSO) on October 4. As CSO, Michelle will oversee TMRS’ Member Services, City Services and Actuarial Services departments.

Michelle is currently the Deputy Director of the Texas Pension Review Board, where she has worked with the Texas Legislature, the PRB Board and pension systems across Texas. Before joining the PRB in 2013, Michelle was with the Texas Legislature’s Sunset Advisory Commission evaluating state agencies’ organization and effectiveness. She has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the University of Texas.


Return to Work Changes Effective September 1, 2021

Effective September 1, TMRS retirees who return to work for the same city more than one year after they retired will no longer have their TMRS monthly benefit payment suspended. See our Return to Work webpage for more details.


TMRS Welcomes Two New Cities

The North Texas cities of Callisburg and Lone Oak recently joined TMRS. The City of Lone Oak began participating July 1, 2021. The City of Callisburg began participating in TMRS August 1, 2021. TMRS administers the retirement benefits for the eligible employees of 897 cities throughout Texas.