Statewide Meetings on Arkansas Retirement Systems

The first two statewide meetings were held last week at Hope and Hot Springs. The turnout was great! About 250 people showed up for the Hope meeting. The Hot Springs meeting had an attendance of around 350. Thanks to all the Teacher Retirement System members that were able to attend those meetings.

One update to the schedule of meetings was announced. The last meeting scheduled for November 6th will start at 5 p.m. This should allow more members to have the opportunity to attend a meeting in person.

At the bottom, I have attached the slide presentation that I presented last week for those who are interested.

These are the dates and locations for the remaining Statewide Meetings of the Joint Committee on Public Retirement & Social Security Programs (JRC):

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
1:30 p.m. – Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies – Walmart Auditorium, Room B102
Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)
1000 Southeast Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR Phone: (479) 636-9222 

Wednesday, September 25
9:30 a.m. – Theater Lobby
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South 7th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 Phone: (479) 788-8932

Tuesday, October 1
1:30 p.m. – Cooper Alumni Center
2626 Alumni Blvd., State University, AR
Arkansas State University (ASU), Jonesboro, AR Phone: (870) 972-3362

Wednesday, October 2
9:30 a.m. - Magruder Hall
2000 West Broadway, West Memphis. AR
Arkansas State University Mid-South (ASU-Mid-South) Phone: (870) 733-6722

Wednesday, October 9
1:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas Monticello (UAM)
346 University Drive, Monticello, AR Phone: (870) 460-1026

Thursday, October 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – STEM Building (tentative)
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)
1200 North University Drive, Pine Bluff, AR Phone: (870) 575-8000

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
1:30 p.m. – The Sheid Building
Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASU-Mt Home)
1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR Phone: (870) 508-6100

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Nucor Auditorium, Lyon Building
Lyon College
2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR Phone: (870) 307-7000

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
5:00 p.m. – Benton Event Center
Benton, AR  (note: updated time, date and location)


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