Board Dedicates New Headquarters Boardroom


On October 17, 2013, the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners (Board) approved staff’s…

On October 17, 2013, the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners (Board) approved staff’s recommendation to dedicate the LAFPP Boardroom at the new headquarters building to Commissioner Sam Diannitto, retired Fire Department representative, for his unprecedented service for more than 59 years to the System, the Board and its members, and to the residents of the City of Los Angeles.
Commissioner Diannitto was a member of the Los Angeles Fire Department for 43 years and retired in 1997 at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. He was first elected to the Board in 1972 and has served for 38 years – 25 years as the active Fire Department representative and 13 years as the retired Fire Department representative. His Board experience has included serving as Vice President in 1975-1976 and as President in 1976-1977 and 1991-1992.
Commissioner Diannitto has also been a valuable asset to other prominent organizations. In 1985, he founded the Public Safety Employees Pension and Benefits Conference, which continues to be the premiere public safety conference for first responders across the country. Further, he assumed various leadership roles such as Vice President of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC), President of the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) and President of the NCPERS Executive Committee.
Again the Board and staff thank Commissioner Diannitto for his long and distinguished service to the City of Los Angeles and to the members of the System. Review Commissioner Diannitto’s bio for more information on his accomplishments.