Election of 2020-2021 Board Officers

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Each year in July, the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners elects its Officers of the Board to serve one-year terms.  On July 16, 2020, the Board elected Brian Pendleton as President and Ken Buzzell as Vice President.

As President, Commissioner Pendleton will oversee the administration of the pension system, its assets, investments, actuarial services, rules and regulations.  Additionally, as Board President he will provide leadership in furthering the mission of LAFPP to advance the health and retirement security of those who dedicate their careers and risk their lives to protect the people of Los Angeles.  The Board President also exercises the following duties:

  • Approves the Board agenda; presides at all Board meetings, ensuring that meetings are conducted in an efficient manner and in accordance with the City Charter and Administrative Code, applicable public meeting laws, and relevant Board policies;
  • Determines who will act as spokesperson for the System should the need arise; and,
  • Approves the travel expenses incurred by the General Manager and the Board.

As Vice President, Commissioner Ken Buzzell will assume the duties of the Board President when the President is absent or if the President should delegate the Vice President to act.  He will also assume the duties of the President if the President becomes unable to carry out his duties.

Congratulations to Commissioners Pendleton and Buzzell as they begin their new roles with the Board!