Election of the 2021-22 Board Officers


Each year in July, the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners elects its Officers of the Board to serve one-year terms. On June 3, 2021, the Board authorized a one-time waiver of its Governance Policies that limit the current President and Vice President from serving more than one term consecutively, in order for the current President and Vice President to be eligible to serve one additional term as Board Officers if elected by a majority vote of the Board. On July 15, 2021, the Board re-elected Brian Pendleton as President and Kenneth E. Buzzell as Vice President.

As President, Commissioner Pendleton will exercise 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 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. The Vice President will also assume the duties of the President if the President becomes unable to carry out their duties.

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