The 2021 Delegates Meeting will be a virtual event Friday, Oct. 29 and include an election of two Teacher Board Members.
As always, informational presentations about the Retirement System will be provided at the meeting. Please see the meeting agenda and the Rules of Procedure.
Emails to Delegates
To date, NYSTRS sent the following meeting-related emails to delegates at their school email address. If you are a delegate and you did not receive these emails, please check your spam folder. If the emails are not in your spam folder, contact your IT department to ask that they whitelist emails from firstname.lastname@example.org as they are official NYSTRS business emails that you require for your delegate responsibilities. If you still experience difficulty, contact us at email@example.com or (518) 447-4785.
The meeting includes an hour-long Q&A session with the Board and staff. Delegates were invited to submit questions by Friday, Oct. 1. Similar questions will be grouped together and answered thoroughly. For your reference, you can watch the 2020 Q&A session on our website.
Election of Teacher Trustees
Two teacher member trustees are up for election at the meeting. Eric J. Iberger, a teacher in the Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District, is the incumbent running for election for the 2022-2025 term. Juliet Benaquisto, a teacher in the Schenectady City School District, is the incumbent running for election to complete the remainder of the 2020-2023 term.
Delegates had the opportunity to nominate other candidates until the deadline of Friday, Oct. 15. It was not necessary to submit a nomination form for Mr. Iberger or Ms. Benaquisto as their names will automatically appear on the ballot.
Additional Meeting Details
In the coming weeks, we will provide delegates with additional meeting details, including the virtual platform to access the meeting and a User Guide.
For information on how to treat Annual Delegates Meeting attendance, salary and expense issues, refer to: