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  WCERS provides retirement services for Active, Deferred, Retired Wayne County Employees, Wayne County Airport Authority Employees and Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court Employees.

 

 

Brief History  

About

The Wayne County Employees’ Retirement System was created under the authority of Act. No. 156 of the Public Acts of 1851, as amended, by Act 249 of the Public Acts of 1943. The Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance on August 8, 1944, establishing the Wayne County Employees’ Retirement System to become effective on December 01, 1944. Since it’s inception the Wayne County Employees’ Retirement System has provided retirement and related benefits for thousands of Wayne County public employees Today the System serves nearly 10,000 active and retired members.

First board

The original Board of Trustees was comprised of three (3) ex-officio members: William A. Comstock, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Jacob P. Sumeracki, Chairman of the Board of Auditors and John J. Kozaren, Wayne County Treasurer, and four (4) elected employee members: John C. Jacoby, Dr. T.K. Gruber, Louis G. Basso and Jacob C. Robinson. 

Executive Secretaries

The Retirement System has had only five (5) executive secretaries over the past 60 years

Leland P. Allcut, Sr.
Alfred D. Bricker
Joseph A. Magda
Ronald C. Yee
Robert J. Grden (Current)