Special Commission on the Commonwealth’s Disability Retirement System to Discuss Proposals for Reform

The Special Commission on the Commonwealth’s Disability Retirement System, which Senator Brownsberger co-chairs, will be brainstorming and discussing proposals for reform at its meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. This meeting is open to the public and will take place at 1 p.m. in Room 157 of the State House.  We invite you to share your thoughts here.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Special Commission on Disability Retirement System

3/27/13, 1:00 – 2:30pm

State House Room 157






–          Welcome and vote on meeting minutes

–          Discussion of potential reforms and recommendations of the commission

–          Identify proposals and recommendations for further development

Commission Membership:


Commission Chairs

  • Senator William Brownsberger, Joint Committee on Public Service Senate Chairman
  • Representative John Scibak, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure House Chairman


Commission Members

  • Senator Stephen Brewer, Senate Ways and Means Chairman
  • Joe Connarton, Executive Director of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
  • Representative Brian Dempsey, House Ways and Means Chairman
  • Representative Ryan Fattman, Designee of the House Minority Leader
  • Nick Favorito, Deputy Treasurer for Retirement Services in Treasurer Grossman’s Office
  • Richard Harris, North Reading Fire Chief
  • Edward Kelly, President of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts
  • Greg Mennis, Assistant Secretary of Finance and Infrastructure in the Executive Office of Finance and Administration
  • John Petrin, Burlington Town Manager 
  • Ralph White, President of the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts


Anne Johnson Landry
Committee Counsel and Policy Advisor
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger

Published by Anne Johnson Landry

Anne works as Committee Counsel and Policy Advisor to Senator Brownsberger.