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06/06/2012: Notice of Board Vacancy and Application Process Print
A vacancy will occur on the ATRS Board on July 1, 2012. The ATRS Board voted at its June 4, 2012 meeting to take applications from qualified members for appointment to fill the pending vacancy. The ATRS Board intends to fill the vacancy with an appointment through June 30, 2013. The Board instructed staff to provide notice to ATRS members of the Board's intent to fill this position by appointment until the next regular member election in the spring of 2013. The open position is Member Position #4 on the ATRS Board. This is a position for a certified member with five or more years of service. The member must be an active member and work at an employer that has its central business office in the 4th Congressional District. More details about the qualifications are included on the attachments to this Executive Director Update. The Board has set a deadline of July 16, 2012, for applications of qualified members to be submitted to ATRS. The ATRS Board intends to take up the appointment at its regular meeting on August 6, 2012.

If you are interested in serving on the ATRS Board, the ATRS Board welcomes your application. If you know of somebody who is interested in serving on the ATRS Board, then please share the content of this email and attachments with them. The ATRS Board welcomes applications from all qualified members. Membership on the ATRS Board is a very important way to serve ATRS members and the state of Arkansas. If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact ATRS for assistance.

The ATRS Board and ATRS staff acknowledge the long and quality service of Beverly Leming on the ATRS Board. Ms Leming has resigned from the Board, effective June 30, 2012, due to her pending retirement. Ms. Leming is currently serving as the Chair of the Investment Committee. The ATRS Board acknowledged her many contributions to ATRS through her dedicated service. The ATRS Board and staff wish Ms. Leming well in the future.

If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to call me on my direct line at (501) 682-1820, my cell (501) 318-5998, or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . In addition, if you use Twitter, you can follow events at ATRS and issues of interest by finding the Twitter ID of ATRS or find George Hopkins in the Twitter directory. Also remember that you can go to the ATRS website at www.artrs.gov and sign up to get updates from ATRS automatically on your public or private email address, or both. The update attached to this email is also available on the ATRS website under executive director updates. Over 3,100 people have already signed up to receive this type of email update and other ATRS information via this email list. Feel free to sign up for updates on the ATRS website.

George Hopkins

Click on the following document(s) for more information:

Trustee Application Attachment 1

Trustee Application Attachment 2

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 June 2012 )