Board of Trustees Election

Trustee Election News

July 1, 2019

 

The Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF) will begin accepting nomination forms on Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Friday, August 16, 2019 for the new three-year term for Trustee Positions II, and V on the Board of Trustees due to expire December 31, 2019 (regular terms) and for the unexpired term for Trustee Position IV*.  

 

Download Forms Here »» 2020 Board of Trustee Election II, IV* and V

 2020 Election ScheduleRun-off dates

The new term for Trustee Positions II and V, will begin on January 1, 2020.

Position II – must be selected from the ranks of Captain or Senior Captain
Position V – must be selected from the classified firefighter assigned full time from the Fire Alarm Operators Division

Additionally: The Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund (during this same time period) will begin accepting nomination forms (Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Friday, August 16, 2019) for the special election to fill Trustee Position IV* on the Board; an elected position to be occupied to complete the remaining time left on the unexpired term for Trustee Position IV* that is vacant due to a retirement.

This Board approved special election for Trustee Position IV* will be held all together with the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees elections to occupy Position IV* on the Board for the unexpired term vacated due to the retirement of an elected member of the Board.

The eligible candidate elected to Trustee IV *, will immediately be sworn in to complete the unexpired term for Trustee Position IV on the Board of Trustees. (Term expires December 31, 2020)

Position IV * - must be selected from personnel who devote full time to Fire Prevention or Fire Investigation and who are not members of the suppression division.

Nomination forms are available for downloading on the Fund’s web site (www.hfrrf.org) for your consideration and convenience, and eligible voters (active HFRRF membership) will have the opportunity to cast their ballot (by US Postal Service mail, telephone or by the internet ) within three (3) weeks following the mail out of the ballot(s), with will include the complete instructions on how to cast the ballot(s) and the deadline to submit.

Nomination forms must be received at the Fund Offices located at 4225 Interwood North Parkway, Houston, Texas 77032 during normal business hours (7:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.) between Thursday, August 1 through Friday, August 16, 2019.

Elections results will be posted on the Fund website at www.hfrrf.org and included the next Red Line newsletter; Candidates will be mailed additional forms to complete after the nominations are closed; and Candidates must submit all forms to the Fund by the established deadline (see election schedule above for deadlines).

Nomination forms consist of a statement including who is to be nominated and by whom.
Nomination forms are available for downloading via the Fund website at www.hfrrf.org or may be picked up at the Fund office. 

Nominees must submit the required Financial Disclosure Form to the Fund’s Chief Legal Officer or designee by the close of business (4:00 PM CST) on the fifth business day (August 23, 2019), following the notification of nominations for Position (s) II, V and IV *.

The election for Trustee Position II, V and IV * will be held by means of a secret ballot, through the mail and are handled by an independent auditor/election service, who determines the results. (One ballot will be mailed for all eligible Active Member Positions on the Board of Trustees)

Should a candidate for election for each position fail to secure a-majority of votes cast, a run-off election will be held for the position. The two (2) candidates receiving the largest number of votes cast are eligible for the run-off.

The initial election process may last until the end of October. If there is a run-off, the election process may last until late November.


Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund
Board of Trustees

Download Forms here »»  2020 Board of Trustee Election II, IV* and V:
Nomination Form (s)
1. Trustee Position II
2. Trustee Position V
3. Trustee Position IV * = unexpired term