Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed James “Jim” Paul Jeffers of Nacogdoches to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Board of Trustees for a term ending February 1, 2015. Mr. Jeffers has been appointed to fill out the remaining term of April Nixon of Arlington, who retired in late 2013. The six-member Board of Trustees oversees TMRS, which is responsible for providing retirement benefit plans for Texas cities.
Mr. Jeffers received his bachelor’s degree in public administration and his master’s degree in political science from West Texas A&M University in Canyon. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the Alliance for I-69 Texas, the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member and past board member of the Texas City Management Association and the Texas Municipal League.
TMRS is a public retirement system with more than 147,000 employee members in 849 cities. The System pays benefits to over 43,000 retired Texans and their survivors and administers a $22 billion trust fund.