The TRSL Board of Trustees received voting results for the retiree runoff election at its September meeting.
- Clyde F. Hamner (Houma) was elected as retiree representative with 57.39% of the vote.
- Debbie Meaux (Lafayette) received 42.61%.
Hamner retired after 33 years of teaching and administrative service in Terrebonne Parish. His four-year term on the TRSL Board begins January 2022.
“Clyde Hamner is an extremely active member of LRTA and demonstrates a high level of activism necessary to perpetuate our legislative priorities,” says LRTA Executive Director Rodney Watson.
Hamner will take the place Jerry J. Baudin, Ph.D., who has served on the TRSL Board since 2014.
“We’re excited to have Clyde Hamner on the TRSL Board,” says LRTA State President Janis Hernandez. “We take pride in having not only an active LRTA member on the board, but also one who was willing to serve as Second Vice-President and Legislative Chairperson. Clyde will do well in representing our best interests regarding our retirement benefits!”
The TRSL Board meets monthly to monitor investment performance, review System operations, and develop policies for the administration of the retirement plan. The board safeguards and manages assets TRSL holds in trust to provide retirement income for System members.
“I am honored to represent retirees on the TRSL Board, and I thank the members of LRTA for your support,” says Clyde Hamner. “I am looking forward to working with the teachers’ retirement system on your behalf. With the power of LRTA behind me, I believe we can pass the necessary legislation granting a long-overdue COLA in the next legislative session.”