APERS Board of Trustees

board scheduleThe administration and control of the system is vested in a board called the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Public Employees’ Retirement System (the Board).  The Board shall consist of thirteen trustees, as follows: the Auditor of State, Treasurer of State, and the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration; three members who are state employees and three members who are nonstate employees appointed by the Governor; two members who retired from the system, including one who is a retired law enforcement officer, to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and two members who retired from the system, including one who is a retired law enforcement officer, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Board appoints an executive director to administer the system and manage its personnel and resources.

APERS Board of Trustees

Ms. Candace Franks, Chair
State Employee Representative
Mr. Gary Carnahan
Municipal Employee Representative
Mr. Larry Walther, Vice Chair
Ex-Officio, Chief Fiscal Officer of State
The Honorable Joe Hurst
Municipal Employee Representative
The Honorable Barry Moehring
County Employee Representative
Mr. Daryl Bassett
State Employee Representative
Mr. Dale Douthit
State Employee Representative
Ms. Kaye Donham
Retired Trustee
Mr. Richard Wilson
Retired Trustee
Mr. Russell White
Retired Law Enforcement Trustee
Mr. Gary Wallace
Retired Law Enforcement Trustee
The Honorable Dennis Milligan
Ex-Officio, Auditor of State
The Honorable Mark Lowery
Ex Officio, Treasurer of State












APERS Board Rules

Note: While APERS strives to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website regarding your retirement benefits, the passage of a new law will take precedent over any APERS rule. 

Please contact APERS directly to get the latest information.

The current APERS Board Rules can be found here.

 Board Meeting Schedule and Materials for 2022

The minutes from previous years' meetings can be found on the Board Minutes Archive Page.

Tentative agendas will usually be posted shortly before each scheduled meeting. Minutes must be prepared and approved by the Board at a subsequent meeting before being posted.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Until further notice all APERS board meetings will be held over the internet via Zoom.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings convene at 9:00 a.m.  If you need information on being an attendee please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than the day prior to the meeting date.


Date Type Documents Notes
February 16 Quarterly Agenda
Note: A tentative agenda will be posted prior to each meeting. Minutes will be available once they are approved at a subsequent meeting.
April 5 Special Agenda
Formed committee to explore hiring a new director.
April 28 Special Agenda
May 18 Quarterly Agenda
August 17 Quarterly Agenda
October 25 Annual Workshop Agenda

The Annual Workshop will be an all-day session, beginning at 9:00 a.m, held at the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.
November 16 Quarterly Agenda

Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS participating employer.