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 nine trustees, as follows: the Auditor of State, the Treasurer of State and the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration shall be ex officio members; and three members who are state employees and three who are nonstate employees to be appointed by the Governor for staggered six-year terms.  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 David Hudson
County Employee Representative
The Honorable Andrea Lea 
Ex-Officio, Auditor of State
Mr. Daryl Bassett
State Employee Representative
The Honorable Dennis Milligan
Ex Officio, Treasurer of State
Mr. Dale Douthit
State Employee Representative







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 2021

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

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 17 Quarterly Agenda
May 19 Quarterly Agenda
  Minutes will be available once they are approved at a subsequent meeting.
August 18


 A tentative agenda will be posted prior to the meeting. Minutes will be available once they are approved at a subsequent meeting.
TBA Educational Seminar Agenda
November 17 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.