The Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) is seeking candidate nominations and petitions for its Board of Trustees municipal employee representative for the term beginning Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2020.

Candidates must be municipal employees and active PERS members with at least 10 years of creditable service. Candidate nomination petitions must be signed by at least 25 active PERS members working for municipalities.

Nomination forms, petitions, and a cover letter with a complete election schedule are available on the PERS website, Deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms and petitions is 5 p.m. July 28. Ballots for these elections will be cast from Sept. 10 to Oct. 10, and the Board will certify the election results at its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 28.

The 10-member Board includes the State Treasurer, a gubernatorial appointee who is a member of PERS, two PERS retirees, two state employees, and one representative each of public schools and community colleges, Institutions of Higher Learning, counties, and municipalities. With the exception of the State Treasurer and the gubernatorial appointee, board members are elected to staggered six-year terms.