The Pension Board oversees the retirement allowances and medical bills of all 41.18 and 41.18/41.26 personnel. They also process payment of qualified medical bills for personnel of the 41.26 Pension System.
The Board consists of 5 members who include the Chairman of Board of Fire Commissioners, County Treasurer, County Auditor and 2 regular or retired firefighters. The firefighters are elected by secret ballot of the retired firefighters. See RCW 41.18.015.
Pension Board Members
- Joe Dawson
- Monte Nesbitt
- Vicky Dalton
- Rob Chase
- Bob Watts
- Jim Anderson
Pension Board Policies
The pension board is governed by Chapter 41.18 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Spokane Valley Fire Department also maintains a 41.18 Policy Manual.
41.18 Pension System
Personnel hired prior to March 1, 1970. Their retirement is paid entirely by the local pension fund.
41.26 (LEOFF I) Pension System
Personnel hired between March 1, 1970 and October 1, 1977. Their retirement is paid entirely by the State of Washington Retirement System.
41.18/41.26 Pension System
Personnel eligible for BOTH 41.18 AND 41.26 (LEOFF I) are eligible for both retirement systems. The difference between 41.18 and 41.26 retirement is paid by the District.
41.26 (LEOFF II) Pension System
Personnel hired after October 1, 1977. Their retirement is paid entirely by the State of Washington Retirement System.