Message from the Chair of the Special Forces Pension Board
January 20, 2016
With a new year underway, I'd like to extend sincere good wishes for 2016 on behalf of the Board of the Special Forces Pension Plan. As newly elected Chair for 2016 and 2017, I consider it both an honour and privilege to take the reins from our past Chair, Roger Rosychuk. As I begin my 11th year serving on this Board, I remain committed to and enthusiastic about carrying out the Board's vision of ensuring pension benefits are secure and sustainable through prudent governance of the Plan.
One of my first tasks in 2016 is to work with the Alberta Government to achieve Board member appointments and reappointments for 2016. These appointments include new members nominated by the Calgary Police Association and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association as well as the reappointment of two existing Board members.
This year, the Board will continue to focus on the challenging, yet critical task of maintaining funding levels that will allow our Plan to be financially secure in the future. Our Plan, along with all other pension plans, will be challenged in this uncertain economy. We will continue our work to see that the Plan's assets are managed effectively, with an end goal of providing a sound financial future for all of the Plan's beneficiaries.
We will also continue to carry on with the good work that's been done with our Sponsor group in previous years of assessing and mitigating risks to the Plan.
Finally, we will ensure Board communications are a continued priority in 2016. Through increased exposure to the Board's ongoing communications, it is the Board's intent to have members, employers and other key stakeholders increasingly understand the structure, operations and funding requirements of the Plan and the initiatives around them. I invite you to reach out to the Board with questions or concerns you may have by emailing email@example.com.
Our Board remains steadfast in its support of the admirable effort put forth by our Alberta police officers in the municipalities of Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Taber. All the best to you for a safe and happy New Year.
Chair, Special Forces Pension Board