The ballots have been counted and active and retired Alton Police Officers have spoken.
Police will entrust their pension funds to Chief Jason “Jake” Simmons, Pfc. Michael Beaber and retired Lt. Robert Lahlein for another two years.
“It is an honor to be trusted to serve a third term on the Police Pension Board,” Simmons said. “Ensuring the financial stability of our retirees is absolutely vital to maintaining the level of qualified applicants we can hire.”
The Police Pension Board is responsible for the management of the Police Pension Fund for about 150 active and retired Alton police officers.
State statute determines the number of positions on the Police Pension Board. Currently, there must be two active officers, one retired officer and two appointments, made by the mayor. In addition to the officers already mentioned, Alton City Clerk Mary Boulds and Alton City Treasurer Cindy Roth serve on the board. Sharon Cooke is the only paid employee of the Police Pension Board.