Bay County Retirement Board

Steve Gray- Chairperson
Matthew Pett- Vice Chairperson

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4043
Fax: (989) 895-4113

The Bay County Employees' Retirement System, established on January 1 1947, is created to provide retirement income to qualifying employees and former employees, survivor income to their qualifying beneficiaries, and limited death and disability benefits; to provide the administration and maintenance of the retirement system; to create a retirement board and prescribe the power and duties of the retirement board; to establish certain reserves for the retirement system; and to provide remedies.

The Board of Trustees meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the fourth floor of the Bay County Building.


Bay County Board of Trustees 2019

  • Treasurer - Shawna Walraven
  • Bay Medical Care Facility Representative - Kristal Gonzales
  • Board of Commissioner Representative - Thomas Herek
  • General Group Representative - Jon Morse
  • Road Commission/Department of Water and Sewer Representative - Steve Gray
  • Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Representative - Richard Gromaski
  • Library/Sheriff Representative - Matthew Pett
  • Board of Commissioner Representative - Thomas Ryder
  • Board of Human Services Representative - Sandy Shutt

Staff members for the Bay County Retirement Board include:  


Jan Histed
(989) 895-4030 

Retirement Administrator/ Accountant

Katie Zanotti
(989) 895-4043