North Adams Contributory Retirement Board

The North Adams Contributory Retirement Board consists of five members, two appointed by the mayor, two elected from among the membership of the North Adams Contributory Retirement System, and one appointed by the Board.  Appointed members of the Retirement Board serve three-year terms and require reappointment by the Mayor.  Vacancies occurring on the Board may be filled in the same manner, but only for the balance of an unexpired term.

The North Adams Contributory Retirement Board is one of 104 contributory retirement systems for public employees within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  All 104 systems, although operating independently, are bound together under one uniform retirement law, Chapter 32 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Chapter 32 establishes benefits contributions requirements, accounting and funding structure for the system. The Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) created by Chapter 306 of Acts of 1996 oversees these systems and ensures all board actions is in compliance with Chapter 32.  Each system is governed by a retirement board which is responsible for administering, in accordance with the law, the retirement system and providing a comprehensive explanation of rights, benefits, and regulations regarding retirement to all employees of the City of North Adams.

Beth Matson, Pension Administrator


Mailing Address
North Adams Contributory Retirement Board
61 Main Street, Suite 247
North Adams, MA 01247-0229

Members Seat Term Expiration
Lawrence O'Brien Chair  
Beverly Cooper Member November 2023
Matthew Labonte Member  
Fred Thompson Member  
Kathleen Wall Member December 2023

Meetings are monthly in the Retirement Board Office, 61 Main Street, Suite 247.

City Council Liaison
Wayne Wilkinson

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are posted with Meeting Materialsotherwise, they are available by contacting the North Adams Retirement Board.

Records Request Officer
Beth Matson  
Beth A. Matson
61 Main Street, Suite 247
North Adams, MA 01247