James R. Wilbanks, Ph.D., Retirement Administrator
The Mendocino County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) administers defined retirement plan benefits for Mendocino County, Mendocino County Superior Courts, and the Russian River Cemetery District pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law Act of 1937 (CERL) and the Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). MCERA is governed by a Board of Retirement and is separate from the County of Mendocino. MCERA is committed to working for our active and retired members.
Our Mission Statement
To provide members and their beneficiaries with sustainable benefits and exceptional service through professional plan administration and prudent investment practices.
Our Guiding Principles
We exist to serve our clients, sponsors and the taxpayers of Mendocino County. We act with integrity and respect for all. We think strategically and are continuously improving. We recognize people are our most valuable resource and our culture empowers staff.