Senator John Rizzo Appointed to the MOSERS Board of Trustees
On January 26, 2021, Senator Dave Schatz, President Pro Tem of the Senate, appointed Senator John Rizzo (District 11) to the MOSERS Board of Trustees. Senator Rizzo replaced Senator Gina Walsh on the Board.
As of November 2020, 419 active state employees working in a MOSERS benefit-eligible position live in Senator Rizzo’s district earning an annualized payroll of nearly $16.5 million as well as 542 MOSERS retirees or survivors who receive $7.7 million in annualized pension benefits.
Senator Rizzo, a Democrat, represents Independence, Sugar Creek and NE Kansas City within Jackson County in the Missouri Senate. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives to his first two-year term in November 2010. He was elected to the Missouri Senate in November 2016.
He has served as the 11th Ward Committeeman for Jackson County. He is also a former board member for Truman Medical Center and a former member of the Kansas City Planning Commission.
The MOSERS Board is responsible for establishing and maintaining Board policies, procedures, and objectives for the retirement system's operations.
Trustees elected by members serve a four-year term. The State Treasurer and the Commissioner of Administration serve as Trustees during their respective terms of office. The two members of the Missouri Senate and the two members of the Missouri House of Representatives are appointed by the Senate Pro Tem and Speaker of the House, respectively. These General Assembly members serve as Trustees until they resign, are no longer members of the General Assembly, or are replaced by new appointments. Trustees appointed by the Governor serve as Trustees until they resign or are replaced by new appointments.