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CERS Elected KRS Board Member Resigns

Monday, 09 23, 2013

Kentucky Retirement Systems
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On Monday, September 23, Betty Pendergrass, a CERS elected member of the KRS Board of Trustees submitted her resignation from the Board, effective immediately.  Her resignation was prompted by an opinion of the Kentucky Attorney General received at KRS on Friday, September 20, that Betty’s new position as an Office of Management & Budget Accounting Manager with the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government was constitutionally and statutorily incompatible with service on the KRS Board of Trustees.  Section 165 of the Kentucky Constitution states in pertinent part: “No person shall, at the same time, be a State officer . . . and an officer of any county, city, town, or other municipality, or an employee thereof. . . .”  Kentucky Revised Statute Section 61.080 contains identical language.  Kentucky Revised Statute Section 61.090 states: “The acceptance by one in office of another office or employment incompatible with the one he holds shall operate to vacate the first.” 

You can read more details on the KRS website: 

https://kyret.ky.gov/governance/trustees/Pages/CERS-Elected-KRS-Board-Member-Resigns.aspx