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The PERA Board's recommended package: What happens next?

The PERAtour statewide outreach effort has wrapped up its second phase of community meetings and programming. Next, the Colorado State Legislature will consider the recommendations put forward by the PERA Board of Trustees to address PERA’s risk profile, and shorten the length of time it will take the plan to reach full funding.

PERAtour by the Numbers



Pageviews on since its launch in early May

  • 1,467 online submissions on
  • 3,000+ attendees at 24 in-person and online community meetings
  • 21,000 participants in the Telephone Town Hall kick-off meetings
  • 529,500 impressions across Twitter and Facebook
  • 1M+ impressions across traditional and digital advertising in all markets visited
  • 1.5M+ PERA member and retiree emails and mailings 

Recent Posts

October 27 webcast: What we've heard

By PERAtour

Over the course of the second phase of PERAtour, PERA staff traversed the state to meet with nearly 2,000 members, retirees, and concerned citizens at 11 community meetings across Colorado. For those unable to attend a meeting in person, we hosted our first-ever live webcast on October 27 to provide the opportunity to experience one virtually. More than 200 participants tuned in to that webcast, a recording of which is available for viewing here.

Phase 2 of PERAtour by the numbers

By PERAtour

Phase two of PERAtour, PERA’s statewide community outreach effort, officially wrapped on November 2 with a final meeting in Denver. Over the course of this second leg of the tour, PERA staff held meetings in person and online to share details of a recommended package of changes to the plan that would improve PERA’s risk profile and funded status.

PERA Board legislative package explained: Redefining PERA salary for clarity and parity

By PERAtour

During the first phase of PERAtour earlier this year, we discussed with attendees at community meetings across Colorado the five principles and priorities that should guide the PERA Board’s development of plan changes to help reduce PERA’s risk profile. Among these was the guideline that PERA should be a retirement plan that calculates retirement benefits in line with career paths and contributions, meaning that “dollars paid in” should be equitable with “dollars paid out.” In other words, PERA should ensure that members receive back what they paid in—that their benefit is directly correlated with their contributions. When asked about this principle specifically, 87% of respondents were in strong agreement.