Retirement Board

Retirement Board update

As part of Governor Charlie Baker’s declared emergency and growing need to protect public health and maintain essential functions, we closed public access to Framingham City Hall effective Tuesday, March 17. If you need to contact a staff member in the Retirement Office, please call 508-532-5465 or email staff members (noted below). 

Pension payments will go out as usual at the end of the month. Any forms that you may need to get to the retirement office should be mailed.  If you are completing an application for retirement or a withdrawal of your funds and have any questions, please call us at 508-532-5465, so that we may assist you. Thank you for your understanding.

Staff email information

Laurie Lizak, Executive
Frank Pettengill, Assistant
Mark Bingle, Retirement Resources


This was designed to provide updated and accurate information to the members and beneficiaries of the City of Framingham Retirement System. This information is not intended as a substitute for the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) nor will its interpretation prevail should a conflict arise between its contents and MGL Chapter 32. Rules governing retirement benefits are subject to change periodically either by statue of the Massachusetts Legislature or by the Framingham Retirement Board.


The City of Framingham Retirement System 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 in compliance with Chapter 32. 

Each system is governed by a retirement board. It is the responsibility of the Retirement Board to administer, in accordance with the law, the retirement system and provide a comprehensive explanation of rights, benefits, and regulations regarding retirement to all employees of the City of Framingham (excluding teachers), the Framingham Housing Authority and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA). The City of Framingham Retirement Board consists of five members.


Retirement Board Members
Term End Date
Richard G. Howarth Jr.  Chairperson N/A
Peter J. Rovinelli  Vice Chairperson June 30, 2019
Joseph A. Fonseca  Member
December 17, 2020
John W. White Jr. Member January 15, 2021
Mary Ellen Kelley  Member Undefined