Retirement Board


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 the statute 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, 2022
Joseph A. Fonseca  Member
December 17, 2023
John W. White Jr. Member January 15, 2024
Mary Ellen Kelley  Member Undefined