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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

Board of Retirement


Board Members
Robert F. Peck, Jr., Chairman & Member Appointee
Alison Nieto, Ex-Officio Member
Charles Gessner, Selectmen's Appointee
Paul E. Jalbert, Elected
Jason Gilliland, Elected

When we meet
The Board of Retirement meets once a month, unless additional meetings are needed.  The date, time and location of all meetings is posted.

What we do
The Marblehead Contributory Retirement System is one of 106 state retirement systems providing a defined benefit plan for public employees in Massachusetts.  The Marblehead system has over 900 retired and active members.  Members' contributions, combined with employer contributions, are invested by the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Investment Management Board (PRIM).


Contact Information
Linda A. Gifford
Board Administrator

Mary Alley Building

7 Widger Road

Marblehead, MA  01945



fax 781-631-2617

Email Administrator
Directions to Mary Alley
Municipal Building

Hours of Operation
8 AM - 5 PM
8 AM - 5 PM
8 AM - 6 PM
8 AM - 5 PM
8 AM - 12:30 PM



Special Programs/Services - Direct Deposit
The Marblehead Retirement System offers its retirees the option of Electronic Funds Transfer, a safe and convenient way to receive a retirement allowance.  Electronic Funds Transfer allows for the monthly retirement allowance to be electronically deposited into the retiree's bank account, eliminating the possibility of the check being lost or stolen.  Over 98% of the system's retirees now receive their retirement allowance this way.  To receive your monhtly retirement allowance via Electronic funds Transfer you must complete and return a Direct Deposit Authorization Form, available at the retirement office or in PDF format by clicking on the link above.

Related Links
Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
Pension Reserve Investment Managment Board 
Retired, State, County and Municipal Employees Association
Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems 
Social Security Administration

Medicare Services