Board of Trustees Pensioner Trustee Vacancy


On December 24, 2017, Dr. Walter E. Pilditch, a Pensioner Trustee, passed away following a short illness. Trustee Pilditch will be missed by the Board of Trustees and Fund staff. We will always remember and appreciate his dedication to education and the retirement security of the Chicago teaching community.

With Trustee Pilditch’s passing, in accordance with the Pension Board Bylaws, the Board has declared a vacancy in a Pensioner Trustee position. The President of the Board appointed a Vacancy Committee of three Trustees to evaluate candidates to fill the vacancy and to make a recommendation to the Board at its next regular Board meeting on February 15, 2018.

Any eligible retired teacher, principal, administrator, or other retiree may ask to be considered to fill the vacancy. A candidate for the Pensioner Trustee position must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be a service, reciprocal, or disability pensioner receiving monthly payments from the Fund

Pursuant to the Board’s policy on vacancies, the Vacancy Committee will consult with the Retired Teachers Association of Chicago regarding candidates, and will meet prior to the next regular Board of Trustees’ meeting to review applications and to evaluate the candidates.

To apply for the Pensioner Trustee position, please submit a resume and a candidate statement to Charles A. Burbridge, CTPF Executive Director, at, no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 2, 2018.