Firefighters' Pension Board

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TIME: 9:00 a.m.

DATE: Third Thursday of every month

LOCATION: City Hall Annex Building - City Manager's Conference Room

975 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352

Click on the links below for the most recent agendas and minutes.










 Term Expiration Date

Robert Thompson, Mayor, City of Richland / Board Chair 

For the term of Mayor 

City Clerk, City of Richland

Through length of employment as
City Clerk, City of Richland

Cathleen Koch,
 Administrative Services Director, City of Richland

Through length of employment as
Administrative Services Director, City of Richland
Terry Thrall, Firefighter Representative July 31, 2019  
Dan Downs, Firefighter Representative July 31,  2020 
Larry Roney, Firefighter Representative, Alternate July 31, 2019  


Per RCW 41.20, the Richland Firefighter's Pension Board is a five member, quasi-judicial Board that provides certain active and retired Richland Firefighters and their beneficiaries, with benefit services that are mandated by state law and the Richland Firefighters’ Pension Board Policies. The Board is responsible for policies, disability applications, approval of benefit claims, and oversight of the Firefighters’ Pension Fund.

Firefighters eligible for these services are those who, as a result of being hired before October 1, 1977, are members of the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Retirement System, Plan 1 (LEOFF1) and those who are pre-LEOFF, that is, those who retired before the March 1, 1970, effective date of the Washington Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System Act.

Additional Resources

Claim Form

Polices and Procedures


  • Marcia Hopkins, Firefighters’ Pension Board Secretary (253) 569-9895 or