Retirement Board

The office will be closed March 7 - 11, 2024.

Welcome to Our Website!

The Southbridge Retirement Board is pleased to provide our active and retired members, their families, and the public, access to information about the Southbridge Retirement System.

It is our intention that the website be used as a helpful retirement planning tool, as a reliable source of important explanations of the public employee retirement law, and a way to report current news about retirement benefits.

We're happy that you have visited and we encourage you to browse often!

Regular Meetings

  • 9 am
  • Last Thursday of every month
  • Town Hall
    41 Elm Street
    Retirement Board Office
    Southbridge, MA 01550

Agendas & Minutes:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Board Members

  • Wilfrid Cournoyer, Chair/Elected
  • Julie A. Peña, Vice-Chair/Elected
  • Kristine J. Russell, Ex-Officio
  • Michelle Hill, Appointed
  • Pamela A. Leduc, Fifth Member

A signpost showing two choices of roads: Work or Retire

Important Update

1200 hoursMaximum number of hours a retiree can work in a year

More Information:

All retirees receive their retirement allowance once per month, usually on the last business day of the month. Please note that it is important to keep the Retirement office updated when changing addresses and telephone numbers, and with any changes in marital status.

If you have any questions regarding your retirement benefit or your account, please call us at 508-765-4903, or send us an email.


The Board unanimously voted to grant retirees a COLA increase of 3% on their first $14,000 of Retirement Benefits, or $420. This increase will take effect on July 1, 2023.

Website Disclaimer

The Southbridge Retirement Board maintains this website for the purposes of providing helpful information about the Southbridge Retirement System to its members and beneficiaries, and to the public.

The information on this website originates from a number of public and private sector sources, and therefore, may not be current. The Southbridge Retirement System makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website. Visitors should not act upon any information provided on this website without first verifying its current accuracy with the Southbridge Retirement System.

Where "legal notice" to the Southbridge Retirement System may be required by law, rule, or regulation, communications made through the email or messaging system of this website shall not constitute such notice to the Southbridge Retirement System, its officers, employees, agents, or representatives.