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Fire Pension Board

The Fire Pension Board is responsible for paying expenses and the controlling and management of the pension fund.


The Fire Pension was established by Chapter 35, Section 5(B) of the Mt. Vernon Revised Code of Ordinances. The board consists of five members, serving three-year terms. Three of the members are elected by beneficiaries of the fund, two active members and one retired member. Two members are standing members and are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. The City Treasurer serves as an ex offcio member.


  • 9:00 a.m.

  • 2nd Wednesday of March, June, September, and December

  • City Hall
    Council Chambers, 2nd floor
    1100 Main St.
    Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Name Position Appointed by Term Ends
Chris Heiken President Elected Member 4/21/2025
Jarrod Pochynok Secretary Elected Member 4/21/2026
Greg Scrivner Retired Member Elected Member 4/21/2024
Mary Ellen Bechtel
City Manager
Member Standing Member 4/21/2025
Stephanie Bailey
Finance Director
Member Standing Member 4/21/2027

City Treasurer

Member Ex Officio N/A