Jeff Birttnen, Retiree Council Representative to the International Executive Board – St. Paul, MN
Jeff began his career as an eligibility specialist in Washington County, Minnesota, in December 1988, and retired after more than 22 years of service. Jeff was chief steward and served on the Council 5 Executive Board, and continues as “Day on the Hill” Committee chair. Jeff joined the organizing team of Chapter 5 upon retirement and is the first and current president. Jeff has been appointed to the Public Employee Pension Coalition in Minnesota, where stakeholders came together and passed a pension bill that will secure public pensions for years. Jeff was elected chair of the Retiree Council in 2018.