MAR is Founded

A small group of retirees established the Maine Association of Retirees, Inc.  Their goal was an organization representing the unique interests of thousands of individuals who had spent their working lives as State, Education, Judicial, Legislative and Participating Local District employees in Maine. They knew from experience policy makers respond to numbers and that public sector retirees, speaking as a group, could be an effective voice at the State and local level.

During those early years, MAR successfully advocated for:

  • A 1995 constitutional amendment to restore the financial stability of the Retirement Fund;
  • More diverse representation of retirees on the Retirement System Board of Directors; and
  • Annual cost-of-living adjustments to pensions for all Maine public sector retirees.