How much do you get after 35 years in public service?December 29th, 2011 by Rachel Pritchett
By Rachel Pritchett
After 35 years in public service, how much will retiring Port of Bremerton CEO Cary Bozeman earn in pension?
Somewhere close $2,954.52 a month, according to the Washington Department of Retirement Systems, or about $35,454.24 a year.
Bozeman is a member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Plan 2.
He was the top staffer at the Port of Bremerton for two and a half years, his visions sometimes frustrated by a recession-frozen budget. But he brought Kitsap leaders together to go after the Boeing 737 MAX supplier business, perhaps his biggest parting accomplishment.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bozeman continue in some sort of economic development work locally. He hasn’t said what he’ll do yet, though.
Bozeman grew up in Seattle as a foster child. He graduated from the University of Washington and served on the Bellevue City County from 1976 to 1993. He became mayor of Bellevue for six years.
Bozeman came to Bremerton in 1996 and served as mayor of Bremerton for eight years before moving on to the port.