AMCRE is the only organization dedicated to the interests of Mendocino County's retired employees.

Through its own actions and in association with retiree organizations of 19 other "1937-Act" counties (by affiliation with CRCEA, the California Retired County Employees Association), AMCRE can give the retiree a powerful voice that would otherwise be unavailable.

AMCRE is also a social organization for retirees and their spouses and friends, with four general meetings and two luncheons each year. The Christmas Luncheon even includes live entertainment!

AMCRE is the result of the efforts of Irene Lange, retired Mendocino County Treasurer-Tax Collector, leading a few Mendocino County Retirees who saw the need, in 1991, for representation at the County Retirement Board, the Board of Supervisors, and at the state level. These dedicated retirees created an organization with CRCEA affiliation, to band with other '37-Act county-retirees associations for such strength. AMCRE was the 20th (and therefore last) CRCEA member organization formed. AMCRE started small but now (fall 2010) boasts more than 740 members.

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