Regulators to Speak at Open Forum

Top regulators from state and federal agencies will speak at the Association’s upcoming regulatory and legislative forum on June 22 in Bend, Ore.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Supervisory Examiner Hilary Tormala will attend, as will Janet Powell of Oregon’s Department of Consumer & Business Services.

The chairs of the Oregon and Washington Governmental Affairs Committees, which deal with both federal and state issues, will lead this strategic discussion of current legislative and regulatory issues.

“The forum is a great place to discuss current issues being faced and ensure all credit unions’ concerns and expectations are heard,” said Debie Keesee, President & CEO of Spokane Media FCU, who heads the Washington committee. “In addition, it is a channel of communication with regulators. This allows for a two-way dialog, allowing credit unions to express how their rules are affecting them and their members. It also allows regulators to convey their expectations of credit unions.”

This will be the second Governmental Affairs Forum since the Association came together, and the first ever in Oregon. Any member credit union staffer with an interest in government relations can attend these gatherings.

“The forum is a place where member credit unions from both Oregon and Washington come together, strengthening the Northwest’s credit union community,” noted Jean Wheat-Palm, President & CEO of Valley Credit Union, and chair of the Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee.

Staff notes that these forums also help get an understanding of the pressing issues and opportunities your credit union faces, and understand issues relevant to your credit union.


Questions or registration information? Contact a member of the NWCUA Governmental Affairs Team.

Jennifer Wagner, Director of Legislative Advocacy
Mark Minickiello, Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Stacy Augustine, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Christine Duncan, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President

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