Credit Union CEOs Urged to Attend Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit
January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012
With the Oregon Legislature in session beginning Feb. 1 for its first official annual session, February will be a great time to stop by the Capitol in Salem. The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) is hosting its first Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit on Thursday, Feb. 9, bringing credit union leaders in the state together in a targeted effort to shape the future of the credit union movement.
While the budget will be on the minds on many legislators, credit unions will be busy with several pieces of legislation. Several legislative bills have been printed for the session, and NWCUA staff is currently reviewing eight bills related to mortgage and foreclosure. The Association also supports a bill on Elder Abuse that its legislative affairs team worked on during the interim. House and Senate leaders are working to meet the committed deadlines for moving bills through the accelerated process.
This short-session event is aimed at bringing together credit union leaders and their elected officials, and this year’s Leadership Summit is a more focused, streamlined event than in years past in an effort to recognize that the condensed session makes a full grassroots advocacy program difficult to schedule. Credit union leaders are urged to attend and bring one strategic guest, such as a key advocate from the credit union, the chair of the credit union’s board, or a senior staff member involved in community affairs.
The afternoon will kick off with a group lunch and briefing, followed by visits with legislators and a small cake-and-coffee reception in the state capitol galleria. Registration and more information are available on the NWCUA’s website.
The summit is one part of a larger advocacy effort taking place around the same time in February. The Oregon Governmental Affairs Conference will take place in Portland on Feb. 10—the morning after the summit—and that same afternoon will play host to the NWCUA’s Washington and Oregon Leadership Symposium, giving credit unions an intensive opportunity to impact legislation in the region.
Questions? Contact a member of the Association’s Legislative Affairs team: