Credit Union Leaders to Gather in Oregon for Legislative Summit, Leadership Symposium

The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) is hosting two opportunities this week for credit union leaders to advocate for the movement and lobby critical legislators during the Oregon Legislature’s 30-day session.

The Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit takes place on Thursday, Feb. 9, in Salem, with the Leadership Symposium to follow on Friday, Feb. 10, in Portland. The two separate events are both open to all credit union CEOs, who may also invite an additional staff or board member to attend at their discretion.

“The Legislative Summit is an important opportunity to touch bases with Oregon legislators—even though Oregon’s first annual legislative session is just 30 days,” said Stacy Augustine, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the NWCUA. “With several monumental foreclosure proposals under consideration, it’s an opportunity for credit union leaders to interact with their legislators and answer questions.”

Legislative briefings will be followed by visits with legislators, where attendees will work to educate elected officials and further the credit union agenda before capping the day with a cake-and-coffee reception.

The Leadership Symposium, meanwhile, is not a state-specific event and is intended to further two of the Association’s top strategic objectives—to improve and evolve the charter and lessen the regulatory burden on credit unions, and to foster unity among credit unions throughout the Northwest.

With that in mind, credit union leaders will have the opportunity to interact with top regulators and legislative leadership in an environment designed to foster communication between the Association and its members—all while allowing for the exchange of ideas between credit unions.

“The symposium is a new Association offering,” Augustine said. “In a sense, it combines several valuable Association offerings, including a regulatory forum, which presents a great opportunity for Northwest credit unions to express concerns and learn about the focus of upcoming exams, a town hall opportunity designed to share new information from the Association, and an opportunity for networking and problem-solving.”

Filene Research Institute’s Denise Gabel will be a featured guest at the symposium, which will also include appearances from top regulators from Oregon and Washington. The full agenda is available online along with registration information for the free event.


Questions? Contact a member of the Association’s Legislative Affairs team:

Jennifer Wagner, Director of Legislative Advocacy
Mark Minickiello, Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Stacy Augustine, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Posted in Advocacy News, Events, NWCUA.