NWCUA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

Credit unions have entered a new era of awareness and increased pressure from the government and opportunity from the public. Times have changed, and the leaders in the credit union community are armed with the tenacity and vision to lead it to new heights. With this in mind, the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) will begin accepting nominations on April 16 for all board of director positions.

“The Pacific Northwest has always been an incubator for credit union leadership serving as stewards of our system’s future,” NWCUA CEO John Annaloro said. “Once elected, qualified board candidates are responsible for establishing the policy and governance direction of the Northwest Credit Union Association.”

Current members of the NWCUA board of directors, who have been serving as the transitional Association board since the January 2010 consummation of the NWCUA, are also eligible to be nominated for either their respective district or asset-category seat.

Terms for all directors elected in 2012 will expire at staggered intervals of one, two and three years, coinciding with the date of the Association’s Annual Business Meeting. Newly elected directors in 2012 will begin their terms immediately following the 2012 NWCUA Annual Business Meeting on October 2. Once those initial terms are up, all board seats will be three-year terms.

The staggered terms for the 2012 district positions are:

District 1: Two-Year Term, Ending in 2014
District 2: Two-Year Term, Ending in 2014
District 3: One-Year Term, Ending in 2013
District 4: Three-Year Term, Ending in 2015
District 5: One-Year Term, Ending in 2013
District 6: Three-Year Term, Ending in 2015
District 7: One-Year Term, Ending in 2013
District 8: Two-Year Term, Ending in 2014
At-Large (Small Asset): Three-Year Term, Ending in 2015
At-Large (Middle Asset): Two-Year Term, Ending in 2014
At-Large (Large Asset): One-Year Term, Ending in 2013

District boundary information is located on the NWCUA website.

In addition to representing the interests of his or her respective district or asset-size category, each board director is also responsible for representing the interests of all member credit unions and is required to promote the credit union philosophy and encourage cooperation among credit unions.

“In order to effectively perform their duties, all directors must possess a certain set of qualifications that align with the values of the Association,” NWCUA President Troy Stang said. “This includes a thorough knowledge of the credit union movement and the trends and stresses affecting it.”

Other qualifications include:

  • The ability to act as a thought leader for the industry.
  • The ability to actively promote the benefits of the Association and its programs to members and prospective members.
  • The aptitude to ensure that budgeting adequately reflects the organization’s program priorities.
  • The ability to represent, communicate and engage credit union leadership and policy-makers throughout the region.
  • The demonstrated ability and willingness to engage in advocacy on behalf of Association issues.

In addition to being sent to NWCUA member credit union CEOs on or around April 16, a complete list of qualifications as well as detailed election information and nomination forms will be available at nwcua.org. Contact NWCUA Election Secretary Lisa Paul at 206.340.4795 for more information.

All NWCUA board of director nominations must be postmarked or received via email no later than April 30, 2012. Once the nominated candidates are reviewed and verified for eligibility by the Nominating Committee, the full slate will be presented to membership in an early June edition of Anthem.

Election ballots will be distributed to delegates on June 11 and must be returned with a postmark no later than July 6, 2012. Election results will be announced on July 12, and new directors will take their seats at the end of the 2012 NWCUA Annual Meeting on October 2.


Questions or Concerns? Contact Matt Halvorson, Anthem Editor: mhalvorson@nwcua.org.

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