NWCUA Finalizes Rosters for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

“The commitment of time and energy made by the credit union leaders who serve on our committees is vital in order for us to make positive progress.”Debie Keesee, NWCUA board chair

Final rosters are now set for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2014 committees and task forces after dozens of members answered the call to play a more active leadership role in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

NWCUA board Chair Debie Keesee and President/CEO Troy Stang announced the lineups this week.

“The Association has clearly defined its strategic plan for 2014,” Keesee says. “Our priorities are policy advancement, increased public awareness, value creation to grow market share, and showcasing our social impact. The commitment of time and energy made by the credit union leaders who serve on our committees is vital in order for us to make positive progress.”

“We have the best Association staff in the nation, bar none,” Keesee says. “But it’s your service on committees that enables that staff to be exponentially more effective in creating an environment where all credit unions can thrive.”

Many credit union leaders, like Rivermark Community Credit Union President/CEO Scott Burgess, are returning to roles they played in 2013. “It’s an honor and a privilege to serve,” says Burgess, who will continue as co-chair of the Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee, “but I also view participation as an obligation. If industry leaders don’t step up and advocate for the credit union industry, others with interests contrary to ours would be happy to do it for us.”

Committee service matters, Burgess Says, “If we collectively choose not to advocate for our business, we risk our future as an industry.” (Read more from Burgess here.)

The committee lineup announced this week includes:

AUDIT & POLICY COMMITTEE
Chair:
Jack Fallis, Global
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Audit & Policy Committee is responsible for assuring that the fiscal affairs and records of the Association are in order. The committee works with Association management to select a qualified, certified public accounting firm to complete an annual or interim audit and review the books, accounts, records and affairs of the Association and its affiliated organizations as needed.

AWARDS COMMITTEE
Co-chairs:
Mark Morrison, MountainCrest Credit Union; Jeanne Pickens, Rogue Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Awards Committee is responsible for the overall administration of the NWCUA’s annual award program — including the Summit, Spectrum, Advocacy, Chapter, Directors and CUNA awards — which recognizes and honors the Northwest credit union community for its advocacy efforts and community service.

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE
Member:
Bert Fisher, Our Community Credit Union

The Credentials Committee is responsible for confirming the credentials of each voting delegate at the Annual Business Meeting and reporting on the attainment of a quorum of confirmed delegates at the beginning of the Annual Business Meeting.

DEFENSE FUND OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE
Co-chairs:
Rob Stuart, OnPoint Community Credit Union; Jeff Kennedy, TwinStar Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

Members of the Defense Fund Oversight Subcommittee will oversee the use of the Defense Fund and determine the best strategies for raising funds for advocacy, governmental affairs and public communications needs.

GOVERNANCE REVIEW TASK FORCE
Chair
: Bob Corwin, Advantis Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Governance Review Task Force will make recommendations about the future composition of the NWCUA board — board size, district and/or at-large seats, asset sizes, district boundaries, etc. — and the proportionate representation of credit unions headquartered and operating in the Northwest. (This review was outlined during the 2010 merger process.)

GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY SUBCOMMITTEE
Co-chairs:
Brooke Van Vleet, St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union; Carlyn Roy, TAPCO Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Grassroots Advocacy Subcommittee will provide Northwest credit unions with the ideas, tools, training and inspiration they need to advocate at the grassroots level for legislative and regulatory policies that support the credit union movement.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Chair:
Tom Griffith, Pacific NW Federal Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for seeking out candidates interested in running for the Associations’ Board of Directors, verifying the eligibility of all candidates requesting to be placed on the ballot, and recommending nominees to the board for each open position that is to be filled through the election process.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve, but I also view participation as an obligation.”Scott Burgess, Rivermark Community Credit Union president/CEO
Read Why Committee Service Matters

OREGON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Co-chairs:
Scott Burgess, Rivermark Community Credit Union; Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee makes recommendations to the NWCUA board on governmental relations issues — including legislation, lobbying strategies, grassroots involvement and regulatory advocacy — that affect Oregon credit unions.

POLITICAL ACTION SUBCOMMITTEE
Co-chairs:
Kevin Cole, Maps Credit Union; Mina Worthington, Solarity Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Political Action Subcommittee isresponsible for setting fundraising goals and assisting in fundraising strategy on behalf of Oregon and Washington State CULAFs and CUNA’s CULAC.

REGULATORY ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair:
Gayle Gustafson, Rivermark Community Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

Members of the regulatory Advisory Subcommittee work with regulatory agencies to develop responsible rules and regulations affecting credit unions. They also gather information from members to help the Association set its regulatory priorities.

WASHINGTON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Co-chairs:
Tom Johnson, STCU; Jim Morrell, Peninsula Credit Union
Members:
Find the complete roster here.

The Washington Governmental Affairs Committee makes recommendations to the NWCUA board on governmental relations issues — including legislation, lobbying strategies, grassroots involvement and regulatory advocacy — that affect Washington credit unions.

Find more information about the committees, including complete rosters and official charges, on the NWCUA’s website.

 

Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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