Credit Union Leaders Engage With Gov. Kate Brown, Rep. Tobias Read, at Rivermark

Governor Kate Brown addresses credit union advocates at Rivermark Community Credit Union.

Oregon credit union advocates came together to share news of the important work they’re doing in communities across the state with Governor Kate Brown and State Rep Tobias Read, who is running for State Treasurer.

The event was hosted by Rivermark Community Credit Union in Portland, and brought together passionate credit union advocates from around the state.

Advocates met with Gov. Brown who discussed her priorities for the state, which credit unions are a critical part of. Credit union leaders in attendance shared the work they are doing to support financial education and through credit union high school branches and how their work aligns with the Governor’s focus on bringing more hands-on educational opportunities to high school students.

Rep. Tobias Read was recognized for his work in the Legislature on the recent public funds program—allowing municipalities to invest public funds into credit unions—along with his “Save Today, Secure Tomorrow” retirement savings bill and work on the prize-linked savings program.

“Credit unions are a natural fit for Oregon, and I’ve always enjoyed working together on innovative ways to improve our communities. I look forward to continuing that relationship in the State Treasurer’s office,” Rep. Read said.

NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang echoed praise for both officials while also making a pitch for continued advocacy when they return to work in the state capitol.

“This is a great, tangible example of credit union advocacy at work today,” he said “But it is strengthened when that work and support continues on behalf of the Credit Union Movement in Salem.”

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Posted in Advocacy News, NWCUA.