Sen. Jan Angel Honored With 2017 Community Impact Award

Washington credit unions celebrate the senator’s leadership and support.

8/1/17

Sen. Jan Angel, left, pictured at the event with one of her legislative colleagues, Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-Port Orchard).

The NWCUA is honored by the opportunity to celebrate representatives who understand the credit union difference, and whose work has generated positive change for their communities and for credit unions. Sen. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) is a shining example of a credit union champion. On July 25, the Port Orchard branch of Peninsula Credit Union hosted a celebration honoring the senator with the Northwest Credit Union Movement’s 2017 Community Impact Award for her legislative service.

“Senator Angel has been an advocate for credit union issues, and we value her leadership,” said Troy Stang, President/CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association. “Washington credit unions are honored to recognize her with this award.”

“Senator Angel understands the value credit unions provide to our members and the community,” added Jim Morrell, President/CEO of Peninsula Credit Union. “We appreciate her taking the time to understand the topics we bring to her attention, and her work to move those through the legislative process.”

Sen. Angel serves the residents of Washington’s 26th Senate Legislative District with distinction as Chair of the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. In addition to eight years of legislative service, she worked in the financial services industry for 14 years, owned businesses located in Pierce and Kitsap counties, and worked in the insurance industry.

“This is a truly great honor for me,” said Angel. “I’ve worked hard to make sure every citizen of Washington has a secure financial system while we keep our policy on pace with technology. The credit unions here in our community and across the state have been very valuable resources and partners in this effort, so this is an important recognition of the results we’ve been achieving.”