Clackamas Federal Credit Union Purchases new Location to Expand Administrative Offices and Open Community Center
The new location in Oak Grove, Oregon, will have a dedicated area for community meetings and providing financial education programs.
Clackamas Federal Credit Union continues to experience growth, and to accommodate that success, the credit union will expand with the purchase of a 53,000–square–foot commercial space, where it will bring staff together under one roof, provide members with an updated branch, and the community with a space to come together.
The new space—a former Safeway grocery store—will house credit union headquarters, a branch location, and ITM-based drive-up tellers. And because of the significant size of the building, Clackamas Federal is planning to open a community center and public meeting space, which will be available for nonprofits, business partners, members, and outside groups looking for space for up to 200 people.
The new center and public meeting space will have an outside entrance, lobby space, conference, and meeting facilities, kitchenette for catering events, and all of the amenities necessary for large community gatherings. Groups will be able to reserve the space and host gatherings for a nominal fee. The center will be open to the public in early 2021.
“Community is an important part of who we are. We were the first credit union to lay down roots in many of the smaller towns throughout Clackamas County, and we’ve remained committed to giving back to our neighbors ever since: supporting worthy local organizations through fundraising, donations, and year-round volunteerism,” said Aaron Goff, President and CEO. “This space will allow us to grow for years to come and enhance our ability to serve the region in meaningful ways.”
Goff attributes such solid and steady growth to being the first credit union to serve small Clackamas County communities and fully commit to civic involvement and volunteer service to those communities.
“I think we’ve made a positive and significant impression in our communities by staying true to our mission—we put members first,” said Goff.
Long an advocate for community causes and nonprofit volunteer efforts, Clackamas Federal continues to make a significant impression on the neighborhoods in which it does business. So far in 2019:
- 55 hours spent teaching financial literacy in both English and Spanish
- 604 students taught financial literacy
- 176 volunteer hours
- Nearly $22,000 raised for local nonprofits
“I think our growth has been so steady because we have also been true to our mission of serving community and contributing to causes in meaningful ways—we consider ourselves a community partner in Clackamas County and residents have embraced us and value our contributions,” Goff said.