Credit Union Professionals Across the Northwest to Bring Strong Collaboration and Engagement in 2020

NWCUA committee and task force rosters are set for the coming year, with members ready to move the needle on important credit union priorities

Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee1/7/2020

Shaping the future of the Northwest Credit Union Movement takes collaboration and expertise. It wouldn’t be possible without the valued contributions of those who serve on Northwest Credit Union Association committees and task forces.

NWCUA is pleased to announce the 2020 committee and task force membership roster. These credit union professionals will guide the Association in critical areas, such as developing policy recommendations, examining market share growth opportunities, and piloting small-batch beta tests in emerging technologies.

“Committee and task force members have an essential role in keeping credit union powers strong. They help advance credit union priorities so that they may offer unparalleled services to meet members’ needs,” said Christine Ruzzi, AVP of Enterprise Engagement Resources. “NWCUA is so appreciative of the many credit union professionals who have committed to this important work in 2020.”

To see a full list of new members, please visit the 2020 Committees website.

The 2020 committees and task forces include:

Advocacy Sub-Committee: This committee leads the Association’s advocacy lifecycle by informing and empowering advocacy leaders within the credit union industry to build an enduring advocacy culture. It’s responsible for developing and identifying advocacy best practices to proliferate within the Credit Union Movement, along with setting fundraising goals and strategy on behalf of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington political advocacy.

Awards Committee: This committee brings member credit unions together to celebrate their collective work. It is responsible for the overall nomination, administration, and judging of the annual awards program that connects, recognizes, and honors the Northwest credit union community. Committee co-chairs appoint sub-committees to act as judges for the awards programs.

Defense Fund Oversight Sub-Committee: This committee helps maintain a strong defense fund and is responsible for providing oversight to the defense fund expenditures as outlined in the fund’s covenants. Covenants focus on wise use and fundraising strategies for special purpose advocacy funding that may need to be acquired to assist with extraordinary governmental affairs and public communication needs.

Idaho Governmental Affairs Committee: Committee members develop the overall advocacy agenda to advance the Credit Union Movement in Idaho as well as make policy advancement recommendations to the NWCUA Board of Directors as needed.

Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee: This committee develops the overall advocacy agenda to advance the Credit Union Movement in Oregon as well as makes policy advancement recommendations to the NWCUA Board of Directors as needed.

Washington Governmental Affairs Committee: Committee members develop the overall advocacy agenda to advance the Credit Union Movement in Washington as well as make policy advancement recommendations to the NWCUA Board as needed.

Regulatory Advisory Sub-Committee: Committee members proactively influence regulatory efforts. It’s a working committee, with members dedicated to partnering with the industry’s regulatory agencies to develop responsible rules and regulations affecting credit unions. The committee connects with and gathers input from member credit unions, which further informs recommendations to Association staff when setting regulatory priorities.

Strategic Market Share Task Force: The task force focuses on proactive initiatives to drive market share growth. It’s responsible for working with Association staff to connect market share growth opportunities with Northwest credit unions. Members connect solutions to barriers, industry message points to consumers, and opportunities for outreach.

Value Creation Task Force: This task force delivers measurable, tangible value to the Northwest ecosystem. It’s responsible for working with Association staff to connect innovative solutions with Northwest credit unions. Members serve as a resource to look at emerging trends, gather ideas, evaluate new fintech, pilot small-batch beta tests (where appropriate), provide feedback, and assist staff in determining winning opportunities that benefit consumers, credit unions, partners, and the NWCUA.

For more information about the NWCUA’s committees, contact Christine Ruzzi, AVP, Enterprise Engagement Resources.