Passionate About Advancing the Movement? Your Voice Matters on Committees & Task Forces

When you serve on a Northwest Credit Union Association committee or task force, you are directly influencing the Credit Union Movement’s future. Your expertise helps propel credit unions forward. This was evident in 2021 when 257 credit union professionals from 85 credit unions answered the call to service.

Their work helped define advocacy agendas that were successful in all three state legislatures. They recommended regulatory relief that improved credit unions’ operating environments, at a time when flexibility was greatly needed. They reviewed emerging technologies for potential adoption in their own shops. Their work resulted in a series of actionable recommendations and an online resource library to support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. They helped to shape the awards program that celebrated credit unions’ outstanding achievements on the red carpet at the 2021 MAXX Convention last week.

Yes, it’s hard to argue with the fact their voices were heard, and their influence was powerful. And there are more opportunities ahead. The call for volunteers to serve in 2022 is open until Oct. 27 – and the door for leader engagement is more open than ever.

The “Plus One Initiative”

“The talent bench in credit unions is growing and diversifying, and frankly, the quality of this next generation is absolutely inspiring,” said Troy Stang, NWCUA President and CEO. “We are inviting CEOs and all of our committee participants to look around and identify the up-and-coming leadership in your credit union and invite them to join you in this higher-level calling and service in the CU Movement.”

A deeper bench of participants will drive more thought leadership and strengthen committees and task forces, Stang and newly elected NWCUA Board Chair Jeff Adams noted.

“There is a seat at the table for all credit union professionals who want to serve in 2022,” Adams said. “The committee and task force process is inclusive and includes diverse skill sets and voices.”

Want to learn more? Visit the NWCUA website for a full list of committees and task forces and their roles. If you decide to answer the call to service, please complete this online form, by Oct. 27. If you or members of your team have served on a past committee, we ask that you still put forward your recommendation for next year’s committees.

The 2022 appointments will be finalized by early December and invitations will be issued before the end of the year. NWCUA membership will be informed of the full roster by early January. In the meantime, current committees and task forces members will continue their service through Dec. 31, 2022.

“The thought leadership that committee and task force participants bring to the process is testament to the strength of the not-for-profit, cooperative financial services model,” Stang said. “The magic in this industry grows out of the collaboration and engagement of credit union employees.”

Editor’s note: If you have questions about serving on an NWCUA committee or task force, please reach out to Christine Ruzzi, Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Engagement.

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