Event Info

January 22nd

9:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST

6 hours

$149.00 (late registration price)

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Venue Info:

Boise Centre East
850 W. Front St.
Boise, ID 83702

Program Overview

Meet with your Idaho State Legislators and tell them your credit union story!

Please join your fellow credit union leaders as we kick off the 2020 Session of the Idaho Legislature, and continue our work to advance credit union priorities in the State of Idaho. This full day event will include an advocacy team update from your NWCUA leadership team, exciting speakers, and advocacy training prior to a Legislative Luncheon with state legislators and elected officials. 

During the lunch, you will have an opportunity to discuss credit union issues, articulate the credit union difference, and share your stories regarding the impact Idaho credit unions continue to have on the state, local communities and individual Idahoans.

The Credit Union Movement needs your broad support and attendance at this important event, as we continue to raise the bar and drive home the impact credit unions can make at the Idaho Capitol. Register now, and be an active advocate not only for the future of the Credit Union Movement, but for the communities you serve!

To learn more about your local legislators and find your district, prior to registering for the event, please visit the Idaho State Legislature Website and click on ‘Who’s My Legislator’ in the upper right of the web page.

Event Agenda

Boise Center East - Room 400C
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Registration
9:00 - 9:25 a.m.Welcome & Industry Update
Troy Stang, President and CEO, NWCUA
9:25 - 9:40 a.m.The Importance of Advocating with Good Data
Jennifer Wagner, EVP/Chief Advocacy Officer, NWCUA
9:40 - 9:50 a.m.Welcome the New Department of Finance Director
Patti Perkins, Director, Idaho Department of Finance
9:50 - 10:00 a.m.Break
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.CMN Presentation to St. Luke's Children's Hospital
10:15 - 10:35 a.m.The Importance of Telling “Your CU Story” – Connect Your Impact to Elected Officials
Mat Erpelding, Former House Minority Leader
10:35 - 10:55 a.m.2020 Legislative Work in Idaho and Prepping for 2020 Elections
Ryan Fitzgerald, VP, Legislative Affairs for Idaho, NWCUA
10:55 - 11:20 a.m.Advocacy Messaging and Training: Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Making a Real Connection
Samantha Beeler, VP, Federal and Grassroots Advocacy, NWCUA
11:20 - 11:30 a.m.Break/Room Shift
Boise Center East - Room 400AB
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.Prepping for the Legislative Conversation
Samantha Beeler, VP, Federal and Grassroots Advocacy, NWCUA
11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Legislators Arrive
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch with Your Legislator
Welcome to Idaho Legislators
Connie Miller, CEO, Icon Credit Union
Troy Stang, President and CEO, NWCUA

Also includes special guests.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.Transition to Capitol Building
Brief walk or by reserved trolley, see map included in your event folder

Idaho Capitol Building - Lincoln Auditorium
1:30 – 1:40 p.m.All Attendee Group Photo
Outside on front capitol steps – Weather permitting
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Open Discussion and Feedback from Luncheon
2:30 – 3:30 pm Meet with Your Legislators
3:30 p.m.Wrap Up and Visit Legislator Offices as Needed

Location & Travel Information

Boise Centre East
Downtown Boise
850 W Front St.
Boise, ID 83702

Additional Travel Information 


For lodging options, we have partnered with the Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Boise, conveniently close to the Boise Centre East.  To reserve a room, please call their front desk at (208) 331-1900, and make sure to mention you are with the Northwest Credit Union Association to ensure you are considered for discount rates. 

Special Travel Rates and Discounts for NWCUA Members 
The Northwest Credit Union Association has negotiated special rates and discounts for travel accommodations. Find out more on our travel discounts page. 

Pricing Information

NWCUA Member Registration: $149
Guest Registration (must be registered with a member): $40

Event Sponsor

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Major Sponsor

Scarf Sponsor

ASI and ESI Logos

Scholarship Information

Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the credit union movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand this can sometimes take a significant commitment of time and money.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides professional development scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants to travel and attend this important event. Learn more on the Foundation’s website.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Ryan Fitzgerald with questions about this event at 208.860.8072, or [email protected].

For assistance with registration or hotel room block, please contact Brent Petrek at 800.995.9064 x113, or [email protected].