Nomination Information

Nominations for 2019 Awards are now closed.

LEAP in Action

These five separate awards recognize one micro-community demonstrating excellence and achievement in one or more of the four LEAP pillar categories below, and additionally one winner best exemplifying action in all four pillars. Just a few examples of micro-communities are: credit union chapters, young professional networking groups, credit union development educators (CUDEs), and sister societies of the Northwest Chapter of the Global Women’s Leadership Network. 

  1. Leadership: Recognizes programs aimed at cultivating future credit union leaders and/or the development of necessary leadership skills for all levels of credit union staff.
  2. Education: Recognizes either meetings or gatherings with an educational content, efforts to increase attendance at Association events, and events designed to meet the training and development needs of credit union staff.
  3. Advocacy: Recognizes programs that involve PAC fundraising and/or credit union advocacy – promoting credit unions to the greater good, legislator nights, and grassroots efforts.
  4. Philosophy-in-Action: Recognizes promotion of the history of credit unions, fundraising for local charities and/or Credit Unions for Kids, promotions of financial education, and the advancement of public awareness by generating press releases in the media and in NWCUA’s Anthem.



If you have any questions about the Micro-Communities in Action Awards, please contact Christine Ruzzi, AVP, Enterprise Engagement Resources, at 503.350.2206 or [email protected].