About the Lenders’ Council

Register now for 2019 Council meetings! The Lenders’ Council is a community of lending professionals focused on the current and future lending needs of Northwest credit unions. Members of this Council will stay on top of matters affecting the lending industry by having access to a wealth of information through networking with fellow credit union lenders. The available peer support and resources in lending strategies will help bolster interest in the industry, while looking ahead to what’s on the horizon for credit union lending professionals.

Council Meeting Dates

  • Session One, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PST (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST)
  • Session Two, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT)

Event Locations

Council meetings will continue to be held in NWCUA offices with lunch provided and an opportunity to network with peers. Attendees will now be able to call-in directly from their desks, or convene with a group of their co-workers or peers in a conference room at their credit union. In-person Council meetings will no longer be organized in Eugene, Lewiston, Medford, Pocatello, or Spokane.

NWCUA Idaho Office
2710 W Sunrise Rim Road
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83705

NWCUA Oregon Office
13221 SW 68th Pkwy
Suite 400
Tigard, OR 97223

NWCUA Washington Office
18000 International Blvd
Suite 350
SeaTac, WA 98188

Session 2 Information - Aug. 28, 2019

Event Details:

Aug. 28, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (PDT)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MDT)

Register Now

At this session, Coopera’s Kenia Calderon will discuss ITIN lending—its evolution over the past decade, proven outcomes in ITIN lending programs, and steps to kick off and improve the program at your credit union. She will also share best practices, industry resources, and tools to help your credit union be successful. Whether your credit union has an existing program or is exploring the possibility, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more. During the roundtable, we will focus on hot topics and growth strategies for credit unions as we all head towards planning for 2020.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. PDT
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. MDT
Carmen Vigil • Director of Cooperative Momentum • NWCUA
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. PDT
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MDT
ITIN Lending: A Solution for Our Relevancy
Kenia Calderon • Client Relations Director • Coopera
11:15 – 11:25 a.m. PDT
12:15 – 12:25 p.m. MDT
11:25 – 11:55 a.m. PDT
12:25 – 12:55 p.m. MDT
Roundtable Discussion and Q&A with Farleigh Wada Witt
11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PDT
12:55 – 1:45 p.m. MDT
Networking Lunch
Included in your Registration if you are attending in a NWCUA office.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. PDT
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. MDT
Economic Outlook for Credit Union Lenders
Samira Salem • Senior Policy Analyst • CUNA
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. MDT
Carmen Vigil • Director of Cooperative Momentum • NWCUA

Event Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsor:

Farleigh Wada Witt

Council Memberships & Scholarships

Council Memberships

Attend an individual council meeting or purchase a membership for your credit union. Click here to view Council membership options and pricing.

A la Carte Options:

  • Individual Council Attendance: $79.00


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 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.

Learn More & Apply

Council Resources

There is a listerv associated with this Council, email [email protected] to get added.

NWCUA Staff Liaison

Carmen Vigil
Director, Cooperative Momentum
Direct: 206.340.4817
Toll Free: 800.995.9064 x122
[email protected]

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Twenty-four hour cancellation notice required. Failure to do so will result in a $10.00 fee. Refunds are not available. This program is open to NWCUA Member and Associate Member credit union employees only. For more information about the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Council program, email Carmen Vigil at [email protected].