About the Lenders Council

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 (Zoom Video Conference Only) – Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT)
  • Special Session (Zoom Video Conference Only) – Thursday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT)
  • Session Two (Zoom Video Conference Only) – Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. MDT)

Session Two - Oct. 20

This session of the Lenders Council will be all about the member. What trends are we hearing from our membership and what’s coming next? Join your peers and come prepared to share to learn more about where your team should be focused in the months to come.   

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Tuesday, October 20Lenders Council Agenda
10:00 – 10:10 a.m. PDT
11:00 – 11:10 a.m. MDT
Welcome & Introductions
Carmen Vigil, AVP Member Engagement, NWCUA
10:10 – 11:15 a.m. PDT
11:10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MDT
What’s Coming Next?
Dialogue and Roundtable Discussion with Lending Leaders
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. MDT
Emergency Loan Program
Claire Hendrix, Program Director, NWCUF
Stephanie Tocher, VP of Lending, Connections CU
11:30 – 11:40 a.m. PDT
12:30 – 12:40 p.m. MDT
Technology Break
Check your phone, fill up your teacup!
11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. PDT
12:40 – 1:20 p.m. MDT
Legal Q&A and Roundtable
Farleigh Wada Witt
12:20 – 12:30 p.m. PDT
1:20 – 1:30 p.m. MDT
Wrap-Up and Future Content Brainstorm
Closing remarks & Greater Good

Event Location

The remaining 2020 Council meetings will be held via Zoom. Zoom information will be sent to attendees a few days ahead of the event.


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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: $99


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 $1,000 per year for selected applicants.

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Council Resources

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

NWCUA Staff Liaison

Your NWCUA Staff Liaison
Carmen Vigil
AVP, Member Engagement
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 our AVP of Member Engagement, Carmen Vigil.

Questions or Concerns?

For assistance with registration please contact our Director of Programing, Holly Miller at 800.995.9064 x220 or via email.