David is attending the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) meeting in Washington D.C. this week and shared this video with Tom Sakash, Manager of Small Credit Union Initiatives with CUNA.
Message From David:
I was selected through a contest through CUNA’s Small Credit Union Initiative to receive a scholarship to attend this week’s GAC meeting. As an employee of a small credit union, I had the opportunity to attend a roundtable discussion this past Sunday to kick off the GAC.
This event provides employees and directors of small credit unions the opportunity to network, to share ideas other small credit unions have implemented, and to hear from industry leaders to address the unique needs small credit unions have within the industry.
It’s harder for smaller credit unions to send staff out to events like GAC because it limits the ability to serve the members back at the office. However, attending these events and meeting with our legislators is important to let our Representatives and Senators know how current proposals will impact how we serve our members and what statutory changes could be made to help alleviate the regulatory burden our industry faces.
From Wisconsin alone, we have approximately 60 credit union advocates out here sharing member stories and how we continue to serve our members and our communities, and legislators appreciate the candor and the impact our industry has on so many Americans who need a financial partner.