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Committees, Groups and Task Forces

Credit union professionals who serve on our collaborative groups, including our various committees, councils and networking organizations, play a significant role in our success. We are in the process of retooling many of these opportunities!

StateWide Advocacy Council (SWAC)

SWAC is composed of credit union representatives from the four regions across the Commonwealth. Council members coordinate grassroot support, including events such as Hike the Hill; establish VACUPAC goals for each credit union and coordinate fundraising efforts; and create activities for legislators to showcase the "Credit Union Difference."

Emerging Professionals Network

The Emerging Professionals Network (or EPN) is a network of like-minded credit union professionals and volunteers from across Virginia. Our mission is to attract, develop and retain young talent within Virginia's credit union system by connecting, empowering and engaging young professionals. Members of the EPN share a common passion for the credit union industry, professional success and growth, and providing continuous value to their credit unions.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee will meet regularly and discuss and recommend policy positions to the League Board of Directors on issues that impact credit unions at both the state and federal levels. The Policy Committee, with assistance from League staff, will seek feedback from member credit unions when formulating policy for the League. The members of the Policy Committee will also seek feedback through appropriate channels within their credit union, in addition to giving their own expertise, to ensure that they are representing the viewpoint of the credit union leadership.

Financial WellBeing for All Committee (previously Financial Education Committee)

The Committee's purpose is to aid credit unions in living the "Credit Union Difference.”  The Committee will seek to assist credit unions in addressing financial participation, education and inclusion for both the broader population and the more financially vulnerable members of our communities, through initiatives and programs designed to improve households' financial outcomes. The Committee will also seek to leverage its initiatives and knowledge gained from credit unions to advocate for the industry and educate policymakers about credit unions' efforts to improve financial outcomes for our members and the communities we serve.

Credit Union Growth Committee (previously Marketing & Business Development Council)

The financial landscape is ever-changing and competition has never been more fierce. The Credit Union Growth Committee will address credit unions' opportunities and challenges across a broad spectrum, including lending, marketing, business development, technology, demographics, the competitive landscape, strategic business partnerships (including fintechs) and small credit union issues. An important focus for the Committee will be delivering timely, relevant educational opportunities and resources to credit unions.

Audit Committee

This committee reviews the audit report and reports to our Board of Directors.

Governance Committee

This committee seeks recommendations for nominations to the Board of Directors.

Estonia Partnership Committee

This Committee helps the Baltic nation of Estonia revive its credit cooperative movement and aid their efforts to become independent, competitive financial institutions.

Chapters

In addition to our own committees, we also help support the work of regional chapters, groups of credit unions who have joined together to support our advocacy work, offer educational and networking opportunities and engage in community-based projects, including charitable fundraising.

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