2019 State GAC kicks off

GAC 2017 Capitol

Credit union advocates from throughout New York are in Albany today for the New York Credit Union Association’s State Governmental Affairs Conference. The two-day conference provides attendees with opportunities to build relationships and discuss credit union issues with some of the most influential figures in state government.

This year’s conference will include a political update from former New York Gov. George Pataki, who will share his extensive inside knowledge of state government with event attendees.

Later today, Kendra Rubin, Association VP of governmental affairs, will provide attendees with legislative updates during a legislative briefing. The briefing will touch on the Association’s 2019 state-level legislative priorities and prepare advocates for their meetings with lawmakers.

This evening, attendees will have an opportunity to meet informally with lawmakers during the legislative reception.

Additionally, the conference includes a special YP Track for young professionals and volunteers. The first night of the track included a networking meet-up at the City Beer Hall in Albany.

Today, young professionals are hearing from a panel of speakers at the Hilton Albany Hotel.

Tomorrow will include a full day of legislative visits at the state Capitol with lawmakers and their staff. During their meetings, the advocates will address a number of credit union-specific legislative priorities, including data security, state and municipal deposits, the Banking Development District Program, and more.

To learn more, visit the Association’s website.

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