NY Credit Union Weekly Roundup: A New Era of Advocacy

The New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) is excited to bring you the latest from the world of credit unions. We kick things off with our enhanced advocacy alliance with Ostroff Associates and welcome back Amy Kramer in a pivotal role. Dive deeper to learn about Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter’s credit union tour, our empowering Scholarship Program, and the upcoming United in Sustainability Summit.

NYCUA Announces New Governmental Affairs Alliance

The New York Credit Union Association is pleased to announce that we have established a new contractual relationship with Ostroff Associates. Ostroff Associates is a leading governmental affairs relationship firm with a proven record of success for its clients. It enjoys strong working relationships with both our state and federal lawmakers, and regulators.

We are also pleased to announce that, as part of our new relationship with Ostroff Associates, Amy Kramer will fulfill the role of the Association’s Chief Advocacy Officer. In this key role, Amy will work closely with our member credit unions, Association management, our Governmental Affairs Committee, FOCUS NY Trustees and the Association Board. She will be supported by the full depth of knowledge and resources of Ostroff Associates, where she will continue to serve as a Senior Vice President.

Many of our members will remember Amy from her previous role as the Association’s Vice President of Governmental Affairs, a position she held for more than ten years. “Having Amy Kramer back on our advocacy team is excellent, and the fact that she now has the full support of the entire Ostroff team makes it even better,” remarked William Mellin, President and CEO of the Association. Amy shares a deep passion for credit unions, is well-versed with our issues, and has an established and very positive relationship with many of our lawmakers.

Please join us in welcoming Amy Kramer back to our team. Amy may be reached at Amy.Kramer@nycua.org.

Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter Tours Local Credit Unions

As Chair of the New York Assembly Banks Committee, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter recently embarked on a tour of several local credit unions to hear more about the tremendous work credit unions are doing for their members and in their communities. We’d like to thank Municipal Credit Union, Hudson Valley Credit Union, Sunmark Credit Union, and Mountain Valley FCU for hosting these important meetings along with several other credit unions who were in attendance. At the New York Credit Union Association, we recognize the importance of ongoing dialogues with policymakers to further the mission of credit unions.

In a social media post reflecting on her visits, Assemblywoman Hunter expressed her eagerness to collaborate with banking leaders to uphold New York’s esteemed position as a global hub for financial services. She also emphasized her commitment to pioneering community initiatives that would enhance the lives of everyday New Yorkers.

The Assemblywoman will be continuing her tour visiting with credit unions early next month.

2023 Scholarship Program: Amplify Your Credit Union’s Commitment to Education

Calling all New York credit unions! NYCUA’s 2024 Scholarship Program is here and we’re looking for your participation. Amidst the rising costs of higher education, our scholarship program offers a unique platform for credit unions to demonstrate their commitment to the dreams of young members.

Each year, scholarships are granted to deserving college-bound seniors who are members of a participating credit union. At NYCUA, we manage every facet of the initiative, so all you have to do is spread the word. By partnering with us for the Scholarship Program, you’re not only solidifying your members’ trust but also playing a pivotal role in shaping brighter futures. Register today to become a part of our powerful initiative!

United in Sustainability: 6th Annual Summit for the Credit Union Industry

United Nations FCU invites credit unions to join them on Thursday, November 30th at the historic Organization of American States (OAS) Building in Washington, DC for the United in Sustainability 6th Annual Summit. Whether attending virtually or in person, immerse yourself in transformative discussions led by keynote Dr. Pushpam Kumar of the UN Environment Programme. Credit unions are at the forefront of combating climate change and addressing socio-economic disparities. Dive deep into strategies that merge operational efficiency with societal impact. Make sure to RSVP by November 21st to be part of the movement shaping a sustainable future.

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