The Washington and Oregon credit union leagues, preparing for a merger this November, scheduled a series of town hall meetings in August and September to provide member input on the consolidation plan.
"This is an opportunity for every credit union in the two states to engage in the process," explained Troy Stang, president/CEO of the Credit Union Association of Oregon and a likely candidate to become CEO of the combined trade group.
Stang said the 13 separate town hall sessions in the two states represents "an important step in the merger process to gather the perspectives and feedback of CEOs." A vote on the merger plan is scheduled for mid-November.
Joining Stang in meeting with CEOs will be John Annaloro, the president/CEO of the Washington Credit Union League who is slated to retire within two years or perhaps sooner in line with completion of the merger transition.
Cities and dates for the 13 town hall meetings are Longview, Wash., Aug. 23; Beaverton and Milwaukie, Ore., Aug. 24: Grants Pass, Ore., Aug. 25; Eugene, Ore., Aug. 26; Salem, Ore., Aug. 27; Yakima, Wash., Aug. 30; Hermiston, Ore., and Spokane, Valley, Wash., Aug. 31; Bellingham, Wash., Seattle and Fircrest, Wash., Sept. 2 and Lacey, Wash. Sept. 3.