This letter is in response to the Jan. 27, 2015 CU Times article, "CEO Worries Industry Ignoring Loss of Small Credit Unions."

I'm a small-credit-union guy and I'm proud of it. I spend a good portion of my consulting and volunteer time working with a diverse group of smaller credit unions. It is among the most rewarding work of my career.

Dennis Fisher's comments fairly represent a common theme that I hear from smaller credit unions. The majority of our numbers are frustrated. They feel overlooked and undervalued. They frequently feel like they are "trotted out" to the spotlight whenever the taxation issue rears its ugly head; then, when the fear has passed, they overhear comments from credit union folks that smaller credit unions should just go away.

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