PROVIDENCE, R.I. (1/15/16)--While credit unions often aim to get in the good graces of lawmakers during legislative events, it was lawmakers who lavished praise on the good work of credit unions this week when the Rhode Island credit union movement held its Governmental Affairs Day in Providence.
More than 50 credit union leaders attended the event, which was hosted by Paul Gentile, president/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association. Gary Furtado, chair of the Rhode Island advocacy committee and president/CEO of Navigant CU, Smithfield, R.I., also helped welcome the ranking lawmakers who were in attendance.
Lawmakers included General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Jamestown-Newport).
McKee noted the quality work of the state’s credit union movement. And Paiva Weed expressed her appreciation for Rhode Island credit unions by detailing their value, including:
The day concluded with networking and discussion sessions, with at least 15 lawmakers making time to meet with their credit union constituents.