Credit unions across the country work to build better communities. Sharing stories of support is a critical component of Advancing Communities, an initiative launched by America’s Credit Unions.
It’s also important to share these stories with lawmakers, to help them understand the vital roles credit unions fulfill in their communities.
As a credit union board member for more than 20 years, Koehler is uniquely positioned to understand the credit union difference. He says his board service provided him with a learning experience he has carried with him as a legislator.
Koehler encourages credit unions to forge relationships with lawmakers. He also outlines key information and resources that credit unions should share with legislators in order to advocate effectively.
In this episode:
1:22: Credit union experience
2:11: The road to public service
3:52: Lessons from board service
5:08: Relating to legislators
6:30: What lawmakers need to know
7:54: Serving in public office
9:33: CU-friendly legislation
10:56: Advocacy advice
12:08: "The backbone of our communities"