Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) and the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) will merge effective June 30, 2022.
With 92% of votes in favor, 300+ credit unions from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, will now serve over 12.3 million members in a single organization
“As Associations in service to credit unions across these six states, we are humbled by the honor of serving organizations that create impact for people as they build their dreams,” said MWCUA President and CEO Scott Earl and NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang in a joint statement. “The results of the vote support the belief of both organizations’ Boards of Directors that creating a next-level Association will enhance the strength and influence of credit unions’ voices.”
Earl and Stang thanked the MWCUA and NWCUA Boards of Directors for their strategic investment and leadership navigating the merger process.
The new association will create a strategic plan that will “ensure all six states represented are part of a proven advocacy model to keep the charters modern and relevant. A hyper-local approach will be expanded in state-level advocacy, while credit union voices at the federal level will become stronger with 12% of the U.S. Senate and 10% of the U.S. House represented within the six states.”