GoWest League, Washington CU CEOs meet with Rep. Kilmer
GoWest League, Washington credit union CEOs meet with Rep. Kilmer

GoWest, Washington CU CEOs meet with Rep. Kilmer

August 24, 2023

group of five credit union CEOs from Washington – in coordination with the GoWest Credit Union Association  had a roundtable discussion with Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.-6). The meeting was held Tuesday over the August recess.  

Credit union priorities discussed included raised concerns with the interchange bill, debunking “junk fee” myths, and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). GoWest and CEOs shared with Congressman Kilmer that credit unions provide 92% of all loan dollars leveraged by CDFI grants.  

Alongside GoWest Association’s VP Legislative Affairs for Washington, Joe Adamack, the CEOs in attendance included: 

  • Jim Morrell, Peninsula Community Federal Credit Union, Shelton, WA 
  • Scott Prior, Connection Credit Union, Silverdale, WA 
  • Shawn Gilfedder, Kitsap Credit Union, Bremerton, WA 
  • Don Clark, Sound Credit Union, Tacoma, WA 
  • Justin Martin, Tapco Credit Union, Tacoma WA 

Rep. Kilmer is co-sponsor of the CUNA-supported Credit Union Board Modernization Act and the SAFE Banking bills.