OCCU is looking for members who are passionate about the credit union difference

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OCCU is currently accepting applications from members who would like to share their time and talents to help shape the future of our credit union! OCCU has a group of Board Members, Associate Board Members and Supervisory Committee Members, who all share their expertise by contributing their talents, experience, ideas and passion for OCCU and the credit union movement. It’s a very rewarding experience and you could be next!

Many years ago when I lived in Arizona I choose to join a credit union because I knew they could offer lower loan rates than the banks. The staff was friendly, and my experience was so fantastic, I decided I’d always choose a credit union for my financial needs. When I moved to Eugene 25 years ago, one of the first things I looked for was a local credit union, and that’s when I discovered OCCU (then U-Lane-O).  Ten years later, a friend who was on the Supervisory Committee let me know about an open position on that committee. After some consideration, I agreed and submitted my application. 

I have since left the Supervisory Committee and joined the Board of Directors. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve OCCU in this way and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the credit union movement. I have met so many wonderful people, fellow Board and Committee members, management and staff, all with one common vision - helping our members to succeed and our communities to thrive. I have also learned so much about credit unions, including how they operate, how they set their goals and plan for the future, and how much OCCU, and all credit unions, give to help support the communities in which we live and work. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to be on the Board of Directors and worth every minute of the time I have spent.

I highly recommend this commitment to anyone who would like to bring their business acumen and enthusiasm to help shape the future of OCCU.

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The Board of Directors at OCCU sets the strategic direction for the credit union; supervises the CEO; and monitors financial performance and compliance with regulations. The Supervisory Committee acts as our members’ representative in monitoring operations of the Credit Union; making sure it is soundly managed by ensuring that an overall financial audit and verification of members’ accounts are performed on an annual basis and that the Credit Union has adequate internal controls on operational procedures to provide for the safety of the members’ assets. The Committee reviews all audits, and reports any significant findings to the Board of Directors.

Interested parties must submit an OCCU Board Member Application and meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be a member of Oregon Community Credit Union and at least 18 years of age;
  • Satisfy the bonding requirements of the Credit Union;
  • Agree to the terms of the Credit Union’s Code of Ethics Policy;
  • Agree to maintain confidentiality of Credit Union information and protect member privacy;
  • Not be employed by the Credit Union or its subsidiaries; or by another financial institution during the past two years.

For more information please contact Genevieve Parker, OCCU Board Member and Nominating Committee Chair at gparker@MyOCCU.org.