Colorado Credit Union Advocates Engaging with Legislators
Posted by Katie March on October 27, 2023
Credit Union advocacy is the core of what we do at GoWest, in collaboration with our members. An important aspect of that is talking to legislators and helping them to understand the credit union difference. Many of our member credit unions work hard to engage with their local elected officials, especially through our Key Contacts program – connecting with legislators in their area and developing relationships.
Nic Redavid, vice president branch manager at Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union, is one of our many amazing credit union leaders who have built meaningful connections with their elected officials. Advocacy is a priority for Meridian Trust and their efforts were recently recognized at GoWest’s 2023 MAXX Convention as a recipient of the Top of the Hill Award for Wyoming. Since opening their Wellington branch in 2020, Nic has continued Meridian Trust’s commitment to advocacy in Colorado.
While participating in GoWest’s Colorado Credit Union Day at the Capitol earlier this year, Nic went out of his way to meet Senator Janice Marchman. He has since developed a relationship with her by attending multiple local events, offering one-on-one meetings, and following her social media and newsletters. Senator Marchman and Nic have developed a f rapport, and she now brings up Meridian Trust in every conversation that we have about credit unions.
Senator Marchman appreciates her relationship with Nic because it gives her another strong connection to her local constituents, which is an incredibly important step in gaining her support for the credit union movement.
If you are interested in connecting with your local elected official, please reach out to Katie March ([email protected]) to set up a meeting and begin developing a relationship. Major thanks to Nic and Meridian Trust for advocating on behalf of credit unions! And please mark your calendars for February 22nd to join us at Colorado’s Day at the Capitol.