Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made of
members who lend their managerial
and financial expertise to help guide
the direction and mission of the credit
union. Most adult members of Northwest
Community may run for election for a three-
year term on the board of directors.
Meet our current Board Members or read
below how you can become a candidate.
Notice of Director & Supervisory Committee Compensation
Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU) has established a Compensation Policy to provide reasonable expectation for the duties of its Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and Chair/Executive and ALCO representatives. Read about this important change in NWCU governance.
About our board and how to run for election
What does a Board Member do?
Board members are responsible for setting policies, approving budgets, and helping to direct strategic planning. They evaluate operations and maintain financial performance standards for the credit union. They are also responsible for appointing the credit union's President/CEO, who reports directly to the Board.
Who can be a board member?
Candidates must be:
- members in good standing with the credit union who are eligible to vote in credit union elections and at membership meetings;
- willing to agree to a criminal background check and a credit check;
- willing to agree to the credit union’s code of ethics policy;
- not be employed by the Credit Union or any subsidiary during the past one year
- be 21 years of age or older
How long does each Board Member serve?
Terms are for three years. Board members typically devote a minimum of approximately 6 – 8 hours per month to credit union business, including attending monthly Board meetings at our headquarters in Eugene. Additional time is required to gather information and maintain training and professional development related to financial regulation and the operations of credit unions.
What are the benefits of being a Board Member?
You’ll be a representative voice for your fellow members, and have a direct say in the overall direction of the credit union. You gain knowledge and experience about the running of a financial institution, strategic planning, and about the credit union movement. Board members may also attend conferences and seminars on credit union topics in various locations throughout the country. It is a great way to become part of a unique organization that affects the financial lives of thousands of members.
How can I apply to become a Board Member?
You must provide the following:
- A résumé
- A letter of interest
- Three personal references
Mail your résumé, letter of interest, and personal references to:
ATTN: NWCU Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 10607
Eugene, OR 97440