Creating Influence

Cartersville Area Credit Unions Meet with Key Legislator

On Friday, July 22nd industry leaders sat down with state Rep. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville) to grow his personal relationship with credit unions in his district. Rep. Coomer serves on a key committee for credit unions, the House Banking Committee (among others), is the chairman of the powerful Transportation Committee, and is regularly tapped by the Governor’s office to carry the state’s more technical bills. He is one to watch for further growth in years ahead, and this meeting was held specifically to create relationships with credit unions early. It’s always better to get to know legislators BEFORE they move up the ladder.

From left: Jay Pye, Family Savings CU; Mark Bartholomew, Georgia United CU; State Rep. Christian Coomer; Scotty Bell, Family Savings CU; Brandee Bickle, GCUA; Andy Harris, Coosa Valley FCU

Credit union leaders from Coosa Valley FCU, Family Savings CU, Georgia United CU and GCUA shared their insight on legislative issues, industry issues, and the challenges credit unions of all sizes and shapes face. Thank you to these credit unions for joining in this effort and establishing positive personal relationships. Helping Rep. Coomer have a well-rounded understanding of what makes credit unions unique is beneficial to future advocacy efforts, and this meeting was a great way to help grow his personal connections.

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