Here’s another way we’re listening!

We’ve launched our credit unions’ inaugural Executive Advisory Council (EAC)!

The EAC complements our established Advisory Councils, to provide an additional perspective on our journey toward independence and what members and prospective members want and need from their credit union.

As leaders within the local government community, the people serving on the EAC are well-connected to our membership, and will share not only their own ideas, questions and concerns, but also those of their communities and organizations.

Credit Union Member

As EAC member and Swannanoa Fire Department Chief Anthony Penland says, “It’s the excitement of being part of creating what the credit union’s going to look like in the future, for future members. … [And in] this transition toward independence, we’ve got to make sure we leave no member behind.”

We sincerely appreciate these EAC members’ dedication to public service. The fact that they are volunteering their time to Civic and Local Government Federal Credit Unions, to us, is icing on the cake!

Meet the Executive Advisory Council:

  • Barry Overman, Pasquotank County
  • Tim O'Connell, N.C. Retired Governmental Employees’ Association
  • Kevin Leonard, N.C. Association of County Commissioners
  • Grant Goings, City of Wilson
  • Elton Daniels, City of Rocky Mount / N.C. City & County Management Association
  • Aimee Wall, UNC School of Government
  • Katherine Cathey, Person County
  • Mary Furtado, Catawba County / N.C. City & County Management Association
  • Rob Shepherd, UNC School of Government / N.C. City & County Management Association
  • Lloyd Payne, City of Concord / N.C. City & County Management Association
  • Anthony Penland, Town of Swannanoa / N.C. State Firefighters’ Association / N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Eddie Buffaloe, Secretary, N.C. Department of Public Safety
  • Michelle Wells, N.C. Recreation & Park Association
  • Therman Cherry, Retired, Fayetteville Public Works Commission

It takes a village

It takes a village! That was a recurring sentiment at our first-quarter Partnership Meeting, hosted this week at the Civic Conference Center in downtown Raleigh. Read on for highlights! 

First official branch location - Asheville

We’ve secured our first official branch location,* (aside from our headquarters in Raleigh), in Asheville at 275 Smokey Park Highway. With plans for more branches, these interactive centers prioritize guiding members in technology use for business, fostering digital comfort, and enabling cash deposits. We are close to announcing the next ones, so stay tuned!

AC Connects

On the road again! During November and December, our team hit 11 locations throughout North Carolina to meet with our Advisory Council members. Hundreds came to have great conversation, ask and answer tough questions and share ideas — all related to progress toward June 2025 independence.

Keep me posted!