Local Connect - Smithfield
We were recently in Smithfield meeting with members and community leaders to continue discussing our June 2025 transition to serving our members independent of the SECU branch network. We were glad to host a diverse group of invested credit union and community members.
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!
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.
Mortgages arrive at Civic
With the addition of mortgages to the Civic product lineup, members can purchase or refinance a home, all with the credit union!
Civic members now have the choice of a Fixed-Rate Mortgage, an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM), or a First-Time Homebuyer Loan.
People, Planet, Prosperity – Living our values
The Civic headquarters on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh is certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold® by the U.S. Green Building Council.®
Civic Local Foundation honors grant recipients, celebrates partnerships
Civic Local Foundation held its inaugural "Inspiration Celebration" on November 16, 2023, honoring its grant and student scholarship recipients, and commemorating our partnership with the UNC School of Government.
Credit Union hosts AC Connect advocacy events
We’ve been meeting with our Advisory Council volunteers by hosting AC Connect events across the state, collecting feedback, answering questions and showing what Civic can do for our members and the local government community.
Our $1 million milestone
LGFCU and Civic partner with the UNC School of Government to fund professional development scholarships for those in public service. We’ve reached the $1 million milestone of scholarship funding!
LGFCU announces plan for branch openings and cash solutions
Our pledge is always to listen to our members, and so we’re pleased to announce the 2024 opening of Civic branches in key locations across the state. We also have several solutions to members’ request for cash withdrawal and deposit options. Plus, find out how we’re bridging a digital divide.
LGFCU extends the date of Independence
We’ve decided that we need more time to innovate, to ensure that you receive the exceptional service you deserve. So, instead of introducing our new Credit Union platform to members in March 2024, we have extended our timetable for independence from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) to 2025. SECU is supporting us fully through this transition.
Update on statewide Independence Summits
First and foremost, thank you to those of you who attended our Independence Summits and shared your stories and great ideas for the future… Over 275 people gathered with us in Raleigh, Wilmington,
LGFCU accounts to use Civic technology platform
You may have heard that after much discussion and careful exploration, the Local Government Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has decided to operate independently of State Employees’ Credit
A message to members from CEO Dwayne Naylor
After much discussion and careful exploration, the Local Government Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has decided to operate independently of SECU.
A message to members from EVP Mark Caverly
After thoughtful consideration and extensive conversations between our LGFCU and State Employees’ Credit Union Boards of Directors, we have decided to explore ending our 39-year service agreement in order to operate independently from SECU.