The Young Professionals Commission is helping New York credit unions engage, connect and empower the next generation of credit union leaders.
The Commission is a group of talented young professionals and volunteers (ages 39 and younger) from across the state who develop and implement initiatives specifically for their peers. By supporting their efforts, we've created one of the most dynamic, enthusiastic communities of young credit union professionals in the nation.
Serving on the Young Professionals Commission is no small task. Check out the information below to learn more and see if serving on the Commission is right for you!
Individuals age 39 and younger who are employed by, or volunteer at, a New York Credit Union Association member credit union may be nominated to serve on the Commission. Members may serve a maximum of two consecutive two-year terms. Members who reach the age of 40 before the end of their terms will end their service as of the June following their birthday.
The Association accepts Commission member nominations annually. Nominations must be submitted by the candidate's credit union, and each credit union may have only one active Commission member at a time. By nominating a credit union employee or volunteer to serve on the Commission, the credit union agrees to provide the nominee with the tools and resources (monetary and time) needed to fulfill Commission duties as outlined in the Charge and Guidelines document below.
Young credit union professionals and volunteers, regardless of Commission membership, are encouraged to take advantage of the following:
- Local Meet-Ups: These free, local gatherings feature valuable networking and industry presentations, and frequently include service projects or fundraisers. The events are posted on the Association's events calendar and in The New York Minute.
- Email Network: The YP Network is an email listserv where members can share information and updates with their colleagues from throughout the state. Click here to sign up for the YP Network.
- Facebook: The Commission maintains a Facebook page to share information and promote engagement among their peers.
For more information, please contact Chris Pajak at email@example.com or or (800) 342-9835, ext. 8188.