NCUA to Host Minority Depository Institutions Listening Session

May 2016
NCUA to Host Minority Depository Institutions Listening Session

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 2, 2016) – The National Credit Union Administration announced today that it will host a May 25 listening session to solicit input on ways it can enhance its Minority Depository Institutions Preservation Program.

The listening session will be held at NCUA’s Central Office, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern. The event will run approximately 90 minutes. To attend in person, please register by email to

In addition, the listening session will be available over livestream. Registration is necessary and available online here (You will be leaving and accessing a non-NCUA website. We encourage you to read the NCUA's exit link policies. (opens new page).) . Participants will use this same link to log into the livestream, which will begin 15 minutes before the listening session starts. There is no charge to view the livestream.

Once registered, participants will receive a link they can use to test their systems. Participants with technical questions about accessing the livestream may email

The listening session will begin with a brief overview of how a credit union can designate itself as a minority depository institution and the benefits of participating in the program. NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Director Monica Davy will then lead a panel of experts who will share insights on how to better support and preserve minority depository institutions.

The panelists include:

  • Timothy Anderson, board chairman, African American Credit Union Coalition
  • Carla Decker, board member, Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals
  • Robert Leonard, director, Division of Consumer Access, Office of Consumer Protection, NCUA
  • Martha Ninichuk, deputy director, Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, NCUA
  • Pamela Owens, vice president of programs, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
  • Elliot Weiss, supervision analyst, Region III, NCUA

An open forum will follow to solicit ideas to enhance the program and to answer any questions. Participants may submit questions in advance at The subject line of the email should read, “Sustaining Minority Depository Institutions Listening Session.” Credit unions also can contribute to the conversation on Twitter by using #NCUAChat.

Established in 2011, NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion oversees all agency matters relating to measuring, monitoring and establishing policies for diversity in NCUA’s management, employment and business activities. It also assesses the diversity policies and practices of NCUA’s regulated entities, excluding the enforcement of statutes, regulations and executive orders pertaining to civil rights.

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