Credit Union Advocacy for Financial Inclusion Efforts at BankOn Colorado

DENVER, COLORADO – GoWest Credit Union Association and Minnequa Works Credit Union took part in the recent Financial Inclusion Summit organized by BankOn Colorado on July 25th in Denver. The summit brought together financial institutions, community-based organizations, and government partners to foster collaboration and explore solutions for achieving financial health and inclusion for all residents. 

Sharee Adkins, Chief Impact Officer & Foundation Executive Director with GoWest Credit Union Association, made a significant impact by participating in a thought-provoking panel discussion on “Partnerships for Financial Inclusion.” Adkins’s insights shed light on the pivotal role that partnerships play in creating an inclusive financial ecosystem and ways that GoWest are helping to support this initiative. Her perspective in forging meaningful alliances between credit unions and various stakeholders underscored the importance of collaboration in driving positive change. 

On another panel held at the Summit, Nathan Cape, CEO from Minnequa Works Credit Union, took the stage to discuss “Banking Barriers for Economically Vulnerable Communities.” Cape’s engaging discourse focused on the critical need for financial institutions to be adaptive and responsive to the unique requirements of different communities. His contributions not only highlighted the challenges faced by economically vulnerable populations but also presented actionable solutions for fostering greater financial accessibility with member-focused products and services offered by Credit Unions.

The Financial Inclusion Summit, organized by BankOn Colorado, serves as a rallying point for like-minded institutions and organizations striving to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to achieve financial well-being. By fostering open discussions, sharing best practices, and forging partnerships, the summit aims to break down barriers to financial inclusion and support underserved and underbanked communities. By actively participating in these crucial conversations, GoWest and Credit Unions throughout Colorado are paving the way for a more financially inclusive future.

About GoWest Credit Union Association: 

GoWest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 300 not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming and their 16.5 million total consumer members. We help our member credit unions with compliance, professional development, and advocacy for laws and regulations that remove barriers so they can better serve their members. 

About GoWest Foundation: 

Powered by a network of credit unions, GoWest Credit Union Foundation is uniquely positioned to harness and deliver resources that strengthen the financial lives of people and communities throughout the region. This is accomplished through asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development. The GoWest Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization. 

About Minnequa Works Credit Union: 

Since 1937, Minnequa Works Credit Union has provided quality financial services to Members living and working in Southern Colorado.  As a Member-Owned not-for-profit Credit Union, Minnequa Works is committed to working for the Membership as they are equally as hard working in the community.  As part of the “People Helping People” Movement of Credit Unions, Minnequa Works serves over 12,000 Members in providing a wide range of products and services that yield higher dividends on savings and lower rates on loans to help each Member through their financial life.

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