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Association Meets with Gov. Moore, Highlights Role of Credit Unions in Supporting Communities

The MD|DC Credit Union Association met with Maryland Governor Wes Moore last week to discuss key issues impacting the financial well-being of communities across the state.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore
(L to R) Walter Donoughe, Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor; Rory Murray, VP of Advocacy, MD|DC Credit Union Assoc.; John Bratsakis, President/CEO, MD|DC Credit Union Assoc.; Maryland Gov. Wes Moore; Michelle Byrnie-Parker, SVP/Chief Public Affairs Officer; Manny Welsh, Deputy Chief of Staff & Board of Public Works Executive, Office of the Governor

Governor Moore kicked off the discussion by thanking credit unions for their rapid response following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March. He acknowledged the swift actions taken by credit unions provided much-needed relief and support to affected individuals and businesses. Governor Moore expressed his appreciation for credit unions’ willingness to collaborate during times of crisis.

Another significant area of focus was financial literacy and inclusion. The Governor shares the credit union industry view that economic opportunity is closely linked to financial education as well access to affordable financial services. The Association discussed how the not-for-profit structure of credit unions allows them to invest in their local communities and enables consumers to do more with their money.

“We appreciate Governor Moore taking the time to meet with us and for recognizing the vital role credit unions play in building stronger, more resilient communities,” said John Bratsakis, President/CEO of the MD|DC Credit Union Association. “We look forward to continuing to work together with the state on initiatives that promote financial well-being for all.”

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