What are the CUNA Councils?

The CUNA Councils Are:

An Individual Membership Organization
Councils provide resources, information, networking and professional development to credit union professionals. Membership is open to credit union employees who have responsibilities related to six key areas of credit union management. Councils are about helping individuals handle the day-to-day challenges as well as planning for future successes.

A National Network
Councils include over 4,850 individuals across the United States from credit unions large and small. Geographic and demographic diversity means lots of people to turn to for ideas, advice and answers.

Targeted & Relevant to Credit Union Management
Membership and programs are focused on specific management disciplines. Each Council has its own national conference, dedicated website and targeted resources. That means members can rely on a community based upon similar interests, people who talk their lingo and a network that’s not only willing to share expertise and experiences, but resources and contacts that are actually relate to their specific responsibilities.

Executive Focused
Ninety-five percent of members are senior or mid-management level employees in their credit union. Members are paid credit union employees --no vendor members, no credit union board members. While those people play their own important role, the Councils are meant to be a place where credit union executives can openly share in a tightly focused community of peers.

Run By & For Credit Union Executives
The Councils are led by a dedicated community of credit union professionals who care about the success of their peers, their credit unions and the industry as a whole. There’s no for-profit entity with its own agenda, just not-for-profit devotees looking to help others and support the movement.

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Why "CUNA" Councils?

The CUNA Councils are a subset of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Councils are housed in the Association Services department of CUNA

CUNA is the premier national trade association serving America's credit unions. The not-for-profit trade group is governed by 24 volunteer directors who are elected by their credit union peers. In partnership with 47 state credit union leagues, CUNA provides many services to credit unions, including representation, information, public relations, continuing professional education, and business development.

CUNA also works with related organizations to provide products and services to credit unions. CUNA Strategic Services and its carefully chosen providers save you money and time by providing the products, services and technologies your credit union needs to compete in the modern financial marketplace.

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