State Legislators At CU Dinner In Ga.
Georgia Credit Union Affiliates hosted members of the state's legislative banking committees at a reception and dinner here. Held at the historic Capital City Club in Atlanta, more than 20 legislators, from both the House and Senate, along with spouses and legislative aides, attended the reception and dinner.
The annual event is held to introduce members of the House Banks and Banking Committee and the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee to the leadership of credit unions in Georgia. The Georgia General Assembly meets every year for a 40-day session, which begins the second Monday of January. Credit union officials draw on the event to discuss issues of importance to Georgia credit unions and learn more about the year's legislative agenda for the General Assembly.
This year's guests included Speaker of the House Terry Coleman (D-GA 118th), Sen. Don Cheeks (R-GA 23rd), chair of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, and Rep. Johnny Floyd (D-GA 132nd), chair of the House Banks and Banking Committee. Also attending was David Sorrells, Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Finance.
Following the dinner, Mike Mercer, President & CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, spoke to the group about credit unions and their purpose in serving credit union members. He then introduced the two banking chairs, both of whom also spoke to attendees.