This conference focuses on valuable advocacy and regulatory issues with unique opportunities for credit union officials to build and maintain strong political relationships. These connections are essential to the future of the credit union movement. A reception with state lawmakers and lobby visits to the Capitol will allow credit unions to network with Florida’s key policymakers.
Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to meet with your lawmakers about important issues facing the credit union industry.
Opening Session – Conference welcome and League update from LSCU President/CEO Patrick LaPine that will outline the important initiatives LSCU is undertaking on behalf of member credit unions.
10:40am - 11:40am
Legislative Priorities and Hill Instructions – The League’s Advocacy Team will present the legislative priority issues and discuss what to expect in the lawmaker meetings.
11:40am - 12:45pm
Political Action Committee Awards Luncheon – Annual Credit Union PAC Awards Recognition Ceremony and Presentation of the Florida Lawmaker of the Year. Sponsored by:
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hill Visits – Attendees will visit legislative members and staff at the Capitol guided by a member of the League’s Advocacy team to advocate on behalf of the credit union industry.
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Lawmaker Reception – The League will host a reception at the DoubleTree Hotel for attendees and lawmakers to mingle in a more relaxed atmosphere after meeting with them during the earlier Hill visits. Sponsored by:
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Dinner on your own
Wednesday, March 29, at the DoubleTree Hotel
8:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast - Breakfast and coffee will be served.
8:30am - 9:45am
Strength in Numbers: The Power of Grassroots Advocacy – CUNA’s Trey Hawkins will facilitate dialogue focused on the importance of credit union involvement in grassroots efforts, political giving and the latest insights from Capitol Hill.
9:45am - 10:15am
Keynote Address from the Lieutenant Governor of Florida – Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera will discuss the Governor’s 2017 legislative priorities from his unique perspective within the Cabinet and share his vision for the state of Florida.
10:15am - 10:30am
Break Sponsored By:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Regulator Roundtable – Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation Bureau of Credit Unions Chief Bruce Ricca and Financial Control Analyst Ed Eastwood will lead a discussion on regulatory issues and hot topics facing the industry.