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People’s Trust, a not-for-profit financial cooperative dedicated to meeting the financial needs of our members.  As a not-for-profit cooperative, the credit union is owned and governed by its members.  Annually, the Board of Directors is elected by the membership to provide oversight and is responsible for monitoring the activities of management to ensure they are making decisions in the best interest of all members, not just a select few.  Unlike the for-profit financial institutions, credit unions do not pay the Board of Directors for their service.  Instead, dedicated and committed individuals volunteer their time, knowledge and experience. 

The Board of Directors is also responsible for appointing members of the Supervisory Committee who act as the “watch dog” over the organization.  Working with the Internal Auditor, the Supervisory Committee is responsible for monitoring the credit union’s compliance with applicable rules, regulations and applicable laws. Annually, they engage the services of an external audit firm to audit the accuracy of the financial statements and test certain internal controls for adequacy. 

The Board of Directors routinely recruits for individuals that share their passion for excellence in governance and invites all interested individuals to consider opportunities to share their own unique talents, experiences and skills in the pursuit of excellence.

Financial Resources Board of managers

People’s Trust Financial Resources offers alternative investments and personal lines of insurance to the credit union’s membership. It exists to strengthen the credit union member’s financial relationship with the credit union by offering products and services at a cost that is competitive to industry. Financial Resources provides information and guidance to assist members in the management of their financial lives. All this is done with an emphasis on service and long-term value.

Composition
The Financial Resources Board is comprised of the credit union CEO, who also serves as the Chair of the Board of Managers, an appointed member of the People's Trust Board of Directors and up to seven (7) volunteers from the credit union membership. The credit union’s EVP/CFO serves as the staff liaison for this entity.

Time Commitment
This board meets quarterly with average meeting time 60 to 90 minutes. Meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each calendar year and are usually held on the last Wednesday in January, April, July, and October. Meeting dates/times are subject to change to accommodate individual schedules or credit union priorities. Time commitment is subject to change based on committee business.

foundation board of directors

The Board of the People’s Trust Foundation 501(c) (3) is primarily responsible for the oversight of the organization and selection of scholarship recipients. The Foundation is dedicated to offering training opportunities to assist members and non-members with tools that will assist them in decision making with the goal of enhancing their financial lives and gaining financial independence. Offerings such as Home and Auto Buying Seminars are offered in addition to basic financial budgeting and credit score and report monitoring. Annually, People’s Trust awards scholarships to assist incoming freshman and current upper classmen, the financial support to continue their educational advancement.

Composition
The Foundation Board is comprised of credit union’s President/CEO (who serves as President of the Foundation), one (1) appointed representative from the credit union’s Board of Directors, a representative of credit union’s Management Team, one (1) member elected by the foundation’s membership and six (6) volunteers from the credit union membership who are appointed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Time Commitment
This board meets quarterly with average meeting time 60 to 90 minutes. Meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each calendar year and are usually held on the last Tuesday in January, April, July, and October. Meeting dates/times are subject to change to accommodate individual schedules or credit union priorities. Time commitment is subject to change based on committee business.

board governance and development committee

The primary role of the Board Governance and Development Committee is to monitor the Board of Directors Governance Process and seek continuous improvement. The Committee is also responsible for facilitating the development of skills and knowledge for all volunteers, as well as representing the Committee at periodic New Volunteer Orientation Programs. The Committee recommends educational opportunities along with establishing the annual training and travel budget recommendation for the Board of Directors. The Committee is accountable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for reporting activities and actions at the next board meeting immediately following the Committee meeting.

Composition
The Board Governance and Development Committee appointed by the credit union’s Board Chair is comprised of Board Members and a staff liaison that are appointed by the Board Chair and volunteers appointed from the credit union’s membership. The credit union President/CEO and the Board Chair are ex-officio members of this committee.

Time Commitment
Meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each calendar year and are usually held every other month and may include independent work. Time commitment is generally estimated to be four (4) to six (6) hours per quarter. Time commitment is subject to change based on committee business.

board nominating committee

The primary role of the Nominating Committee is to present the Board of Directors with names of qualified candidates to fill any vacancies on the credit union Board. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that all deadlines (as stated in the credit union’s By-Laws) are met, the preparation of the voting ballot if applicable, reporting the Committee progress to the Board of Directors and reporting the results of the election or, in the event of an uncontested election, the names of the individual that will fill the vacant board seats.

Composition
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the credit union’s Board Chair and is comprised of Board Members, a staff liaison and volunteers who are appointed from the credit union’s membership. The credit union President/CEO is an ex-officio member of this committee.

Time Commitment
Meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each calendar year. This committee usually meets three (3) to five (5) times a year in accordance with the credit union’s By-Laws. From time to time, the Committee will be asked to meet more frequently when an unexpected vacancy of the Board of Directors occurs. Time commitment is subject to change based on committee business.

board volunteer recruitment committee

The primary role of the Volunteer Recruitment Committee is to identify and recruit qualified candidates to fill any vacancies on the Financial Resources Board, Foundation Board, Board Governance and Development Committee, Nominating Committee, and Volunteer Recruitment Committee. The Committee may also be asked to submit names for consideration to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. The Committee is responsible for collecting and maintaining information on potential volunteers. In addition, the Committee is responsible for evaluating credit union need with a candidate’s skills and expertise. The Committee is responsible for submitting the qualified candidates to the Board of Directors of the credit union for consideration. Committee members are expected to attend credit union sponsored public events to provide additional information regarding volunteer opportunities that are available and benefits of serving on a committee or board.

Composition
The Volunteer Recruitment Committee is comprised of Board Members and a staff liaison that are appointed by the Board Chair and volunteers who are appointed from the credit union’s membership. The credit union President/CEO and Board Chair serve as ex-officio members of this committee.

Time Commitment
Meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each calendar year. This committee meets as needed. Independent contribution is required when representing the Committee and various functions and events. Time commitment is subject to change based on committee business. 

board community outreach committee

The primary role of the Community Outreach Committee is to interact with the credit union's membership and represent the Board of Directors at sponsored community events. The Committee is also required to attend the Credit Union's Annual Meeting of the Membership. The Committee is responsible for encouraging all Credit Union Volunteers to participate in various community events and be available to discuss the benefits of People's Trust.

Composition
The Community Outreach Committee is comprised of Board Members, a staff liaison that are appointed by the Board Chair and volunteers from the Credit Union's membership. The Credit Union's President/CEO and Board Chair serve as ex-officio members of the Committee.

Time Commitment
Meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each calendar year. This Committee regularly meets quarterly. Time commitment is subject to change based on committee business.