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Interagency CRA Officer Roundtable (Albuquerque, NM - May 3, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch are co-sponsoring a banker roundtable in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 3, 2017. The roundtable will provide participating bankers information intended to enhance Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance. Organizers of the event will provide an update on the CRA Q&A's and foster an open discussion between banks and their respective regulators. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Michael Martinez with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Financing Rural Small Business: "Tools of the Trade" (Wye Mills, MD - May 4, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Small Business Administration are co-sponsoring a workshop in Wye Mills, Maryland on May 4, 2017. The workshop will focus on the state of rural small business development, highlight the various lending products offered by each participating organization, and discuss how their respective lending products are leveraged to meet evolving small business development needs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Community Development: Supporting Affordable Housing through Strategic Partnerships (Savannah, GA - May 4, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the City of Savannah Housing Department are co-sponsoring a forum in Savannah, Georgia on May 4, 2017. The purpose of the forum is to provide banks and community-based organizations with information about the Savannah Affordable Housing Fund (Fund). Additional affordable housing opportunities in Chatham County will also be presented, and the importance of banks and community-based organizations partnering to implement affordable housing initiatives will be emphasized. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Nancy Gresham-Jones with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for the event is: https://www.regonline.com/smallbusinesswyemills

Small Business Lender Roundtable (La Junta, CO - May 9, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are co-sponsoring a roundtable in La Junta, Colorado on May 9, 2017. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and the Small Business Development Corporation, the event will highlight lending enhancement programs designed to assist financial institutions with increasing their small business and small farm lending. The program will also feature a panel of lenders who have successfully used lending enhancement programs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Michael Martinez with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 

Massachusetts CRA for Community Based Organizations (North Dartmouth, MA - May 9, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the University of Massachusetts are co-sponsoring a workshop in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts on May 9, 2017. Designed for community-based organizations, the event will provide current information and basic training on the Community Reinvestment Act and explore practical strategies for creating successful partnerships between community-based organizations and financial institutions. In addition, the event will also include a listening session to help OCC and FDIC staff better understand the local community and economic environment, and to solicit input from community organizations on banking services and other relevant matters. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Training for Community-Based Organizations (Newark, NJ - May 9, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are sponsoring a workshop in Newark, New Jersey on May 9, 2017. The purpose of the workshop is to train participants on CRA regulation, and discuss how community organizations can collaborate more effectively with banks. Topics include an overview of the CRA, understanding the impact of bank performance context, the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration, and strategies to develop successful partnerships with banks. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register is: https://www.regonline.com/newarkCRAforCBO

Small Business Lender Roundtable (Alamosa, CO - May 10, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Alamosa, Colorado on May 10, 2017. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and the Small Business Development Corporation, the event will highlight lending enhancement programs designed to assist financial institutions with increasing their small business and small farm lending. The program will also feature a panel of lenders who have successfully used lending enhancement programs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Michael Martinez with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA and Community Development Forum for Bankers, Policy-Makers and Community Developers (St. Louis, MO - May 10, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Kansas City and Chicago offices are co-sponsoring a forum in St. Louis, Missouri on May 10, 2017.  This forum is designed for bankers, public officials, and nonprofit organizations to show how banks can achieve their Community Reinvestment Act goals, by developing partnerships with the public sector and with nonprofit community development organizations to help meet the credit and community development needs of low- and moderate-income communities and persons. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Paul Ginger with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Workshop for Community Based Organizations (Fort Wayne, IN - May 23, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are co-sponsoring a CRA training in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 23, 2017. This is a knowledge-sharing event, specifically tailored for representatives of non-profit and government agency community development professionals. The training is designed to help participants better understand how the CRA can facilitate constructive relationships with financial institutions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Timothy Herwig with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA: Beyond the Basics Workshop for Bankers (San Francisco, CA - May 23, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a workshop in San Francisco, California on May 23, 2017. This is a knowledge-sharing event, specifically tailored for experienced (5 years or more) CRA Officers of Intermediate Small Banks as well as Large Banks. The training is designed to provide guidance to banks seeking to achieve their CRA community development goals. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://communityaffairsevents.fdic.gov/d/hvqbb8/1Q

Oregon CRA Bankers Roundtable (Portland, OR- May 25, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are sponsoring a roundtable in Portland, Oregon on May 25, 2017. The roundtable will feature a panel discussion on developments in pay-for-success models in community development. In addition, the forum will provide an opportunity for bankers to participate in a discussion with examiners on CRA hot topics. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Community Investing: Understanding CRA and Community Development (Winchester, VA - June 20, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are co-sponsoring a forum in Winchester, Virginia on June 20, 2017. The forum is designed for CRA professionals from banks of all sizes to collaborate and share effective CRA practices in order to develop CRA programs that meet the needs of the communities the banks serve. The forum will bring together non-profits, bankers, and regulators and will also include break-out sessions for non-profits and bankers on CRA and community development topics. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genevieve Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/Winchestercraroundtable

CRA Bankers Roundtable (Honolulu, HI - June 6, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are sponsoring a roundtable in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 6, 2017. The roundtable will provide bankers an opportunity to hear from the regulators, learn about community development investment and lending opportunities in their community, and network with other attendees. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Interagency Community Development Forum (Honolulu, HI - June 8, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Hawaii Division of Financial Institutions are sponsoring a forum in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 8, 2017.The forum will focus on identifying resources that provide micro-financing to fund credit needs in LMI communities. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn how developing CDFI/bank partnerships can enhance community development impact by providing access to capital for small businesses and culturally specific technical assistance. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Advanced Banker Training (New York, NY - June 21, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the New York State Department of Financial Services are co-sponsoring a workshop in New York, New York on June 21, 2017. This workshop is an advanced banker CRA training session specifically tailored for experienced CRA Officers of Intermediate Small Banks and Large Banks. The training is designed to provide guidance to banks seeking to achieve their CRA community development goals. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genevieve Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.