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Upcoming Events

Washington CRA Bankers Roundtable (Seattle, WA - October 22, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Seattle, Washington on October 22, 2018. The roundtable will feature updates by the federal agencies and a discussion on best practices in CRA strategies. Also featured are presentations from regional organizations that provide impactful community development activities serving low- to moderate-income residents in their service areas. In addition, the roundtable presents an opportunity for banks and community-based organizations to explore and develop partnerships. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA for CBO's (Louisville, KY October 23, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will co-sponsor a workshop in Louisville, Kentucky on October 23, 2018. This CRA workshop is designed for staff of community-based organizations. It will provide an overview of CRA and Community Development basics, Performance Context, and the CRA Exam Process. The workshop will also feature a banker panel discussing partnerships. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Norma Polanco-Boyd with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Providing Community Development Finance in Smaller Markets: CDFIs (South Bend, IN - October 23, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are co-sponsoring a forum in South Bend, Indiana on October 23, 2018. The forum will discuss the types of community development financial institutions, the roles they play in community development finance, and the value they bring to communities where conventional financing mechanisms may not meet the complex development and financing needs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Paul Ginger with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA: Beyond the Basics (Braintree, MA - October 24, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are co-sponsoring a workshop in Braintree, Massachusetts on October 24, 2018. The workshop is designed for experienced bank CRA and compliance officers. Using case studies and small group discussions, this workshop will provide a review of: (1) self-assessment concepts and tools, (2) data collection and reporting, (3) use of performance context in performance evaluation, (4) identification of needs and opportunities, (5) demonstration of responsiveness, and (5) communication of findings. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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

CRA for Community-Based Organizations (Itta Bena, MS - October 25, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are co-sponsoring a workshop in Itta Bena, Mississippi on October 25, 2018. The purpose of the workshop is to cover the basics of the CRA with staff of community-based organizations and review best practices community organizations could use to collaborate more effectively with banks. The workshop will also include discussions on broadband access and how it relates to the CRA definition of community development. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Scarlett Duplechain with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Economic Inclusion: Building Credit and Debt Management (Hagerstown, MD - October 25, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are co-sponsoring a workshop in Hagerstown, Maryland on October 25, 2018. This is the first in a series of planned conversations about economic issues affecting individuals, families, and communities in western Maryland and the critical tools that can measurably improve their financial well-being. This forum will consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth and creating economic mobility. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Economic Inclusion: Financial Well-Being in Frederick County Maryland (Frederick, MD - October 26, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are co-sponsoring a workshop in Frederick, Maryland on October 26, 2018. This is the first in a series of planned conversations about economic issues affecting Frederick County's individuals, families, and communities and the critical tools that can measurably improve their financial well-being. This forum will consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth and creating economic mobility. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Basics for Bankers (Hermitage, PA - October 30, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch are co-sponsoring a workshop in Hermitage, Pennsylvania on October 30, 2018. The workshop will provide bank CRA officers with an overview of the CRA regulation and train participants in exam preparation including, identifying community development opportunities, developing a CRA action plan, assessing community needs, and determining performance context factors. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genny Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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

Las Cruces Banker CRA Roundtable (Las Cruces, NM - November 2, 2018)
Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are co-sponsoring a banker roundtable in Las Cruces, New Mexico on November 2, 2018. Designed for bank CRA and compliance officers, this roundtable will provide information and activities to assist participants with their CRA responsibilities including, an update on key CRA regulatory issues, presentations by community stakeholder, and a networking opportunity. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Mike Nield with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Link to register for this event is:https://web.cvent.com/event/3ba85477-f181-4aaa-8dca-da2a1bd3ba31/summary

Community Investing: Understanding CRA and Community Development (Lynchburg, VA - November 8, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, are hosting a community development event in conjunction with the Community Reinvestment Coalition of Virginia in Lynchburg, Virginia on November 8, 2018. The Coalition provides a forum 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 they serve. The forum will bring together non-profits, bankers, and regulators, and will include break-out sessions for non-profits and bankers on CRA and Community Development. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genevieve Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Southern Illinois Rural Small Business Forum (Mt Vernon, IL - November 28, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Southern Illinois College are co-sponsoring a forum in Mount Vernon, Illinois on November 28, 2018. The forum has been designed for banks, CDFIs, and government agencies. It will provide an opportunity to discuss small business lending needs in small rural communities in Southern Illinois. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Tim Herwig with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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