How credit unions and their members can prepare for, and remain resilient in the face of, climate-related disasters is the focus of a webinar set for next month co-hosted by the federal credit union regulator and federal emergency agency.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said the Sept. 15 webinar – National Preparedness Month: How Credit Unions and their Members Can Prepare and Remain Resilient in the Face of Climate Related Disasters – will “explore challenges faced by credit unions serving communities impacted by natural disasters, highlight the ways credit unions support equity and financial inclusion in the context of disaster preparedness and financial resilience, and amplify best practices and resources for credit unions and their members.”
The one-hour event is cosponsored by the NCUA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); it gets underway at 1 p.m. ET.
NCUA said panelists for the webinar will include:
- Marcus Coleman, director of FEMA’s DHS Center for Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships;
- Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop, senior vice president for community and economic development at Hope Credit Union of Jackson, Miss.; and
- Rachel Cononi, deputy director of NCUA’s Office of the Chief Economist.