Due to the continued restrictions surrounding the coronavirus, we will not be able to hold our regular in-person Annual Meeting this year. Instead, we will be meeting "virtually" on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. Please register below to sign up for the video conference.
All members must register to attend. The meeting agenda, 2020 SCCCU Annual Meeting Minutes, and the 2020 SCCCU Annual Report will be available at the meeting as a handout. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Board of Director Elections
The following are the candidate statements for each nominee:
I am the Child and Family Development Director with Head Start Encompass Community Services in Watsonville, and have been there since 2007. I have a BA in Collaborate Human Services, and bring the perspective of a person of color working to serve children and families in our community. I enjoy leading others to success and work to engage in collaborative relationships that improve the quality of life in our community, bringing racial equity and justice to the forefront of that work. As a volunteer with the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center, I helped support the emergency shelters during the August 2020 fires. Previously, I served as a board member for the Head Start California Association and am currently part of the executive team for the local Child Care Planning Council. I’m skilled in compliance with an understanding of regulatory requirements and why they are important to any organization. I have skills in fostering new community partnerships. I am a strong non-profit leader, strategic thinker, and I have been a member of Santa Cruz Community Credit Union for 17 years. It would be an honor to serve the Credit Union and my community as a volunteer member of the SCCCU Board of Directors.
Phillip G. Lee
Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the SCCCU Board of Directors. I am the Finance and Operations Manager with California FarmLink, a local CDFI that provides financial resources to farmers and ranchers throughout California. One of my life passions is to help expand and strengthen economic justice in our community. With my role at FarmLink and as a member of the Credit Union's Board, I have the unique opportunity to stoke my passion and support our mission in my own small way. My volunteer experience also includes Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County, Homeless Services Center, and other not-for-profit entities in Santa Cruz.
I am the Project Director of the Thriving Immigrants Initiative with the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. I’m a first-generation immigrant, the eldest of three, and the first in my family to pursue higher education. I am passionate about immigrant rights and believe that all of us, regardless of where we were born, deserve equal opportunity to prosper and thrive. As an advocate and social service provider, I am focused on making sure immigrants and low-income communities have access to the opportunities and resources they need to thrive. I am honored to currently hold a seat on the SCCCU Board of Directors. I believe in the vision of the Credit Union and have witnessed the impact the services and programs have on the lives of the immigrant communities I serve. I am committed to continue upholding the SCCCU’s mission and thank everyone for the opportunity to serve.
Supervisory Committee Elections
The following is the candidate statement for this year’s nominee:
As a retiree, I have focused on volunteering in the community by tutoring foster children and raising funds for a homeless children's center. I have participated in local and national political campaigns and have worked on a local bond issue with the Santa Cruz County Supervisors and our community. I also coach students at the Santa Clara University Graduate School of Business. During my career, I worked in both the public and private sectors. I managed and taught educational programs for institutionalized youth with severe disabilities, negotiated and managed budgets up to $15 million, and managed corporate and business development projects. Additionally, I led valuation and acquisition teams, and supported executive staff at large companies to develop corporate strategies and business plans. As a former SCCCU Board member, I know what a difference the Credit Union makes in people’s lives, not only through its products, but by providing financial education and lending to community partnerships. This strongly resonates with my love for this community and with my efforts to “think globally and act locally.”
We look forward to seeing you "virtually" on April 22, 2021!
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