9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), the nation’s premier advocacy event for America’s credit unions, is slated for Feb. 21-25, 2016, in Washington, D.C.The event is the largest gathering in the nation of credit union advocates rallying on behalf of more than 103 million credit union members. It includes credit unions’ annual Hike the Hill events to educate and advocate to members of Congress about credit union issues.“Credit union engagement with lawmakers is at the heart of advocacy for the movement,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “At our 2016 CUNA GAC, we will again leverage the unequaled power of our united system to bring thousands of attendees to share the positive impact credit unions provide for all Americans together with our aggressive advocacy agenda.”“CUNA GAC is recognized as the event to bring credit union influence to Washington D.C.,” commented Tracie Kenyon, chairwoman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (ACCUL) and president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network. “GAC Hill Hikes bring to life the value of our unique CUNA-league system–there’s nothing like the coordinated barrage of face-to-face meetings with lawmakers to show our diversity and demonstrate our reach.” continue reading »
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District has prepared a draft integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment on the proposed navigation improvements at Elim, about 90 miles east of Nome.The proposed project and preliminary analysis of potential environmental impacts are described in the draft report, which is being submitted to elicit public review and comment.Under the plan, USACE proposes to dredge an access channel from about -12 feet mean lower low water extending to a barge landing and dock located at -12 feet MLLW, a mooring area at -9 feet mean lower low water, and a boat launch.The access channel will be outside of wave protection, but the barge landing, dock, mooring area, and boat launch will be inside of breakwaters providing about 6.2 acres of interior basin/channel.This effort would remove about 160,000 cubic yards of material.The report will be available for 30 days until May 28 and can be viewed on the Alaska District’s website.