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Councils Provide Networking, Sharing & Leadership Opportunities

Recent feedback from Heartland Credit Union Association's (HCUA) Convention & Annual Meeting revealed networking, sharing ideas and meeting your peers are all important to credit union staff. 

HCUA Councils are just the avenue to do all of those things...and you can join one NOW for free until January 1, 2017. More than 130 of your peers are already members of one or more Councils. 

Our six councils serve as the regional, primary source for uniting and energizing individuals through sharing best practices, education and resources.

  • CUnext Young Professionals (open to all young professionals under 40 years old)
  • Compliance
  • HR/Training
  • Innovation/Technology
  • Lending
  • Marketing

Visit the Councils page for complete information.


  • Networking: Each Council has its own list serve and regular conference calls where participants share ideas and information. In the last month, more than 60 messages have been sent through our Council list serves and five Council calls have been conducted. Some Councils coordinate meet-ups or lunches.
  • Resources: Each Council web page has resources specific to your interests, and your connection to others offers ways to share information.
  • Training Discounts: Council members receive a 10 percent discount off face-to-face conferences within their discipline (this does not apply to webinars at this time). See the Councils page for complete information.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Each Council is led by a committee of your peers, offering leadership opportunities for any Council member. 

Council membership is available to employees or volunteers of affiliated Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska credit unions or their CUSOs. 


Until January 1, 2017, it's free...(your credit union will be billed in January for your Council membership) and it's always free for credit unions under $30 million in assets.

Council memberships run January-December, and they are based on asset size. You can join TWO Councils for the price of one! Plus, join a third council for only $20.

Credit Union Asset Size First Council Member
(joining any Council)
Additional Council Members
From the Same Credit Union

(joining any Council)
Under $29.99M FREE FREE
Between $30M - $74.99M $50 $25
More Than $75M  $95 $50






To join a Council, fill out this form. Need more information? Visit the Councils page or contact Amy Pennington, 800.392.2076, ext. 1321.