Board Election & Nomination Information
Each member of MFCU’s Board of Directors serves a 3-year term. Each year the Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill expiring terms or vacant positions. For 2018, incumbents Leslie Halligan and Don Creveling have been nominated to fill the two 3-year Board positions open for election.
For members interested in contesting these nominations, the Nominating Committee will accept nominations by petition until May 7, 2018. If MFCU receives additional nominees by petition, a competitive election will be necessary. In such a case, candidate names and biographies will be posted in MFCU branches and online by May 16, 2018, and members will then be invited to vote online May 18 – May 25, 2018. Applications and petitions can be downloaded online using the link below or found at our MFCU branches.2018 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form
If the Nominating Committee receives no additional nominees by petition, the elections will not be conducted by vote, but instead will be declared by acclamation at the MFCU Annual Meeting. Nominations from the floor will not be accepted at the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting will be held June 20, 2018 at the Caras Park Pavilion, Missoula, MT. Check out our website for more details after May 7, 2018.
“Under the leadership of our CEO Jack Lawson and staff, MFCU has renewed its focus on serving our members and the expanded communities, while striving to be a catalyst for positive social, economic, and environmental change. With more than 20 years of volunteer service to MFCU as a Board Member, I am seeking your support to continue my efforts to guide MFCU on this new path, while being mindful of the need to ensure safety and security, provide valued service to our members, and support our employees. I have enjoyed the opportunity to represent the membership and work with our diverse, talented board members and employees to meet the challenges of regulation, complex asset and liability management, market fluctuations, and increased competition. Working together, MFCU is thriving. Although there are new challenges ahead, I am committed to MFCU, our vision to redefine the role financial institutions play in building thriving, sustainable communities, and our mission to be a force for good in banking, in the communities we serve, and in the lives of our members. If re-elected, will continue to work diligently to ensure that MFCU remains a vibrant, sound financial institution that values its employees and enhances the lives of its members and the communities it serves. I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.”
Leslie Halligan has been an MFCU Board Member for more than 20 years. She is a third-generation Montanan, the daughter of a railroader, who lived in eastern Montana, attended high school in Wyoming, and then returned to Montana to attend the University of Montana and make Missoula her home. Leslie graduated from UM, receiving a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics in 1983, and a Law Degree in 1986. She is a District Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District Court. She and her husband, Mike, are active in the Missoula community and have raised three sons. As a Board Member, Leslie has watched MFCU grow from assets of $83 million to over $500 million. She strives to make MFCU a community leader and to be a strong advocate for members and employees.
“The opportunity to serve on the MFCU Board of Directors is one of service to a tradition of “members helping members.” Providing affordable and secure credit resources, financial education and consistent financial opportunities for our members are the MFCU Board’s responsibility. Continuing a legacy of member service, a focus on prudent financial management and a vision that encompasses dedication to a sustainable economy, socially oriented and ethical banking are values that I support and will continue to work for. My wish to continue as an MFCU Board member is part of my goal to be a positive and vital part of any of our communities.”
Don Creveling has been an MFCU Board Member for the last 18 years. Don was raised in rural Montana and has enjoyed being a part of all that makes Montana a great place for families and careers. He holds an MBA in Health Care Administration and has worked in health care finance since 1990. His wife and extended family stay busy with work and all the outdoor activities Montanan’s enjoy. A credit union member for over 45 years, Don is most interested in the owner member concept of credit unions and considers being a voluntary board member a great opportunity.