Credit Union West is now accepting applications for their 2015-2016 Young Adult Advisory Panel. The credit union is looking for highly motivated young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 years to serve on the voluntary panel. The purpose of the panel, launched in 2013, is to engage young adults on financial topics and collaborate on ideas for innovative products and services that appeal to the younger generation.

The program runs through the school year where the youth meet monthly and interact with the various department managers to learn about the credit union’s products, services, and community commitment. “We’ve been fortunate to have a group of exceptionally bright high school and college students every year,” said Bob MacGregor, Credit Union West president and CEO. “These students are able to motivate and foster leadership among their peers and educate them on financial matters that relate to them.”

The Young Adult Advisory Panel members will act as ambassadors for Credit Union West at community volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Applications may be downloaded at www.cuwest.org/youthconnection and must be submitted by Sept. 25.

For more information, contact evan.norris@cuwest.org.

About Credit Union West

Credit Union West was founded in 1951 and is an award-winning financial cooperative.

Well positioned for the future, Credit Union West has earned the highest 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s leading credit union and bank rating and research firm, who has been analyzing and rating financial institutions since 1983. Today it serves over 53,000 members with more than $550 million in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Maricopa or Yavapai County and family members of current members. Federally insured by the NCUA. www.cuwest.org.