CRA for Community-Based Organizations: Partnering for Success CRA for Community-Based Organizations: Partnering for Success

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The Lyceum

227 Lawrence Street

Hartford, CT


9:00 a.m. Registration/Networking & Continental Breakfast
9:20 a.m.


Timothy DeLessio, Community Affairs Officer, FDIC

Part I


9:30 a.m.

CRA Basics and the Essentials of Partnerships
An overview of the Community Reinvestment Act and the examination process, including:

  • the types of examinations
  • evaluation process
  • ratings and schedules
  • key definitions
  • Key elements to consider in developing effective partnerships with banks

Bonita Irving, District Community Affairs Officer, OCC

Kip Child, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC

11:30 a.m.

Questions and Discussion about the CRA Regulation

12:00 pm

Lunch (time approximate)

Part II


12:45 p.m.

Making the Connection and Building Partnerships
A representative from an area financial institution and two community organizations will discuss what they look for from each other when developing partnerships or community development initiatives.

Kenneth Willis, First Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Catherine MacKinnon
Executive Director, Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, Hartford

Peter Mosbacher
Senior Vice President, Community Development, Webster Bank, Waterbury

James Horan
Executive Director, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), Hartford

1:30 p.m.

Panel: How to Tap into Bank Resources
Representatives from area financial institutions will discuss what they look for when developing partnerships with non-profit / community-based organizations.

Brian Clarke, Senior Financial Institution Relationship Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Christine Traczyk, Vice President, Community Development, Farmington Savings Bank, Farmington

Glen Davis, Vice President, Community Development and CRA, Liberty Bank, Middletown

Kevin Noyes, Vice President, Community Development and CRA, People's United Bank, Bridgeport

2:15 p.m.

Wrap-up (time approximate)