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CRA Bankers Roundtable (San Francisco, CA - October 19, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a roundtable in San Francisco, California on October 19, 2017. The roundtable participants will learn about CRA qualified investment opportunities in the Bay Area and initiatives to prevent elder financial fraud. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions examiners CRA questions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA and Community Development Training/Listening Forum (Memphis, TN - October 19, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, The Barret Graduate School of Banking, and BLDG Memphis (a local community development coalition) are co-sponsoring a community development workshop in Memphis, Tennessee on October 19, 2017. The workshop will share practical ways banks and community-based organizations can enter into Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) related partnerships. There will also be a networking session for bank Compliance/CRA Officers with interagency examiners, as well as a CRA listening session for non-bankers, where participants will report their concerns and observations and learn about how community development is defined under CRA. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Nancy Gresham-Jones with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA 101 Workshop for Bankers (New York, NY - October 24, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the New York State Department of Financial Services are sponsoring a workshop in New York, New York on October 24, 2017. The workshop will provide CRA officers with an overview of the CRA regulation. The workshop will also providing training to participants in how to prepare for exams, identify community development opportunities, develop CRA action plans, assess community needs, and determine performance context factors. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/NYCRA101

Economic Mobility: Pathways to Income and Wealth Creation for Women (Washington, DC - October 25, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, Bank On DC, the Capital Area Asset Builders, the Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development, the United Way of the National Capital Area, and Prosperity Now are co-sponsoring a forum in Washington, DC, on October 25, 2017. The forum is a continuation of a series of events focused on current research and best practices in promoting financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth and economic stability in the greater Washington D.C. area. This particular forum will focus on gender wealth equity and explore strategies to promote income and wealth creation for women with the goal of strengthening economic mobility for D.C. area residents. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/pathwayforwomen

CRA Banker Roundtable (Indianapolis, IN - October 25, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 25, 2017. The roundtable offers federal banking regulators and bankers an opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion on CRA & community development. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit CRA and community development discussion questions to the regulators during registration. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Timothy Herwig with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/CRAIvytech

CRA Bankers Roundtable (Portland, Oregon - October 26, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a banker roundtable in Portland, Oregon on October 26, 2017. The roundtable will feature presentations on CRA opportunities in Oregon’s Mid-Columbia region. Also, the event will provide bankers with an opportunity to discuss CRA hot topics with examiners. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Bankers Roundtable on Disaster Recovery (Miami, FL - October 26,2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Miami, Florida on October 26, 2017. The roundtable will provide an opportunity for bankers to learn how the Community Reinvestment Act applies to banks' involvement in disaster recovery. The roundtable is also a networking opportunity for bankers to share best practices in CRA lending, investments, and services for revitalizing and stabilizing disaster areas. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Community Investing: Understanding CRA and Community Development (Hartford, CT - October 30, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston are co-sponsoring a workshop in Hartford, Connecticut on October 30, 2017. This workshop is designed for bankers, staff of community and faith based organizations, and municipal agencies interested in obtaining an understanding of the Community Reinvestment Act with examples of successful partnerships that help promote community development. Participants will gain an understanding of the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration and key factors to consider in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with financial institutions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/LyceumCRA

Pittsburgh Financial Inclusion Forum (Pittsburgh, PA - October 30, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Neighborhood Allies are co-sponsoring a forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 30, 2017. The forum will provide resources and explore opportunities for financial institutions interested in promoting financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked. There will also be information on the city of Pittsburgh?s Bridge ID program. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genny Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Community Investing: Understanding CRA and Community Development (Lawrence, MA - November 2, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston are co-sponsoring a workshop in Lawrence, Massachusetts on November 2, 2017. This workshop is designed for bankers, staff of community and faith based organizations, and staff of municipal agencies interested in learning about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) with examples of successful partnerships that help promote community development. Participants will learn about the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration and key factors to consider in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with financial institutions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/LawrenceCRA

CRA 201 Workshop for Bankers (New York, NY- November 2, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the New York State Department of Financial Services are co-sponsoring a workshop in New York, New York on November 2, 2017. This is a knowledge-sharing event specifically tailored for experienced CRA Officers. The event is designed to provide guidance to banks seeking to achieve their CRA community development goals. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/NYBankerCRA201

Financing Rural Small Business: Tools of the Trade (Concord, NH - November 7, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service are co-sponsoring a forum in Concord, New Hampshire on November 7, 2017. The forum will focus on the state of rural small business development, highlight the various lending products offered by participating organization, and discuss how these products are leveraged to meet evolving small business needs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/concordsmallbusinesslending

CRA Beyond the Basics Workshop ( Des Moines, IA - November 8, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are co-sponsoring an advanced CRA workshop in Des Moines, Iowa on November 8, 2017. This is a knowledge-sharing event tailored for experienced CRA Officers. The training provides a discussion of self-assessment, performance context, and assessing community development needs. Case studies will be used to provide realistic scenarios as discussion background. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Mike Nield with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/DesMoinesCRAworkshop

CRA Banker Roundtable (Tulsa, OK - November 14, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 14, 2017. The roundtable will provide CRA and compliance officers with up-to-date information about key CRA regulatory issues, as well as presentations by community stakeholders. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.