With the days of 2018 dwindling at a rapid pace, you know it’s time to make your reservations for the LSCU’s 2019 Florida Advocacy Conference and Alabama Advocacy Conference. The State Advocacy Conferences feature time to interact with state lawmakers, updates on legislative and regulatory issues, and speakers. Mark your calendar for the Alabama conference, March 19-20 in Montgomery, AL, and for the Florida conference, March 26-27 in Tallahassee, FL. Hotel information is available below.

Credit union professionals in Alabama and Florida are speaking up about why these conferences are important to attend annually. They present an opportunity for credit union leaders to gather and learn about the most pressing issues facing credit unions in their states, as well as time to interact with state lawmakers.

“The state advocacy conference is one of the most important events of the year for Florida credit unions, and one I’m not willing to miss,” said Brent Lister, CEO of First Florida Credit Union. “As leaders in our industry, it is incumbent upon us to show up in Tallahassee and share our story on behalf of the members we serve. Grassroots efforts are the key to our legislative success, and the advocacy conference is a great way spread our message on a larger scale while building lasting relationships with policymakers.”

The Florida hotel block will be available at the Double Tree for March 25-26 only. A two-night stay for those nights are required with no Tuesday only check-ins due to limited hotel availability during the legislative session. The room rate is $219 per night. The cut-off date for reservations is Feb. 22, 2019. You may reserve your hotel room for Florida with the below information.

Doubletree, 101 S Adams St., Tallahassee, FL. Direct Phone: 850.224.5000. Reservations: 877.800.2652 or www.tallahassee.doubletree.com

The Alabama Conference will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa with room block rates of $163 per night available for March 18 and March 19.  The cut-off date for reservation is Feb. 18, 2019. You may reserve your room with details below:

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa, 201 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery, AL. Direct Phone: 334.481.5000. Reservations Phone: 800.468.3571.