2022 CDFI Day at the Capitol - Monday, April 11, 2022 Review

April 11, 2022

On Monday, April 11, 2022 we were back at the Capitol to hold our fifth annual CDFI Day at the Capitol! The time we spent together was a great opportunity to speak to the amazing impacts CDFI’s have in the communities we serve, share stories and examples of how those impacts are felt, and meet a few new faces, and re-connect with others. We also spoke on behalf of Assembly Bill 900 and Senate Bill 859 which provide incentives to investors that support CDFI's across the state!

Click Here to View the PowerPoint Presentation

Map of Wisconsin CDFI's with Contact Info

Assembly Bill 900 and Senate Bill 859 Values and Benefits

A few highlights included….

Multiple guests joined us to speak on behalf of CDFI's and our work:

Rep. Katrina Shankland

Secretary Designee of the Dept. of Administration, Kathy Blumenfeld

Derek Campbell from Governor Tony Evers’ Office

CDFI 101 & Overview presentation by Ryan Zerwer, President & CEO of Forward Community Investments

CDFI Panel Presentation of Projects and Impacts presented by:

Kamaljit Jackson – Vice President, Programs & Operations for WWBIC

Fausto E. Rivera– Community Lender for Forward Community Investments

Kitty Johnson– Business Development Specialist for Community Assets for People