2021 Virtual CDFI Day at the Capitol – Wednesday, April 7 Review

March 5, 2021

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 we held our first ever Virtual 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, honor a CDFI champion, stories and examples of how those impacts are felt, and meet a few new faces, and re-connect with others.

Click Here to View the PowerPoint Presentation

Click Here to View the Recording of Comments from Legislative Leaders and Q&A with CDFI Leaders

Click Here to View the Recording of Legislative Briefing, CDFI 101 & Overview

Click Here to View a Map of Wisconsin CDFI's

Click Here to View CDFI Statistics

A few highlights included….

Multiple Legislators joining to speak on behalf of CDFI's and our work:

Rep. Katrina Shankland

Sec. of the Dept. of Financial Institutions, Kathy Blumenfeld

Ann DeGarmo on behalf of Sec. Peter Barca

Rep. Tod Ohmstad

Katie Domina from Governor Tony Evers’ Office

CDFI Day Public Service Award Honoring WEDC Secretary, Melissa (Missy) Hughes

CDFI 101 & Overview presentation by Maysee Y. Herr, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

CDFI Panel Presentation of Projects and Impacts presented by:

Jon Gaines – Vice President, Business Service & Finance for WWBIC

Evan Reed – Regional Director of Southeast Wisconsin for Forward Community Investments

Laura West-Kralicik – Vice President of Lending for Community Assets for People