These resolutions, approved by the ICBA Policy Development Committee and the Board of Directors, broadly describe the association’s major policy objectives for 2017-2018. They also describe association products, services and programs that help keep community banks strong and competitive. These resolutions are designed to provide policy guidance for ICBA officers and staff, and general policy direction for ICBA standing committees, the Federal Delegate Board, councils and task forces.
These resolutions reflect ICBA's core principles: Community banks support fair competition in financial services; support the separation of banking and commerce; believe in a balanced financial system that does not favor any segment of the financial services sector; support the dual banking system; and oppose the concentration of economic and financial services resources. ICBA is a democratically governed association where each member bank has a voice and a vote.