Community Focus 2020

The Community Bank Agenda for Expanding Economic Opportunity

The Community Bank Agenda for Expanding Economic Opportunity is a multifaceted agenda that advocates for common-sense reforms that will promote greater access to financial services and economic opportunity throughout local communities nationwide.

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Regulatory and Legislative Advocacy


ICBA engages members of Congress and federal regulators to help them understand our industry and concerns through our  Legislative Priorities for the 117th Congress and continuous push for pro-community bank policies. 

Policy resolutions are approved by the ICBA Policy Development Committee and the Board of Directors to broadly describe the association’s major policy objectives for the year.

The 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.

Policy Resolutions

Answers to Your Questions

Why we fight for community banks.

Locally owned community banks have a direct and vital stake in their communities. Their business model is founded on personal relationships and direct knowledge of the business owners, families, and individuals that make up their communities.

How ICBA promotes advocacy.

ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing community banks. Through its public communications, ICBA tells the community banking story, promotes our principles, and positions ICBA as the leading source of information on the industry.

How you can help.

Nobody knows your customers and business better than you. Making regular contact with your lawmakers and staff will ensure that you become a trusted resource on issues related to community banking.

Documents and Files

Title Recipient Date
CFPB 05/26/22
CFPB 05/26/22
Reps. Madeleine Dean, Kelly Armstrong 05/26/22
FDIC, Fed, OCC, CFPB 05/23/22
Federal Reserve 05/20/22
House Financial Services Committee 05/13/22

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Supported by thousands of community bankers, the Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee (ICBPAC) is a vital part of Be Heard. ICBPAC raised $1.85 million and contributed $1.5 million to over 300 federal candidates and committees during the 2020 election cycle to strengthen the community banking industry's reputation in Washington.