FPA of the East Bay members and chapter leaders travel to Sacramento every March to meet with state lawmakers and regulators on a variety of issues. The goal of advocacy efforts is to share our knowledge of what clients are facing and how legislation may impact clients or the financial planning profession. In June, chapter leaders meet with national lawmakers at FPA’s National Advocacy Day. Members are encouraged to attend, sharing expertise to advise on and learn about relevant, pending legislation. To learn more about participating, or about the latest news from Sacramento, contact our Co-Directors of Advocacy, Thomas Howard and Tom Bennett.
Pro Bono Financial Planning
FPA of the East Bay has a long history of dedication to pro-bono financial planning in our local community. Check out our events page, or sign up for pro bono mailing list to learn about current opportunities to give back. Our Co-Directors of Pro Bono, Clay Selland and Craig Kirkpatrick, are forming partnerships with local nonprofit organizations to bring meaningful opportunities for members to share their professional skills with those in the East Bay who need it most.
Past Pro Bono activities have included Financial Planning Day in Oakland, teaching financial literacy to foster children through the Contra Costa County Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP), and teaching daily financial skills through the Northern California Probation Department Re-Entry Program. Additionally, FPA of the East Bay connects members with one-on-one financial counseling opportunities as individuals in need contact us.
One of the most important things you can do to stay positive and keep things moving in the right direction is to surround yourself with successful people, and there’s no better way to do that than to become part of an expert study group. Study groups are a benefit for our members, and they are forming on a continuous basis as interest demands.
Chapter Leadership Committees
Chapter Leadership is comprised of members dedicated to the experience of our members and the future of our chapter. Committees, as part of this volunteer leadership team, host of variety of events throughout the year. To learn more about committee openings, contact our current Chapter President, Alise Kraus.