California Reinvestment Coalition

January 2013 Edition

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January 30, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural online edition of CRC's newsletter, Community Reinvestment News! In 2013, CRC has decided to save some trees by changing our newsletter model from a paper subscription to an online subscription. This move allows us to publish articles that are more timely and relevant to changes in the banking and policy world. Community Reinvestment News will be published once a month and sent straight to your inbox! We are always open to your insights, so please do not hesitate to send feedback to If your colleagues or friends are interested in subscribing to our newsletter, please email with the subject line "Subscribe". Thank you, and happy reading!

CRC Celebrates Sacramento Valley Reinvestment

On the evening of October 4, 2012, CRC members and friends gathered to celebrate Sacramento Valley Reinvestment. Almost one hundred people filled the Firehouse Restaurant in old Sacramento to honor the important work of community heroes, network, and enjoy fine food and drinks. CRC presented three CRA Panther Awards to individuals and groups who have made a significant impact in Sacramento communities. Continue reading...

CRC Holds its Twelfth Annual Celebrate Los Angeles Reinvestment Event

On the rainy evening of November 8, CRC members and friends gathered to celebrate Los Angeles Reinvestment. Close to one hundred people filled the La Serenata de Garibaldi Restaurant in Los Angeles’ historic Boyle Heights neighborhood to honor the important work of community heroes, network and enjoy fine food and drink at CRC’s twelfth Los Angeles celebration. Continue reading...

CRC Executive Director Alan Fisher to Step Down in Mid-2013 After 20 Successful Years

Yesterday, CRC’s Board of Directors announced that, after 20 years of leading CRC to become the pre-eminent advocacy organization for fair and equal access to financial services in California, Executive Director Alan Fisher will retire in mid-2013. By announcing his retirement plans now, Alan provides CRC with ample time for a search and a seamless transition of leadership. The organization is on a firm financial footing with a highly qualified, experienced, and energetic staff that is committed to carrying out CRC’s critical mission. CRC’s Board has initiated its search process for the agency’s next Executive Director, which it plans to complete this summer. Continue reading...

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