Each member of the Clearwater Credit Union (Clearwater) Board of Directors serves a 3-year term. Each year the Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill expiring terms or vacant positions. For 2020, incumbents Tony Boote, Glenda Bradshaw, and Kelly Webster, have been nominated to fill the three 3-year Board positions open for election.
For members interested in contesting these nominations, the Nominating Committee will accept nominations by petition until May 11, 2020. If Clearwater receives additional nominees by petition, a competitive election will be necessary. In such a case, candidate names and biographies will be posted in the branches and online by May 18, 2020. Applications and petitions are available at the branches and online at clearwatercreditunion.org.
If the Nominating Committee receives no additional nominees by petition, the elections will not be conducted by vote, but instead will be declared by acclamation at the Clearwater Annual Meeting to be held June 23, 2020 at the Caras Park Pavilion in Missoula, Montana. Nominations from the floor will not be accepted at the Annual Meeting. More details will be available on our website after May 11, 2020.
“Over the last 3 years, we have seen momentous changes with a name change to Clearwater Credit Union, a field of membership expansion, a switch to values-based banking, and a core conversion. We have also succeeded in strengthening the financial position of the Credit Union by expanding our loan book. During this time, I have served on the Asset and Liability Committee, and as Treasurer. Over the coming years, our challenge – and it is a big one – is to make these changes work, in particular, expanding to new areas and putting in place values-based banking. I would welcome the opportunity to continue to serve on the Board to help the Credit Union to rise to these challenges.”
Tony Boote was born in the U.K., educated at Oxford University, and worked originally in the U.K. Treasury before moving to Washington, D.C., where he worked as a manager and macroeconomist at the International Monetary Fund for twenty plus years. There, he met his wife, who is a lawyer, and in 2010 moved to her hometown of Missoula with their girl/boy twins, who are fourteen. He enjoys walking in the hills above Missoula with his German Shepherd, Asha.
“The opportunity to serve on the Clearwater Board of Directors combines many of my interests and skills and offers an opportunity for continued learning. I am a native Montanan who is invested in the success of the people who live and work here. I would enjoy the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors to be a part of the community in which I live, and to have a voice in how financial institutions can shape communities through lending. As an entrepreneur who recently opened a small business in Missoula, I understand the importance of financing in small business startup.”
Glenda Bradshaw currently works for MoFI, a CDFI loan fund based in Missoula and serving borrowers in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Eastern Oregon. She is also the owner of a small business in Missoula, Clyde Coffee. She was born in Cut Bank, MT and raised in Philipsburg. She spent most of her adult life in Seattle and The Bay Area before returning home to Montana. She lives in Missoula with her six-year-old son, Augustus and their many pets. Glenda enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, friends, traveling, and gardening.
“I welcome the opportunity to serve as a volunteer board member for Clearwater Credit Union, an institution that has been a force for good in my life, in the lives of my friends and family members, and in the broader life of the Missoula community. I’m eager to help steward Clearwater’s growth in a way that benefits our members and promotes inclusive prosperity for all.”
Kelly Webster has been a Clearwater Credit Union member since 2008. She serves as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University of Montana, a role she assumed after serving for a decade as UM’s Director of the Writing and Public Speaking Center. Kelly is a life-long and unabashed champion for public higher education, for the role UM plays in creating opportunity for all, and for the students who give her hope for the future. Her husband and 6-year-old daughter are her favorite Missoula playmates.