April 12 -- The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites applications for membership on the Community Advisory Council (the “CAC”), as an advisory committee to the Board on issues affecting consumers and communities. Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2021.
The CAC is composed of a diverse group of experts and representatives of consumer and community development organizations and interests, including from such fields as affordable housing, community and economic development, employment and labor, financial services and technology, small business, and asset and wealth building.
The CAC serves as a mechanism to gather feedback and perspectives on a wide range of policy matters and emerging issues of interest to the Board of Governors and aligns with the Federal Reserve's mission and current responsibilities. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, banking supervision and regulatory compliance (including the enforcement of consumer protection laws), systemic risk oversight and monetary policy decision-making, and, in conjunction with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), responsibility for implementation of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
CAC members meet semiannually with the members of the Board in Washington, DC to provide a range of perspectives on the economic circumstances and financial services needs of consumers and communities, with a particular focus on the concerns of low- and moderate-income consumers and communities. The CAC complements two of the Board's other advisory councils—the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) and the Federal Advisory Council (FAC)—whose members represent depository institutions.
The CAC consists of at least 15 members. The Board will select members in the fall of 2021 to replace current members whose terms will expire on December 31, 2021. The newly appointed members will serve three-year terms that will begin on January 1, 2022. If a member vacates the CAC before the end of the three-year term, a replacement member will be appointed to fill the unexpired term.
This Notice advises individuals of the opportunity to be considered for appointment to the CAC. The Board is interested in candidates with knowledge of fields such as affordable housing, community and economic development, employment and labor, financial services and technology, small business, and asset and wealth building, with a particular focus on the concerns of low- and moderate-income consumers and communities.
Candidates do not have to be experts on all topics related to consumer financial services or community development, but they should possess some basic knowledge of these areas and related issues. In appointing members to the CAC, the Board will consider a number of factors, including diversity in terms of subject matter expertise, geographic representation, and the representation of women and minority groups.
CAC members must be willing and able to make the necessary time commitment to participate in organizational conference calls and prepare for and attend meetings two times per year (usually for two days). The meetings will be held at the Board's offices in Washington, DC
CAC webpage: https://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/cac.htm
FR notice inviting applications to CAC: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/12/2021-06906/solicitation-of-applications-for-membership-on-the-community-advisory-council