Community Banking Initiative
- Regional Roundtables
The FDIC's Board and senior management believe it is important to hear directly the concerns of community bankers, trade organizations and state supervisors. As the supervisor of most of the community banks in the United States, of particular interest to us are the current operating environment, major challenges, and new opportunities.
To that end, since 2012 the FDIC has been holding roundtable discussions across the country with community bankers, state banking commissioners, state bank trade association representatives, and senior executives from the FDIC and its Board of Directors. These valuable outreach events are scheduled annually, and held in each of the FDIC's six regions.
- FDIC Future of Community Banking Conference
Held on February 16, 2012, this conference brought together community bankers, regulators, academics, and various community bank stakeholders to examine the unique role community banks perform in our nation's economy and the challenges and opportunities that they face. FDIC Chairman Gruenberg opened and closed the conference, which also featured keynote remarks by Shelley Moore Capito, United States Congresswoman for West Virginia's 2nd District; Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency.