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Joint Release
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Bank Regulatory Agencies and CDFI Fund to Sponsor
National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

The federal bank regulatory agencies, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund will host the 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Seattle, Washington, from March 25 to 28.  This biennial conference is designed to offer participants from around the country the opportunity to learn about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and its regulations, as well as the chance to network with colleagues and discuss best practices and emerging challenges in community development.

The conference agenda includes keynote presentations by Elizabeth A. Duke, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Cyrus Amir-Mokri, Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Donna Gambrell, Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Martin J. Gruenberg, Acting Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and John Walsh, Acting Comptroller of the Currency.

The conference will feature three tracks: CRA Compliance; the National Community Development Lending School; and Community Development in Practice.  The sessions will focus on how loans, investments, and services can have a positive and lasting effect in low- and moderate-income communities and result in strong CRA performance. Winners of the 2012 Community Reinvestment Awards, which this year honor financial institutions for their innovative approaches to strengthening small businesses, will be announced at the conference.

For the full agenda and to register for the conference online, please visit:
http://www.frbsf.org/community/seattle2012/

Media Contacts:

Federal ReserveSusan Stawick202-452-2955
OCCDean Debuck202-874-5770
FDICGreg Hernandez202-898-6984
CDFI FundBill Luecht202-622-8042


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