Town Hall: How CDCUs Can Access the IRA and Invest in the Green Economy

Inclusiv Town Hall Series:
How CDCUs Can Access the Inflation Reduction Act and Invest in the Green Economy

Join us on Tuesday, October 11 at 1:15 PM ET!

Inclusiv invites you to our next virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, October 11, for an in-depth discussion of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and how credit unions will be able to take advantage of the IRA’s sweeping funds for clean energy and energy efficiency.

In this session, you’ll learn about the historic opportunities the IRA presents for CDCUs, MDIs, and CDFIs to help their members access the clean energy transition and lower household energy bills. We’ll also discuss opportunities for your credit union to get involved in the green economy right now by developing your own green loan products or purchasing participations in green loan portfolios.

Joining us will be Terri Mickelsen, CEO of Clean Energy Credit Union and Neda Arabshahi, VP of Inclusiv’s Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy.

Please complete our survey by Monday, October 10 so we can tailor the content to your questions.

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Terri Mickelsen,
CEO, Clean Energy Credit Union

Terri Mickelsen is the CEO of Clean Energy Credit Union, an online-only credit union, in Centennial, Colorado. Terri joined Clean Energy CU in 2017 to help obtain its federal charter. Since chartering in 2018, Clean Energy CU has gone from the startup phase to a $35 million in assets, $134.7 million invested in over 8,000 clean energy loans, and serving 7,400 members.

Terri’s passion for helping members and credit unions started while working as a teller. Her roles in credit unions have centered around serving members via branches, call centers, and online/mobile banking. Working with underserved communities throughout New Mexico, she has also worked with programs such as the Individual Development Accounts (IDA) to support asset-building opportunities for low-income families and payday loan alternatives.

Prior to joining Clean Energy Federal CU, Terri served as COO and VP of Internal Operations at two New Mexico credit unions, each with over $500 million in assets. During her 11-plus years as an executive team member, she was recognized for her ability to incorporate innovations that resulted in significant improvements in the quality of service and cost savings to the organization. As a community member, she has over 20 years of volunteer service, including United Way Community Fund Panel Chair, Girl Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, and as a Quality New Mexico Examiner. Terri earned her bachelor’s in business administration at the College of Santa Fe.

Neda Arabshahi
Vice President, Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Neda Arabshahi is Vice President of the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. In this capacity, she is working to build a network of credit unions committed to designing and scaling solutions to climate change, with a goal of promoting affordable and sustainable energy for all people. Neda has over 19 years of experience in the clean energy and sustainability space. Most recently she served as Chief Operating Officer at the energy startups Radiator Labs and BlocPower, where she helped to create financing and access to clean energy and energy efficiency retrofits for low- and moderate-income building owners. Prior to those roles, she led the energy program at the Clinton Global Initiative, partnering with public and private sector members to build commitments to low carbon energy solutions, including developing resilient electricity grids and solar workforce redevelopment. Neda holds dual MBA and Master of Environmental Science degrees from Yale University, where her research focused on the economic development benefits of renewable energy projects in low-income communities.

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