COMMUNITY BANKER ELECTED TO THE 2021 ICBA FEDERAL DELEGATE BOARD
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DECEMBER 2021) – The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that community banker Valerie Anderson-Boudaka, President of Farmers State Bank, Canton, SD was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be elected to represent our industry and help ICBA communicate the positive story of community banking,” Valerie said. “As relationship- based lenders, committed to ensuring the financial health of local consumers and entrepreneurs, community banks are central to creating communities of prosperity nationwide.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Valerie’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in South Dakota and serving as a liaison between independent community bankers and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. She will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.
ICBA is the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services option for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.
“Valerie is a dedicated advocate for her community who is well-respected by her industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Robert M. Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank. “We are fortunate to have Valerie serve in this volunteer capacity in pursuit of creating an environment where community banks, and the communities they serve, continue to flourish.”