Invest in Wisconsin hosts Fifth Annual CDFI Day at the Capitol
April 11, 2022
On Monday, April 11, 2022, we were back at the Capitol to hold our fifth annual CDFI Day at the Capitol! The time we spent together was a great opportunity to speak to the amazing impacts CDFI’s have in the communities we serve, share stories and examples of how those impacts are felt, and meet a few new faces, and re-connect with others. We also spoke on behalf of Assembly Bill 900 and Senate Bill 859 which provide incentives to investors that support CDFI's across the state!
A few highlights included….
Multiple guests joined us to speak on behalf of CDFI's and our work:
Rep. Katrina Shankland
Secretary Designee of the Dept. of Administration, Kathy Blumenfeld
Derek Campbell from Governor Tony Evers’ Office
CDFI 101 & Overview presentation by Ryan Zerwer, President & CEO of Forward Community Investments
CDFI Panel Presentation of Projects and Impacts presented by:
Kamaljit Jackson – Vice President, Programs & Operations for WWBIC
Fausto E. Rivera– Community Lender for Forward Community Investments
Kitty Johnson– Business Development Specialist for Community Assets for People