I’m nominating Liz Campbell-Brown for a Finest Under 40 Award in the mission-based organization category because she embodies the mission of Community Credit Union in all she does. Our mission statement reads: Community Credit Union is a member-owned organization that strives to provide financial services to ensure stability for all members, employees, and communities at all stages of life. Liz works hard to help our members navigate tough financial situations as one of her key roles is managing asset quality, often referred to as Collections. She is meeting members where they are in life and helping them make payment arrangements, build or repair credit, budget for future payments, and even help them find employment opportunities when they are unemployed. Liz and her team always share resources in our community to support members and help them get back on their feet. In addition, in Liz’s role as CFO, she is fiscally responsible for our member’s money. She is constantly pushing our team for efficiencies, cost-saving alternatives, competitively priced vendor services, and finding ways to give back to our community.
Liz is one of our most reliable volunteers at the Credit Union. She serves on our Ending Hunger Committee which is an employee-led group that fundraises to benefit Maine Credit Union’s Campaign for Ending Hunger as well as determines where those funds go directly in Androscoggin County. Her volunteer efforts include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and donating produce from the raised bed community garden outside the Pine Street branch of Community Credit Union in Lewiston. She also came up with a fantastic community event idea for a Hot Dog Giveaway in Kennedy Park and she helped bring the idea to fruition. The event was held on Friday, July 29, 2022, and over 200 hotdogs were served to neighbors in the park from 11 am-1:30 pm. Nearly every item was donated for the event – there was no cost to those receiving lunch! She had a scheduled vacation day on the event day; Liz showed up and even recruited her family to come to serve that day as well. She believes in people helping people and it shows in her dedication to the community she serves.