All members are encouraged to “put their membership in to motion” at the 84th Annual Meeting of your credit union!
Members age 18 and older may vote to fill three open positions on the Board of Directors. This year incumbents Tanya Schmell, Dave Ness and Robert Ramsey are seeking reelection to the board. (Candidate biographies are listed below. )
As a Democratically-controlled Financial Cooperative that is owned and operated by the member-owners who use our financial services, all member-owners age 16 and older with an account in good standing are authorized to elect those member-owners who will represent the entire membership on DMPO Credit Union’s volunteer board of directors. One vote per social security number will be allowed. Members may vote in one of three ways:
Tanya Schmell is a Patrol Sergeant for the City of West Des Moines Police Department, has been a member of DMPOCU for 15 years, and was appointed to DMPOCU’s Board of Directors in July 2013 . Tanya also serves on the Iowa Crime Prevention Board, the Center for advanced Technical Law Enforcement Training Board, and is a Red Cross volunteer. Tanya has a great interest in making DMPO Credit Union the best possible institution that it can be. “I have an understanding of what young (members) would like to see in their banking establishment, as well as an understanding of the technology that goes with it,” said Tanya. “I would like to see our credit union increase our longevity for survival and will do what it takes to succeed.”
Dave Ness has served as a Police Officer for the Des Moines Police Department for 20 years, and has also been a member of DMPOCU for 20 years. Dave is a current member of the Des Moines Police Burial Association, and past board member of the Iowa Peace Officers’ Association and his Church Council. He has served on the DMPOCU Board of Directors for 18 years, and as Chairman of the Board for 8 years. Dave has also served on the following DMPOCU Board Committees: Audit Committee (Chairperson), CEO Search Committee (twice) and the Statewide Growth Initiative Committee.
Robert Ramsey has served in a variety of police-related positions, and is currently a Property & Evidence Manager for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. Robert has been a member of DMPOCU for more than 34 years, and served on the DMPOCU Board of Directors—and specifically the Credit Committee—for 20 years. He has also served on the Audit Committee, and volunteered time to the credit union as-needed. “I feel it is an honor to be a part of this credit union and to serve our members in any way I can,” said Robert.