March19, 2018

To: IBANYS Member Banks
From: John Witkowski, IBANYS President & CEO

On April 9 and 10, ICBA is holding its Capital Summit conference in Washington D.C. This trip gives community bankers the opportunity to meet with their United States Representatives and Senators to discuss issues that impact their institutions today.

Please join us for the trip to DC.  On Monday night, April 9 we plan to have dinner with all New York bankers in attendance. On Tuesday, April 10 we will make our visits on the hill.  The full agenda is being developed.  

Most legislators want to have constituent bankers from their district in their meetings. I encourage you to register, and participate in the hill visits. It does make a difference when we have a strong presence in front of our legislators.

Below is the link to register -- for the conference, and with the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel.

Once you have registered, please email Steve Rice ( and myself ( to let us know you'll be with us, and also to tell us the name of your local Representative(s) so we can add you into the right meetings. 

Thank you for your support!


Thank you for your support and participation.

Stephen W. Rice
Director of Government Relations & Communications
Independent Bankers Association of New York State