The Fed’s new Community Advisory Council (CAC) is comprised of individuals with consumer- and community development-related expertise. Members will provide information, advice and recommendations to the Board on a wide range of policy matters and emerging issues of interest. The 15 members of the CAC were selected from a pool of candidates who responded to the Board’s public invitation to express interest in serving. CAC members will serve one-, two- or three-year staggered terms to provide the council with continuity. The first meeting of the CAC was held at the Board on Nov. 20, 2015; a summary of the meeting is available at www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/cac-20151120.pdf. To learn more about the CAC and its members, visit www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/cac.htm.
Released annually, CFED’s Scorecard explores how well residents are faring in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and assesses policies that are helping residents build and protect assets along five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care and Education. The 2016 Scorecard brings together 130 policy and outcome measures to determine the ability of residents to achieve financial security. It offers the most comprehensive look available at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. For more information, visit http://assetsandopportunity.org/scorecard.