Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Rashida Dawson of United Way Named to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Community Advisory Council

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport, LA – Rashida Dawson, Vice President of Financial Stability at United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA), has been appointed as a council member for the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In this role, Dawson will represent north Louisiana, providing insights into the region’s current and emerging economic conditions.

The Community Advisory Council serves as a vital channel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to engage with a diverse group of community leaders from the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on matters related to current economic trends and developments. Furthermore, the council facilitates a deeper understanding of the Federal Reserve System and its role in shaping monetary policy.

Expressing her gratitude, Rashida Dawson stated, “I am deeply honored and humbled to serve on the Community Advisory Council for the Dallas Fed. My aim is to shed light on the economic landscape of north Louisiana, share our progress, and collaborate on strategies to overcome barriers and enhance economic mobility, particularly for low-to-moderate-income families.”

The 15-member advisory council is appointed by the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Its members represent various sectors, including community development, social services, education, nonprofits, and philanthropy. They possess a strong understanding of the issues affecting communities in the Eleventh District, with a specific focus on the challenges faced by low- and moderate-income populations. Members serve a three-year term, with the option for reappointment to a second term.

LaToria W. Thomas, President, and CEO of UWNWLA, commended Dawson’s appointment, emphasizing her expertise in assisting A.L.I.C.E. (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals with their financial needs. Thomas highlighted Dawson’s pivotal role in initiatives such as Bank On Northwest Louisiana and the Shreveport Financial Empowerment Center, underscoring her dedication to promoting financial stability in the community.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as part of the Federal Reserve System, is committed to fostering a robust financial system and a prosperous economy for all Americans.

For more information about the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, please visit their website at https://www.dallasfed.org/fed.

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