Public Affairs

The Idaho Bankers Associations primary function is for lobbying at both the state and federal level for the banking industry.  The IBA hosts numerous events throughout the calendar year and publishes educational position papers and legislative bulletins for the benefit of IBA members.

Banking is one of the most highly regulated industries in the marketplace and competition for market share is increasing everyday. It is for these reasons that the banking industry must have a strong voice to represent its interests. The IBA Government Affairs team oversees all government affairs initiatives and IBA’s political action committee, IdaBankPAC, and works everyday on the legal, legislative and regulatory issues that impact our member banks and their ability to serve their communities.

IBA represents the interests of our member banks to state government as well as federal legislative and regulatory bodies. The department reviews, monitors and responds to legislation and regulatory action, at both the state and federal level, and serves as a resource to legislators, their staff and agency/department staff. In addition, IBA works with member banks to promote the association’s government affairs program and to encourage active participation in the process by providing the necessary resources and information needed to communicate effectively on the issues.