Uncle Sam wants you
(to help the Fed)

If you think your opinion on the state of the economy and future course of monetary policy is something Federal Reserve Board members need to hear, then you’re in luck.

Through June 10, the Fed is accepting applications for membership on its Community Advisory Council. The council advises the Fed Board of Governors on issues affecting consumers and communities. With rising inflation raising eyebrows and lowering bank account balances, consumers and communities need a voice in economic and financial matters.

According to the Fed notice, the agency is looking for candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including affordable housing, economic development, employment and labor, financial services, technology and small business – to provide a “particular focus” on issues affecting low- and moderate-income communities.

Newly appointed members will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023.