Support Millage Renewals for Local Schools


It's almost time to cast your vote!

Michigan's upcoming General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 7th. As a locally owned financial cooperative, Members First understands the impact that elections can have on the wellbeing of our local communities. Based on where you live, registered voters will have the opportunity to vote between different candidates, as well as mileages that have made it to the ballot.

Previously known as Midland County School Employees Credit Union, Members First was founded in 1936 by a group of teachers in Midland County. Today, our membership is open to all Michigan residents; nevertheless, we remain proud of our roots as a teacher's credit union. We believe that today's students are tomorrow's future. Providing safe, functional, and supportive schools for our students is vital for the growth and longevity of a community. As many of our local school districts turn to their voters in the upcoming election for a millage renewal, we encourage our members to consider voting 'yes'. If you live in Gladwin, Midland, or Kent Counties, more information on your school bond proposals can be found here. More information on the Coleman Community Schools tax estimate can be found here.

Members First also understands that millages bring a financial impact and we are dedicated to empowering our members on their journey to financial wellbeing. Along with their proposals, schools provide links to calculators to help you understand the financial impact. While these tools are helpful, they may leave you wondering how to manage the impact to your budget. We are here to help!

Members First has 52 staff members, and counting, certified as financial counselors! Everyone’s journey to financial wellness is different and personal to them, but one thing every journey has in common is its importance. Our FiCEP certified community members understand this and have the tools necessary to empower you to effectively manage your finances, including creating spending plans for your ever changing budget, such as a change in tax commitments. If you are questioning what impact your community’s school millage will have on your budget, we encourage you to schedule a meeting today.

For more information on our FiCEP team members and to schedule time with one, please visit

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