The Citizens State Bank has announced it will be implementing advisory boards in the Canton and Goessel communities, where it has branch operations.
?The bank has always been very community oriented and intends to utilize the advisory boards as a vehicle for community members to provide direct feedback to bank management,? according to Kenneth J. Goering, chief executive officer.
Duane Walker, Canton, and James Voth, Goessel, who have served on bank?s board of directors for many years, will take a lead role in developing and implementing an advisory board for their respective communities.
?As leaders in their communities, they understand the value of a strong bank/community relationship,? Goering said. ?Duane and James have served on the CSB board for 20 and 15 years respectively, providing excellent insight during their tenure.?
Walker will be joined by Terry Bandy, Bernie Rundstrom and Ralph Vogts to serve on the Canton advisory board.
The Goessel advisory board will consist of Voth, Dwight M. Flaming, Linda Frey, Darcy Nickel and Lynel Unrau.
?The CSB has advisory boards in both Hesston and Newton, and they have worked extremely well and been a great tool for receiving feedback from the community,? Goering said.
?That is the No. 1 reason for an advisory board as it gives management an opportunity to identify needs of the community along with advice from well-respected community members on how the bank can help fulfill those needs.?
Goering said CSB intends to have both new advisory boards functioning by the second quarter of this year. The advisory boards typically meet once per quarter in the months following the quarter ends.