2017 Candidate Statements

Annual Meeting for 2016


12:00 PM - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Conference Center - J Street Branch


1419 J Street, Modesto


Stan Risen- Supervisory Committee

I have been privileged to be a Valley First member for close to 30 years and to have served on the Supervisory Committee for this past year. I have always been impressed with the quality services I have received and if reappointed to the Supervisory Committee, I am committed to helping this institution be the best it can be.

Judy Jensen- Board of Directors

I have had the wonderful opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for Valley First Credit Union for over 10 years. I have appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to serve Valley First Credit Union and its members. If re-elected to the Board of Directors, I will continue to be committed to maintaining the credit union's strong financial position and superior service to members.

I am an attorney with Gianelli & Associates in Modesto. My spouse and I live in Modesto and have two teenage sons.   

Patricia GillihanBoard of Directors

I am honored and privileged to volunteer my services to Valley First Credit Union which I believe is the best financial institution in the central valley. I am a retired Stanislaus County employee and a longtime member of our credit union. I enjoy traveling and golfing, but I remain involved in the community and participate in a variety of activities including the membership committee at Spring Creek Golf and Country Club and an after school children’s reading program in San Joaquin County. I value the services offered by Valley First and am committed to finding ways to improve those services as efficiently and effectively as possible.


When the number of nominations and petitions for office received does not exceed the number of vacant positions, the credit union Board of Directors may, without further action, declare that those nominated and qualified to be elected are elected (Article V, Section 501(d) of the by-laws). Such a declaration will take place at this Annual Meeting.