Annual Meeting and Elections

Our Annual Membership Meeting will again be virtual this year.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Time: 6 pm via Zoom

Attend and you could win $50

We’ll review our financial performance, accomplishments of the last year, and plans for the future. We'll also draw the names of four member attendees to win instant $50 share savings account deposits.


We have two (2) open seats on our Board of Directors and three (3) open seats on our Supervisory Committee. Our Nominating Committee has put forth these candidates:

Board of Directors Candidate Statements

Paul D’Alessandro

Paul D’Alessandro has been a Huntington Beach resident since 1966, is married and has one adult child. He’s a graduate of Huntington Beach High School, then attended UC Riverside and the Loyola of Los Angeles Law School. He worked in the HB City Attorney’s office from 1985 to 2017, at which time he went into private practice. He joined Huntington Beach Credit Union in 1985 and has served as Supervisory Committee member and Chair. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors. “My strong belief is that the Credit Union’s primary mission is to serve the financial needs of the membership. I enjoy my involvement with the Board of Directors because I can help develop policies and financial products that make a positive difference in the lives of our members.”

Howard Zelefsky

Howard Zelefsky began his volunteer work with the Credit Union in 1981 as a member of the Supervisory Committee. After serving as it’s Chairman for more than fifteen years, he was elected to the Board of Directors where he currently serves as Vice President. Howard is a former City of Huntington Beach Director of Planning who now owns his own  planning consulting firm.

Supervisory Committee Candidate Statements

Lily Guerrero

Lily Guerrero was born and raised in Orange County.  She started her career in Human Resources over 17 years ago in the private sector and transitioned to the public sector in the summer of 2014.  Her entire career has been in the human resources field, starting her career as an HR Assistant and currently holding the position of Principal Personnel Analyst and overseeing the benefits division for City employees and retirees. “Working for the City of Huntington Beach has been rewarding and a great learning experience.”    

Veronica Navarro-Martinez

Veronica Martinez has worked for the City of Huntington Beach for the last four years as a Principal Personnel Analyst, initially assigned to the Police Department and now working with the City HR team. She has worked in various HR roles in both the public and private sector while pursuing growth opportunities, both personally and professionally. She enjoys participating in volunteer opportunities that allow her to expand her network of resources, develop new skills, and establish new relationships with meaningful purpose and connection. “Supporting the credit union in this committee role will provide a great opportunity to align my goals and values while also giving back to the HB community.” 

Sarah Whitecotton

Sarah Whitecotton is an administrative aide for the public works department. She has been a Huntington Beach City employee for seven and a half years. Previously she worked for ten years at the city of Ontario and prior to that, for ten 10 years at Bank of America — five years each in credit / collections and customer service for banking. “I'm happy to help out the supervisory committee and look forward to a great relationship with the credit union for years to come.”

As there is only one candidate for each open seat, there will be no ballot. Voting will be conducted as a voice-vote among attendees at the Annual Meeting.

Two ways to attend

By Zoom
Click here and enter Meeting ID: 810 2669 1826

By Phone
Call (253) 215-8782 or (720) 707-2699 and enter Meeting ID: 810 2669 1826 

Drawing conducted from members in attendance at the Annual Meeting who are connected when drawing is conducted. HBCU staff and volunteers not eligible to win.