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2018 Director Elections

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2018 Director Elections

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (Bank) is conducting an election to fill three member directorships and one independent directorship on its board of directors. Each institution that was a member of the Bank as of December 31, 2017, or that is the acquirer of, or successor in interest to, such an institution is eligible to participate in the election. Eligible institutions in Florida will elect one member director, eligible institutions in Georgia will elect one member director, and eligible institutions in Maryland will elect one member director. Eligible institutions from across the Bank's district will elect the independent director.

Nominations for the member directorships are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2018. Individuals interested in being considered for an independent directorship must complete and return the application and related forms, available below, to the Bank by 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2018. Pursuant to the Bank’s board-approved Equal Opportunity Policy Statement, which is available on the Bank’s website, the Bank encourages the consideration of diversity in nominating or soliciting nominees for positions on the Bank’s board of directors.

Member Director Election
Important information related to the nomination of member directors has been sent to eligible institutions in Florida, Georgia, and Maryland. Nominations for the member directorships are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2018.

The term of each member directorship being filled in this election begins on January 1, 2019, and ends on December 31, 2022.

Member Director Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the Florida member directorship, an individual must be a citizen of the United States and serve as an officer or director of a current Bank member institution that (a) is located in Florida, (b) meets all minimum capital requirements established by its appropriate federal banking agency or appropriate state regulator, and (c) was a member of the Bank as of December 31, 2017.
  • To be eligible for the Georgia member directorship, an individual must be a citizen of the United States and serve as an officer or director of a current Bank member institution that (a) is located in Georgia, (b) meets all minimum capital requirements established by its appropriate federal banking agency or appropriate state regulator, and (c) was a member of the Bank as of December 31, 2017.
  • To be eligible for the Maryland member directorship, an individual must be a citizen of the United States and serve as an officer or director of a current Bank member institution that (a) is located in Maryland, (b) meets all minimum capital requirements established by its appropriate federal banking agency or appropriate state regulator, and (c) was a member of the Bank as of December 31, 2017.
  • Any individual who has been elected to three consecutive full terms on the Bank's board may not serve a fourth term until two years after the expiration of the third consecutive term.


Independent Director Election
The term of the independent directorship being filled in this election begins on January 1, 2019, and ends on December 31, 2022.

Independent Director Eligibility

  • An independent director must be a citizen of the United States and a bona fide resident of the Bank's district.
  • Such individual also must have knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following areas: auditing and accounting, derivatives, financial management, organizational management, project development, risk management practices, and the law. 
  • An individual may not serve as an independent director if he or she is an officer of any Federal Home Loan Bank, or a director, officer, or employee of any member of the Bank, or of any recipient of advances from the Bank.
  • Any individual who has been elected to three consecutive full terms on the Bank's board may not serve a fourth term until two years after the expiration of the third consecutive term.

Independent Director Election Application and Nomination Process

  • Individuals interested in being considered for the independent directorship must complete and return to the Bank by 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2018, the application and related forms that are available at the link below. The Bank will not accept any applications received after 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2018.
  • Deliver completed forms to Dean Arvidson, Legal Department, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, 1475 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
  • The Bank's board, in consultation with the Bank's Affordable Housing Advisory Council, will select at least one independent director nominee and deliver the application of each such nominee to the Federal Housing Finance Agency for review.

Independent Directorship Application Requirements

Applicants for the independent directorship with the Bank must complete the following forms:


Preliminary 2019 Board Meeting Schedule

Directors are strongly encouraged to attend all meetings of the board and board committees on which the director serves. The preliminary 2019 board meeting schedule is provided below. Individuals interested in being considered for the independent directorship are encouraged to review the 2019 board meeting schedule, noting the time commitment involved with this position, and to proactively examine any potential conflicts with accepting a position for Federal Home Loan Bank board service prior to applying.

Click here for the preliminary 2019 board meeting schedule.

If you have questions, please contact Dean Arvidson at 404.888.5384 or darvidson@fhlbatl.com.