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About Us

Mission Statement & History

Join Sweetwater Federal Credit Union and you join a movement. The credit union movement in the United States dates to 1909 and is driven by a philosophy of people working together to solve their credit problems and to improve their financial status. Credit Unions began with volunteers organizing and operating the union in order to pool the savings of members in order to provide credit at a more reasonable rate. Credit Unions still rely on member volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors and various credit union committees in order to keep costs down. However, credit unions now have paid professional staff, the ability to offer a wide range of services, the assistance of a professional, national association, and the backing of the federal government to assure the financial safety of your credit union.

Sweetwater Federal Credit Union began, like so many other credit unions, with a group of federal and state employees pooling some of their savings. Seven men, employees of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Federal Social Security Office and the Wyoming State Employment Service signed the Charter and set out to find one hundred members. From those original 107 members and a few hundred dollars the Sweetwater Federal Credit Union has grown to over 3000 members with assets of approximately $20 million. Moreover, from an organization serving strictly government employees Sweetwater Federal Credit Union has become a Community Charter Credit Union open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Sweetwater County. Sweetwater Federal Credit Union continues to expand services and is now available on the worldwide web. On March 19, 2007 we moved to our new location 2611 Foothill Blvd. in Rock Springs. Sweetwater Federal Credit Union is always working to expand member services to more fully help our members with all of their financial needs.

At Sweetwater Federal Credit Union you are more than a customer, you are a member.

View a copy of our Charter and Bylaws (PDF)