The Community Bankers Association of Alabama is a member-driven organization, representing some 130 community banks and more than 100 associate members. The mission of the CBAA is to promote the preservation and continued development of community banking in Alabama through unified efforts of its membership and staff.


The Community Bankers Association of Alabama was founded in 1986 to represent political and educational interests of community banks within the state. Today, CBAA continues to represent its strong membership through a number of areas of emphasis:

  • Educational Programs
    CBAA offers high quality seminars and professional developmental opportunities for community bankers throughout each year which are value oriented. In addition to general bank educational programs, CBAA offers the Banking On Compliance Program (BOC) which is an enhanced educational program featuring continuous compliance updates and training for members. CBAA also offers the Community Banking School, a two year program through Samford University in Birmingham.

  • Networking
    CBAA believes that an important part of banking is the ability to network and share experiences with peers. As a result, CBAA offers a number of opportunities throughout each year for bankers to be together in an environment conductive for such networking. Among these are the annual CBAA Convention held in April of each year, the annual ICBA National Convention, the annual CBAA Washington lobbying trip, the annual CBAA Golf Tournament, the annual Holiday Open House and the Associate Member Reception to name a few.

  • Political Affairs
    Governmental relations on the federal, State and local levels is a high priority for the Association. Community banks often have special needs which require focused efforts in an often active arena. CBAA is committed to representing the best interest of community banks in this regard.

  • Leadership Community Bankers
    Organized in 1993, this is a separate division of ABA providing networking opportunities and educational and professional development for younger bankers with 15 or less years of experience.
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