In the summer of 1951 Mr. B.F. Hill, Chief Clerk of the Industrial Commission of Arizona, suggested that a credit union was needed for state employees. Clarene Slade, who worked in the accounting department, worked closely with Hill’s office to find support for a credit union. Slade, with the assistance from the Federal Bureau of Credit Unions, completed the necessary work and OneAZ Credit Union was born on October 31, 1951.
The Honorable Rose Mofford, former governor of Arizona, is a founding member of OneAZ Credit Union. Governor Mofford was a key supporter of the formation of the Credit Union and was instrumental in spreading the word with both elected officials and state employees at all levels. Governor Mofford served as a chair of our board which helped shape the course of the Credit Union. Today, OneAZ Credit Union is the largest state-chartered federally insured credit union in Arizona.