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Melissa Collins Joins Coast Central as Eureka Downtown Manager, Member Services

Melissa Collins Joins Coast Central

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Melissa Collins has been appointed Manager, Member Services of its Eureka Downtown location at 4th & F Streets, reporting to VP, Member Services Kristin Blair. Collins will oversee 10 employees and have responsibility for operations, lending, and new member opportunities at the credit union’s newest Member Services Branch, which opened in June 2018. The location also features Member Business Services and Financial & Retirement Planning.

Collins brings with her 15 years of financial institution experience in management, lending, and investments. She most recently served as Deposit/Payments Relationship Manager at US Bank’s Henderson Center Branch, and held previous management stints at Chase in Eureka and US Bank in Fortuna.

Collins will replace Laura Morris, who has accepted the position of Manager, Member Services at Coast Central’s Fortuna location at 1814 Main Street. In conjunction, Fortuna Manager, Member Services Cindy Hicks will retire, effective May 31.

Active in her community, Collins serves as Chairman of the Board and Ambassador for Fortuna Chamber of Commerce, is President-Elect of Fortuna Rotary Club, has been involved with Arcata Economic Development Center, Eureka’s Small Business Development Center, Fortuna Business Improvement District, and more. She resides in Loleta with her husband and two dogs and loves the outdoors, traveling, and volunteering.

Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over 69,000 members and operating 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville and Bayshore Mall, open seven days a week. Additionally, members have access to a network of 30,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide. More information can be found at its newly updated web site at and at

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