With a broader range of customers today than during its establishment in the 1950s, GaPac Community Federal Credit Union has changed its name to WestEdge Credit Union.
The news was announced at a community-appreciation barbecue in late August. A news release from the credit union said the change reflects its “open community membership and connection.”
The credit union was initially created to serve employees of the Pacific Coast Paper Mill, the forerunner to the Georgia Pacific West plant that existed on Bellingham’s waterfront for most of the 20th Century.
When the paper mill closed in 2002, the credit union expanded its original charter to include all residents in Whatcom County.
WestEdge Credit Union currently serves more than 4,000 members, and has assets valued at $52.7 million, according to statistics from the company.
The credit union is online at www.westedgecu.org.