Since 1996, when Gesa became a community-chartered credit union and opened its field of membership to everyone in Washington, the credit union experienced explosive growth. Consumers have discovered the value of banking with a not-for-profit cooperative. Gesa now has fifteen branches in five counties, but continues to show a commitment to its roots. People in our communities have made Gesa what it is today, and we don't take that loyalty for granted. Those members affirm our motto, "It's not where you bank. It's where you belong."