The Joe Belew Award


About the Joe Belew Award

The Joe Belew Award was established to honor former CBA President, Joe Belew, for his commitment to community development. The award encourages and recognizes the efforts of CBA member banks whose innovative solutions address pressing social and community issues. The focus of the Award changes annually, with past honors spotlighting job creation, and low- and moderate-income housing programs.  


2020 | Community Development 

The 2020 Joe Belew Award recognized the CBA member-bank applicant with the most innovative and impactful community development program. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the award was presented to BMO Harris Bank and IBC Bank, which tied for the honor.


Congratulations to BMO Harris  & IBC Bank, 2020 Joe Belew Award Winners

Ernie Johannson of BMO Harris accepts the 2020 Joe Belew Award recognizing the BMO Harris Neighborhood Network Partnership.


Adrian Villarreal of IBC Bank accepts the 2020 Joe Belew Award on behalf of its program, Minitropolis.




For questions or additional information, contact Maren Colon or call (202) 552-6394.