LAURA MATTICE has been promoted to CRA and community development officer at Community Bank, N.A. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and administering all aspects of the bank’s efforts to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Mattice will use her experience to build and maintain relationships with charitable and nonprofit organizations across the bank’s footprint. She will also maintain communication with the bank’s CRA committee and compliance officers on emerging CRA trends. Mattice is actively involved on Community Bank’s internal activities committee and helps to set up various donations and volunteer efforts for the bank’s corporate office including Food Bank of Central New York, the Samaritan Center, Chadwick Residence, and many others. For more than 20 years, Mattice has dedicated her time to supporting Syracuse city youth through her work as a youth and young adult group leader, she is also a committee member of the local Blessings in a Backpack program for Delaware Elementary School and prepares and serves meals regularly at Brown Memorial. She is a founding member of Sweat for Habitat. Mattice received an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Le Moyne College.