On May 16, 2023 Inland Action met with Qiana Charles, Vice President and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Joining her was Chi Elder, Regional Engagement Officer for The Bank. Ms. Charles and Ms Elder described how the Federal Reserve System works, and spoke in detail about Region 12, which encompasses the western United States. The Fed fulfills its mission by: Formulating monetary policy; Supervising and regulating financial institutions; and Fostering payment and settlement with safety and efficiency. Our speakers are meeting with businesses in the Inland Empire region to discuss the impact of Fed policies on our local economy.