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President’s Message

As we continue preparing for our 100th anniversary, we are so excited to be achieving the title of “A Century Bank”.  Since 1924 we have been saying we are proud to be your local bank.  We are The Bank Here.  But what does that mean for you?

In the past century, there have been only three CEOs at Fairfax State Savings Bank: John L. Krall, my Dad, David C. Neuhaus, and myself, Patrick Slater.  In an era of declining community banks, bank acquisitions and mergers, Fairfax State Savings Bank has been able to remain Fairfax State Savings Bank.  We continue to maintain a very safe and stable financial environment with assets now exceeding $250 million.

Our directors, officers and employees are local.  Having grown up in Fairfax, the rural or surrounding area, many have a unique understanding of the needs, concerns and challenges we face as a growing community.  Speaking of “community” - we feel privileged to be part of the terrific communities where we live and work.  We take giving back to our communities very seriously.  Each year we donate large dollar amounts to area non-profits.  Our employees spend countless volunteer hours giving back to the communities we serve.

As a local bank, we are trusted with deposits from our local residents and businesses.  We then invest that money right back into our community via loans and investments for: small businesses; consumers; mortgages; farming operations; and more.  We are proud to deliver good, old-fashioned customer service with a solid work ethic.  Our products are tailored to meet the specific needs of area residents, homeowners, retailers, businesses, farm operators, non-profit organizations, seniors and young adults.  Plus, decisions on your loan requests will be made right here, just minutes from your home. 

One other noteworthy promise, we will answer the phone, in-person, during all working hours, including Saturdays!

In all our activities, Fairfax State Savings Bank is committed to being:

  • Respectful, Trustworthy and Honest.
  • Friendly, Personable and Helpful with “First Class Service”.
  • Professional, Ethical and Fair.
  • Willing to Listen and Prompt in Making Decisions.
  • Engaged and Supportive to the Communities We Serve.

So, when we say we’re proud to be a locally owned community bank, it matters to us…and it should matter to you, too. Stop in and visit “The Bank Here” to experience the difference a true community bank makes.  If it is easier for you, let us come to wherever you are.  We have proclaimed for nearly a century that banking is about building relationships.  We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you and as Dave Neuhaus often said, “doing the next right thing”.


Patrick SlaterPatrick Slater, President/CEO, Director (MLO #1211701)

Patrick Signature


Board of Directors:

Patrick Slater

J. Donald Lefebure

Gordon C. Sevig

William E. Boland, Jr.

Wesley Huisinga

Michael P. Tiernan

John C. W. Slater