Outing: Downtown Tacoma Architecture Walk

September 3, 2014 — Outing: Downtown Tacoma Architecture Walk

Outing: Downtown Tacoma Architecture Walk

David Boe presents his unique view of the history of urban planning in the development of the City of Tacoma. He will present a quick overview of the original 1873 planning layouts for ‘New’ Tacoma and then lead a stroll around Downtown Tacoma to highlight some of the buildings and projects that have shaped Tacoma’s past, present and future (a reprise of his immensely successful Architecture Walk for Downtown-on-the-Go this past May).

Starting at Fireman’s Park at South 9th/A Street, the tour will walk up the Spanish Steps to Broadway Street, down Broadway to South 12th, back along Pacific Avenue to South 11th, and then back to Fireman’s Park via A Street (so comfortable walking shoes are recommended).

David Boe is a practicing Tacoma architect and current Tacoma City Councilmember - perhaps best known for his AIA award winning column on Tacoma urban design called ‘imagine Tacoma’ on the Exit133 blog (which he presented to City Club in September 2010).  Educated at the Architectural Association in London, David has been the principal architect at BOE architects since 1996 with a portfolio of projects ranging from Sun Mountain Lodge (Winthrop, WA), the Girl Scout Center for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington (DuPont, WA), and Tacoma buildings, including the renovation of the historic Bekins Warehouse for the First United Methodist Church, the renovation and expansion on a historic building on the edge of the University of Washington-Tacoma campus for the Gary E. Milgard Foundation, and the Downtown Rainier Pacific Bank Building (now Umpqua Bank).  David also sits on the UW-T Urban Studies Advisory Board.

Read The News Tribune article: Q&A: A glimpse of Tacoma’s architectureo

RSVP to Mariam Anderson by email or by phone at 253-279-5931.

Fireman's Park (at the Totem Pole)
801 A Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Driving directions

11:15 am - Arrive at the park
11:30 am - Lunch box served
12:15 pm - Walk starts
1:30 pm -   Return back to the park

Cost: Lunch box $15.00
Pay by cash or check only.

A few picnic tables are available. Open grass area is available around Totem Pole. Please bring a blanket to sit on.


Dinner: Judicial Forum - Getting to Know You!

September 10, 2014 — Dinner: Judicial Forum - Getting to Know You!

A Special Membership Promotion: $107 - individual membership; $212 – joint membership
Deadline: August 31st



Take advantage of renewing your membership or joining the City Club of Tacoma.

If you wish to pay by check, please make it payable to the City Club of Tacoma and mail it at 2522 North Proctor Street, MB #497, Tacoma, WA 98406. Should you have any questions, please contact the City Club office at office@cityclubtacoma.org.


September 10, 2014 — Dinner Program
Judicial Forum - Getting to Know You!

 How many times have you stared blankly at the ballot, not knowing who the judicial candidates are? How should you vote when you don’t even recognize their names? Purchase your tickets now to the September 10th dinner and you will be able to decide for yourself who is the best candidate in the contested judicial races.

Panelists are:

  • Karl Williams, Attorney
  • Jeanette A. Lineberry, Pierce County Court Judge Pro Tem & Attorney
  • Rob Freeby, Attorney
  • Drew Ann Henke,  Administrative Law Judge, Deputy Prosecutor & Defense Attorne
  • Charles W. Johnson, Associate Chief Justice

Panel Moderator:
C.R. Roberts, The News Tribune Reporter

C.R. Roberts is a Tacoma native with roots that go back to the early 20th century. He is the product of a mixed marriage - his father attended Stadium and his mother attended Lincoln. C.R. chose neutral territory and attended Curtis High School, later matriculating to the University of Washington - where he served both as editor of the University of Washington Daily and as a member of the school's student Board of Control. He has lived in England and worked as a part-time cowboy and freelance writer before returning to Tacoma, and has been a writer at The News Tribune for 25 years.He enjoys collecting old menus, gardening and Tacoma history.


University of Puget Sound
Commencement Hall, Tahoma Room
Building #7
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA

Complimentary general parking

  • Building #28,Memorial Fieldhouse/Pamplin Sports Center: walk across 11th street
  • Two parking lots available along North Lawrence Street

View.Print the UPS Campus Map

 6:00 pm -  Doors open
 6: 30 pm - The dinner buffet served
 6: 58 pm - Program starts
 8:00 pm -  Program adjourns

$30  Member
$35  Guests
$8   Members only: wine/cheese

Cancellation Policy:
No refunds will be given for cancellations after September 3rd.



Lunch: Congressman Denny Heck

September 24, 2014 — Lunch: Congressman Denny Heck

On November 6th, 2012, the residents of Washington’s new 10th Congressional District elected Denny Heck to be the district’s first member of the United States House of Representatives. 

Congressman Heck will join us to speak about what his experiences have been as a first term congressman in the very partisan divided House of Representatives in Washington DC. 

After he has completed his speaking, you will be able to ask him your questions regarding his term in office, thus far. Congressman Heck is the only Member of Congress from the Pacific Northwest that serves on the House Financial Services Committee. He is also a member of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommitteeOversight and Investigations subcommittee and Monetary Policy and Trade subcommittee.

Congressman Heck is a native Washingtonian and graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1973. He has been married for 39 years to Paula Fruci Heck, an educator who began her career as a teacher and retired as principal at Jefferson Middle School in Olympia. He and Paula have lived in Olympia for nearly 30 years and together they have two sons, Bob and Trey.


Tacoma's Landmark Catering and Convention Center
47 St Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Click here to view driving directions

A complimentary parking is available across the Landmark Catering and Convention Center. 

11:30 am - Doors open
12:00 pm - The lunch buffet served
12:10 pm - Program starts
1:15 pm - Program adjourns

$23 Member
$25 Non-member
$10 Members only: coffee-dessert

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 16th.



City Club of TacomaMariam Anderson, Executive Director

Mailing/Billing Address 2522 N. Proctor Street, MB #497 Tacoma, WA 98406

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Message from President Lisa Dreyer

I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to be City Club's president for 2014-2015. I look forward to carrying on the fine tradition begun over 30 years ago. I am excited about the growing membership, positive energy and flow of great ideas propelling us forward this year. I will always welcome your ideas and feedback. Thank you for your continued interest in and support of City Club.