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     Formed in 1984, City Club of Tacoma was patterned after other successful city clubs in the United States, especially those in Portland and Seattle. City Club continues to offer an opportunity for all to learn about current issues of civic interest through monthly meetings that serve as a catalyst for the exchange of ideas.

     The club has initiated many important studies that have been influential in the community, from early looks at the possible development of the Foss waterway to an examination of the delivery of juvenile justice. Community studies have consistently provided an independent and nonpartisan voice in the public policy debate.


     To provide a nonpartisan forum that brings people together to explore issues and ideas affecting the South Sound community.


What We Do

     City Club’s programs provide an opportunity to get together with other civic-minded people within our community that you may not see at other networking events. The club regularly welcomes leaders and dignitaries on issues affecting the business, politics, education, the environment, arts, human services, law and justice, the media, the military, philanthropy, and more. We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming programs.

     During the program, a sole speaker or a panel of speakers addresses the group for about 30 minutes, followed by questions from the audience for another 15–30 minutes, allowing for lively discussion. Members receive a discounted rate for events.

Our Board 2022


Kimber Starr, President

Lorne Arnold, Treasurer 

Kristin Ang

Justin Eckstein

Alicia Lawver

Jermaine Ogden

Joy Stanford

Lin Zhou

Get Involved

     Members can assist with a variety of tasks, from greeting and check-in at programs, to membership outreach. Put in as much as or as little time as you desire and are able!  To become involved or find out more, please contact us at

Congratulations!!! City Club of Tacoma has been awarded a Working Washington Grant from the Washington state Department of Commerce.


The Washington State Department of Commerce, working in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) offers one-time grants to small for-profit and non-profit businesses that have experienced financial hardship due to Covid-19 and related public health measures. The Washington State Legislature allocated a new round of grant funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic. $70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. 

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