What We Do
Formed in 1984, the 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.
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 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 a lively discussion. Members receive a discounted rate for events.
To provide a nonpartisan forum that brings people together to explore issues and ideas affecting the South Sound community.