About Us

Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations to inform and engage residents and community leaders. Every year, Seattle CityClub programs serve over 4,000 Puget Sound residents in-person, and an additional 26,000 residents through social media and website content.

What We Stand For

Passionate Non-Partisanship

Civic dialogue that reflects our community’s diverse political ideologies, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Leader Access + Accountability

Active exchange of ideas that foster accountability and engagement between residents, experts and policymakers.

Respectful Conversation

Lively and respectful forums that cultivate open and civil debate.

Connection + Collaboration

Partnerships that bring together people and ideas to address critical issues.

Our Board Members

  • Kay Gabriel, Weyerhaeuser (retired) (President)
  • Betsy Robertson, American Red Cross NW Region (President Elect)
  • Nathan Hambley, Edelman (Secretary)
  • Steve Hill (Treasurer)
  • Ilays Aden, Eat With Muslims
  • Amy Barnes, CSPD LLC
  • Eric Berlinberg, Amazon
  • Paul Joseph Brown, Global Health Photo
  • Carla Carrell, Comcast
  • Aran Church, King County Housing Authority
  • Monique Cohen, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Larry Costich, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Mendy Droke, King County
  • Liz Findley, Getty Images
  • Andrew Gabel, Lane Powell PC
  • Chris Guizlo, The Fearey Group
  • Karin Huelsbeck, Virginia Mason Foundation
  • Maura Little, Cambia Grove
  • Laura Lockard, Washington State University
  • Scott McClellan, Seattle University
  • Maria McDaniel, City of Seattle
  • Kathryn Neal, Microsoft
  • Gretchen Sorensen, The Sorensen Group
  • Andrew Steen, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Joaquin Uy, City of Seattle
  • Jay Yovanovich, KING 5

Our Staff