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

  • Suzanne Walsh (President), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Justo Gonzalez (Past President), Stokes Lawrence LLP
  • Karin Huelsbeck (Past President), Virginia Mason Foundation
  • Josh Drake (Vice President), Camber Collective
  • Lisa Verhovek (Vice President), Uncommon, Inc.
  • Nathan Hambley (Secretary), Uber
  • Steve Hill (Teasurer)
  • Amy Barnes, CSPD, LLC
  • Dan Brady, Attorney at Law
  • Monique Cohen, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Larry Costich, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Mendy Droke, King County
  • Scott Forslund, Providence
  • Andrew Gabel, Lane Powell PC
  • Kay Gabriel, Weyerhaeuser (retired)
  • Chris Guizlo, The Feary Group
  • Chance Hunt, The Seattle Public Library
  • Kara Hurst, Amazon
  • Maria McDaniel, McKinstry
  • Chris Mefford, Community Attributes
  • Kathryn Neal, Microsoft
  • Ann Reardon, The Boeing Company
  • Betsy Robertson, American Red Cross NW Region
  • Sarah Studer, Impact Hub Seattle
  • Tony Wisen, Davis Wright Tremaine

Our Staff