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. 

What We Stand For

Passionate Non-Partisanship

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

Leader Access and 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 and 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
  • Andrew Gabel, Lane Powell PC
  • Betsy Robertson, American Red Cross NW Region
  • Brian Surratt, City of Seattle
  • Brianna Thomas, Councilmember González
  • Chance Hunt, The Seattle Public Library
  • Chris Mefford, Community Attributes
  • Dan Brady, Attorney at Law
  • Janet Kelly, Puget Sound Energy
  • Kathryn Neal, Microsoft
  • Kay Gabriel, Weyerhaeuser (retired)
  • Larry Costich, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Lisa Thompson, King 5 Television
  • Maria McDaniel
  • Mendy Droke, King County
  • Mike Mattmiller, City of Seattle
  • Monique Cohen, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s
  • Nora Tabler, Tabler Coaching
  • Patrick Lamb, Lamb Hanson Lamb Appraisal Association
  • Sarah Studer, Impact Hub Seattle
  • Scott Forslund, Providence
  • Tony Wisen, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Kara Hurst, Amazon

Our Staff