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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Our Commitment

Excluded from major aspects of civic life on the basis of their gender, eight women formed Seattle CityClub in 1980. Their vision was to ensure that all voices are heard so that democracy thrives. Today, CityClub is committed to building on that legacy. We’re striving to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) values into our mission and every aspect of our organization, including our strategic planning, operations and programs.

Our Board Members

  • Kay Gabriel, Weyerhaeuser (retired)
  • Betsy Robertson, American Red Cross NW Region (President)
  • Nathan Hambley, Edelman (Secretary)
  • Steve Hill, (retired)
  • Ilays Aden, Eat With Muslims
  • Amy Barnes, CSPD LLC
  • Michael Beneke, Seattle Colleges
  • Eric Berlinberg, Amazon
  • Carla Carrell, Comcast
  • Ajay Chakrapani
  • Aran Church, King County Housing Authority (Treasurer)
  • Monique Cohen, King County Counsel
  • Larry Costich, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Liz Findley, Getty Images
  • Andrew Gabel, Lane Powell PC
  • Eric Garcia, Oisin Biotechnologies
  • Chris Guizlo, The Fearey Group (President Elect)
  • Karin Huelsbeck, Virginia Mason Foundation
  • Dyana Langley-Robinson, F5
  • Laura Lockard, Washington State University
  • Scott McClellan, Seattle University
  • Maria McDaniel (Honorary Board Member)
  • Kathryn Neal, Microsoft
  • Gretchen Sorensen, The Sorensen Group
  • Andrew Steen, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Joaquin Uy, City of Seattle
  • Kjerstin Wood, KUOW Public Radio
  • Jay Yovanovich, KING 5

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Our Staff

  • Whitney Keyes, Executive Director
  • Cam Williams Bernhardt, Development Director
  • Amanda Johnson, Operations Director
  • Christina Muhlbach, Development Coordinator
  • Casey Husseman, Data + Operations Specialist
  • Jeff Carter, Program Specialist