Volunteer study committees are composed of City Club members carefully screened to avoid conflicts of interest. Committee members are solicited on a project-by-project basis through the City Club eBulletin, other announcements and personal recruitment.
Committees gather extensive expert testimony through personal interviews and review published research as their primary means of data collection. Committees are chartered by City Club’s Research Board and guided by a study charge that provides a framework and timeline for the study. Click here to view current study charges.
Oversight for City Club research is provided primarily by an appointed Research Board. One or more board members advise each study committee and act as liaisons between the study committee and the Research Board. The Club’s Board of Governors also reviews and approves study charges and final reports. Study committees are supported by the research and policy director who also provides staff support to the Research Board. The review process at all levels is intended to safeguard City Club’s time-honored reputation for high quality research. Neither board has the power to add to, subtract from or materially alter the study committee’s final conclusions or recommendations.