City Club Mission:
To inform its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them the realization of the obligations of citizenship.
City Club of Portland is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and research based civic organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development. Through weekly Friday Forums, citizen-based research reports and other programs City Club examines issues of importance to the Portland metropolitan region, the state and society as a whole.
Our 1,500 members represent a cross section of people in business, government, social services and other professions, who are committed to making a positive difference in our community. Members encompass all ages and come from a wide range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Membership is open to all.
City Club is guided by the following principles:
Inclusion: City Club aspires to be the “common ground” where citizens seek alternative perspectives and new understanding, engage in respectful and generative discourse, and welcome the diverse voices of our community.
Access: City Club aspires to expand citizen access to public leaders, bring greater transparency to its operations, and enrich member opportunities to exercise leadership and influence in our community.
Interaction: City Club aspires to continually innovate interactive means of engaging citizens in the betterment of their community.
Relevance: City Club aspires to consistently address our community’s most relevant issues in a timely manner through balanced, non-agenda driven programming.
Sustainability: City Club aspires to attract and utilize all resources – human, financial, material and influential – in a manner that continually generates increased capability in the community as well as in the organization.