These are the active City Club of Portland committees. Click on the committee title link to learn more about the committee.
The Advocacy & Awareness Board provides support and oversight for City Club's numerous advocacy committees. Advocacy committees are formed when the Club's membership adopts the recommendations contained in a recently published research report. These advocacy committees are charged with informing decision-makers and the wider public about the Club's adopted policy positions. Applications for A&A Board membership are due April 27. City Club also accepts applications for various advocacy committees on a rolling basis.
The City Club Centennial Committee (CCCC) is charged with organizing, promoting, coordinating, and implementing the activities commemorating the Club’s 100th anniversary before and during 2016.
The centennial commemoration will: a) celebrate among the membership the Club’s reaching a milestone anniversary, b) record and publish documentation of the Club’s history, especially 1966–2016, c) educate the broader public about the Club’s role and accomplishments, and d) look forward into the Club’s next century.
The Finance Committee provides oversight of the fiscal management of City Club, proposing an annual budget and reviewing club finances. It is responsible for City Club's overall financial health.
The Friday Forum Committee plans City Club’s renowned weekly forums, which are a leading source of thought-provoking, engaging and rational public discourse in Oregon. Speakers from government, the arts, education, business, science and sports engage audiences in civic issues of significance. Members’ question-and-answer sessions enrich the minds of those listening in the live audience, statewide on OPB radio and locally on cable access television. Committee members are well-informed about timely topics and have access to experts who could address timely and pertinent topics.
Member-Led Forums offer dynamic and informal small-group programs on an extremely diverse array of issues. Lectures, discussions, tours and more explore topics ranging from agriculture to urban planning, from economics to social dynamics. Whatever your interest, Member-Led Forums can address it.
The Membership Committee works to meet the Club's objective to be a vibrant force in the civic life of Portland and the region. The committee focuses on recruiting and retaining members with outreach and communication strategies that are influenced by the results of on-going data collection.
City Club's New Leaders Council (NLC) is a group of active young (and young-at-heart!) citizens who love this city and work to make it better by finding opportunities for civic involvement that are informative, interactive, and fun!
NLC is organized into three subcommittees: Events, Leadership, and Outreach. NLC members are free to direct their efforts toward one or more of these areas in order to find an area that best fits each member’s interests and to create the greatest impact on Portland and its future.
The Research Board provides oversight and support for the Club's numerous comprehensive and ballot measure study committees. Research Board members identify study topics, develop study charges, serve as advisors to various study committees, and review and approve draft reports. Membership on the Research Board requires prior service on a City Club comprehensive or ballot measure study committee. Applications for Research Board membership are due April 27. City Club also regularly issues calls to its members to join one of the many comprehensive and ballot measure study committees launched each year.