New Leaders



The City Club belongs to its
members. The members set the tone and facilitate the discussion.




Young Professionals As Civic Leaders

For 100 years, The City Club of Cleveland has been an important gathering place for individuals of all ages interested in a wide range of civic and community issues. To continue this longstanding tradition, The City Club formed an affiliate of younger members, the New Leaders.

The New Leaders initiative creates a significant opportunity for emerging leaders to develop dialogues with established leaders as part of the city's ongoing business and civic growth. The New Leaders develop and implement alternative programming ideas geared specifically toward a newer generation of leaders and at the same time encourage participation in The City Club's more traditional events such as the Friday Forums.


The purpose of the New Leaders is to:

  • support the free exchange of ideas among young professionals

  • encourage a stronger presence of younger members in this important civic institution

  • promote alternative programming in support of The City Club's mission

  • position young professionals as civic leaders

  • assist The City Club with membership recruitment to ensure a thriving future for the Club

Cabinet Positions:
Jason R. Bristol 


If you would like to learn more about the New Leaders, please contact Public Relations and Program Manager Carrie Miller ( for more information.










New Leaders Committee
The New Leaders Programming Committee plans and executes alternative programming in unison with the mission of The City Club. Committee members generate topics, invite speakers, coordinate logistical details, and promote the events. The level of commitment needed to be an active New Leader varies, from offering programming ideas to acting as event chair to coordinating marketing efforts throughout the year. The common thread among New Leaders is a sincere desire to promote the mission of The City Club.

The New Leaders plan programming that encourages free and open discussion about a host of issues – important topics next door, across the country and around the globe. The diversity of programming options lends itself to broad participation from our community.

As New Leaders, younger members immediately have a vehicle through which to become highly visible in the organization. There are many ways to offer time, energy, and creativity that fit conveniently into a young professional’s schedule. The only requirement for active involvement is to become a City Club member. Members can join the New Leaders Committee or serve as a New Leaders Liaison to an existing City Club committee. Additionally, leadership opportunities exist in the New Leaders Cabinet.

Dialogues on Leadership
Here's a chance to experience a truly special benefit offered only to New Leaders of The City Club of Cleveland!

Very rarely do young professionals have the opportunity to sit down, in a private setting with Cleveland's most prominent leaders, and just talk. Wouldn't you love to pick their brains about their best advice for being successful? Or ask them any number of questions about their careers?

Reservations for these events generally are limited to 20 New Leaders to allow for a more intimate dialogue. The events begin at 8:00 am and last about 1 hour.

Evening Series Programs
The New Leaders offer evening events in order to encourage participation in City Club programming by young professionals and those who may work in the suburbs. Events begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm, presentations follow at 6:30 pm. New Leaders programming covers a wide variety of topics, from the arts to the economy, religion to green building. Click here for a complete list of New Leaders programming.