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Committees are the primary place where City Club members get involved and contribute their talents to make our community stronger and create programming for the Club. If you're interested in joining any of these committees or starting a new committee, please get in touch with our Director of Programming.


Member-led Committees 

The Debate Committee ensures that debates hosted by the City Club meet the criteria of being races of significant consequence and importance for Northeast Ohio to best serve the community. They engage with campaigns to organize the debates, select moderators, and solicit questions from community members.

The Dinner + Dialogue Committee creates small, intimate gatherings on topics of local significance. These off-the-record conversations occur over dinner in various venues around Cleveland and allow participants to dive deeply into the issues affecting our communities. 

The Education team creates City Club forums and events focused on public education reform, educational innovation, and other issues shaping the future of schools in Greater Cleveland and around the world.

The Healthcare Committee provides oversight and vision for City Club forums focused on community health, healthcare delivery, public health policy, and innovation.

The Sustainability team creates City Club forums focused on environmental issues, including energy, stewardship, conservation, and climate.

The World Affairs team is a joint programming committee with our partners at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. Its members work with local political science professors to create the highly engaging Happy Dog Takes on the World forums addressing international affairs and policy.


Board Committees 

The Program Committee provides oversight, vision, and coordination to member-led teams and programming staff. The committee meets quarterly. It is chaired by a member of the Board of Directors and comprised of other directors and City Club members.

The Executive Committee meets monthly to provide oversight of all City Club activity. It is comprised of all the officers of the board and the immediate past president.

The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the City Club. It duties include budgeting, financial reporting, the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies, and reviewing audit. Membership is limited to current board members.

The Governance Committee ensures that the Board of Directors does what it is supposed to do. Its members also work with staff to nominate new directors when seats become available, to make ecommendations regarding board officers, and to vet any proposed changes to the City Club's regulations and charter documents. Membership is limited to current board members.

The Advancement Committee guides staff in creating and executing development and membership strategies to strengthen the fiscal health of the organization. The committee is chaired by a member of the Board of Directors. Membership is limited to current board members.

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