OUR MISSION is to bring together people to inform and inspire citizens on issues vital to the Missoula area community through public forums that encourage the discussion of new ideas and the free exchange of thought.
By-laws and 501 (c) 3 information available upon request.
Eran Pehan – Chair
Susan Hay Patrick
Robert Giblin – Chair
Lesley Von Eschen
Board of Trustees
Minutes available upon request.
Susan Hay Patrick
“I love that City Club Missoula encourages thoughtful, civil discourse on important issues affecting our city and state. Our forums are a great way for people to weigh in on sometimes quite controversial issues, in an atmosphere of civility and respect.”
–CEO, United Way of Missoula County
Eran Fowler Pehan
"Now, more than ever, people rely on civil dialog to make sense of their worlds. City Club provides our community the opportunity to talk about issues that really matter - from our National Parks and land conservation to human justice and social equality. This dialog is often a catalyst, encouraging Missoulians to engage in community driven solutions"
- Director, Office of Housing and Community Development, City of Missoula
"City Club provides the benefit of bringing differing viewpoints into a setting which allows for open thoughts and open discussions of challenging topics. I believe having an open mind to any discussion, even opposing viewpoints, is what provides for a thriving and robust society."
- Financial Advisor, S.G. Long Financial
“City Club Missoula challenges our city to engage in a range of topics which allow for mutual understanding, respect, and civility on both sides of an issue. These days, this is very rare but very necessary.”
- Director of Finance and Administration – Downtown Missoula Partnership
“The best thing about City Club Missoula is its dedication to encouraging multiple points of view, listening to our fellow citizens and promoting a civil exchange of ideas. City Club helps build true community and we all benefit from it.”
–Former University of Montana Administrator, Educator and Journalist
“City Club offers a venue for our citizens to learn about and discuss issues that affect our city and state. Our monthly forums give community members the opportunity to become educated on a variety of issues and further engage in the growth and well being of our community.”
–Account Manager, Missoula Broadcasting Company
“Whether your thing is civic engagement, curiosity about current events that affect us in Missoula, or being an active member of our community, City Club Missoula covers your bases. City Club Missoula forums provide access and information that you can’t get anywhere else in town, all the while setting a high bar for civil discourse. And they’re usually fun and interesting.
-Founder, Treeline Strategy, LCC
“Born and raised in this valley, and as a Salish tribal person, my family has called Missoula home since time immemorial. Today as we shepherd the future and vision of Missoula, I am grateful that City Club provides a critical forum to learn about the dynamic nature of business, logistics, governance, education, culture (to name a few), and how these entities intersect within our beloved community."
- President/Owner, Sapphire Strategies, Inc.
"City Club Missoula is a unique and important forum that brings a diverse group of people together to learn and discuss the hard, and sometimes uncomfortable, issues that relate to our beautiful city. I’ve learned so much from my time going to the discussions and have appreciated seeing the different points of view being shared and accepted respectfully. City Club Missoula brings the community together and encourages all who attend to get involved to make a difference and make our community stronger."
– Sales Coordinator, Morrison-Maierle Systems
Lesley Von Eschen
"City Club is an amazing organization that creates a formal space for healthy debate, education, and awareness around topics affecting our community. This venue promotes only civility and respect for all individuals and all viewpoints creating a learning environment that we all benefit from. We are very fortunate to have City Club in Missoula!"
- CEO, Cost Care, PLLC
"City Club Missoula provides a platform for civil discourse, community engagement, common understanding and growth. If you would like to stay in touch with current events in Missoula, this is the forum for that!"
- Director of Impact, United Way of Missoula County