CONVERSATION CREATES COMMUNITY City Club of Central Oregon exists to be the top-of-mind hub for citizens and community leaders. We intentionally shape our community and influence public policy while preserving our uniquely warm and connected culture. We champion “passionately non-partisan” discussion between diverse perspectives.

Welcome to City Club of Central Oregon

Our mission is “to build a conscious and civic minded community through dialog, education and research that results in responsible civic engagement.”


City Club was deeply impacted when COVID-19 hit and the economy took a downturn. We asked for donations and many community members have contributed. They told us they believe in our mission and our work for civil discussion.
If you enjoy watching our livestreams, please become a monthly supporter. At $5, $10 or $15 per month, your contribution lets us keep the conversation going.


City Club had previously announced that our September forum would be back in person at the Riverhouse. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic mandate has caused us all to make difficult choices.  Many organizations are canceling/postponing events and the trend appears to be more of the same. Chances are you’ve had an in-person event cancel recently. We have.

In the abundance of caution and for the wellbeing of our community, we will not be proceeding with the in-person portion of the September forum. It was a difficult decision to make but we know it is the right one for the health and safety of our volunteers, guests and the greater Central Oregon community. We look forward to the time we can meet again in person and hold physical space for conversations significant to our region.

Oct 19 | Monthly Forum

October 19 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Nov 18 | Monthly Forum

November 18 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Dec 16 | Monthly Forum

December 16 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


“I was new to town. City Club was a great resource to understand the issues in our community and build a network.”
Jessica Biel, Director of Business Development, Pinnacle Architecture
“City Club provides a platform that allows our great community to come together and draw strength from diversity. The monthly forums provide education on relevant topics focused on maintaining growth and sustainability in Central Oregon. In coming together, we have unlimited potential to maintain a bright future!”
Dave DeRose, Commercial and Business Banking Manager, US Bank
“I value the work of the City Club of Central Oregon because it fosters thoughtful, educated conversations about the pressing issues which will shape our community for generations to come. Through these conversations, we can work together toward the continued success of this place I love!”
Peter GrubePeter Grube, partner, Dream Home Building and Design
“Let me tell you a little something about us [City Club]. We don’t agree on everything. We disagree on everything and that is our strength. The one thing we do agree on is civility and we agree on having the conversation and keeping the conversation going.”
Bill Buchanan, partner, Buchanan Schmid, llc
“What is most important to me about City Club is that not everyone agrees on issues. Their role, their goal is to bring people together and have the conversation  and problem solve.”
Governor Kate Brown