Forum: Beyond Civility
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:45am- 1:15pm
Hatch Ballroom, Boise State University Student Union Building
City Club President Richard Newman , Past President Bill Manny , former Gem County Commissioner Michele Chadwick


Beyond Civility City Club's Civility Project and What Comes Next


City Club's 20th anniversary project explored City Club's mission of civil discourse and civic engagement in modern life. What is working in Idaho? Where do we fall short? What is happening in our state today to keep this vital conversation alive? Newman and Manny will address the project lessons and outcomes, along with Chadwick, whose personal story illustrates the challenges of engaging in civic life in a hyperpartisan era.


Speakers: City Club President Richard Newman, Past President Bill Manny and former Gem County Commissioner Michele Chadwick.

Moderator: Kevin Richert


  • $20 per individual City Club member
  • $27 for any non-member guests


LOCATION: This lunch forum will take place at Boise State University in the Hatch Ballroom. Number 13 on the map below.



Parking: Boise State has parking structures for parking on campus. Free parking will be provided starting after 11am at the Belmont parking lot. Attendants will be stationed at the entrances of the lot to provide passes to be placed in the dash of your vehicle. These passes will be valid for the entire day starting at 11am. The lot is on the corner of Grant Street and Belmont, just off of Beacon. If guests want to walk to the event, it is approximately five blocks to the Student Union.  Another option to get to the Union building is the Boise State Shuttle. Both the Blue line and the Orange line pick up on the Northwest corner of Grant and University. I have circled in blue where the shuttle stop is. The shuttle then drops off directly in front of the Student Union. Shuttles run regularly and can be tracked in real-time using the Shuttle Tracker. Find an interactive map for parking here, HERE.


NOTE: The lunch is part of a day-long Civility Symposium at Boise State presenting discussions of civil discourse, civic engagement and media literacy that is free and open to City Club members and the public. Lunch is not free and requires registration.


Registration is now closed online but there are a few remaining seats available. Call our office to register.



City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, AARP of Idaho and our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene University, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by Micron, Echelon Group. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Idaho Public Television, Peppershock Media, 670 KBOI, and Boise State Public Radio.



Moderator: Kevin Richert