Forum: 23rd Annual Pundits Forum
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018, 11:45am-1:15pm
Boise Centre, 850 West Front Street Boise, ID 83702
Melissa Davlin , Betsy Russell , William Spence , Jim Weatherby
City Club has assembled an all-star panel for its annual legislative pundits forum:
  • Melissa Davlin, co-host, “Idaho Reports.”
  • Betsy Russell, Spokane Spokesman-Review.
  • William Spence, Lewiston Tribune.
  • Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus.

Idaho politics can be complicated in even the best of times. But with the national state of political discourse defying norms and expectations every day, who knows what an election-year legislative session amidst a hotly contested governor's race could have in store?


If anyone can offer some insight, of course, it is The Pundits. And they are back. The City Club of Boise's Pundits Forum — a perennial favorite — is set for Tuesday, January 30.


Join another all-star panel including Betsy Russell from the Spokane, Wash., Spokesman-Review; Melissa Davlin, co-host of Idaho Public Television's “Idaho Reports;” William Spence from the Lewiston Tribune; and Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus.


Idaho Ed News writer and City Club board member Kevin Richert and his "snark jar" will try to keep everyone in line and on topic — and try to make sense of the most unusual political years in our time. You won't want to miss this one, folks.


Registration deadline - Friday, January 26th at 3:00 pm


$30 City Club Member price

$37 Non-member price

$10 for students (student ID required at the door)

$10 Listen Only

$450 Table


LOCATION: Boise Centre on the Grove, Ballroom #100 A B

located in the old Boise Centre building now fondly referred to as the Boise Centre West building.


Audio Recording


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, and 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.



Pundits Forum Sponsors: ACLU, BSU School of Public Service, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kestrel West, and Micron



Chair: Greg Hahn
Moderator: Kevin Richert