Central Committee

As the governing branch of the Party in Kootenai County, the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee is composed of all elected and appointed precinct chairs and vice chairs. This meeting is open to all. If you would like to attend the meeting, contact the

Central Committee Chair Paula Neils – 755-9590.

WHERE: Email the Chair for details

WHEN: This body meets monthly on the 2nd Monday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Democratic Club

The educational and social branch of the Party is the Democratic Club. Each meeting centers on a featured presentation in addition to club announcements regarding recent and upcoming events and activities. Weekly club topics are announced on our blog page.

Club Officers:    

Shem Hanks, President

Tom Hearn, VP


Shirley McFaddan, Treasurer

David Porter, Trustee #1

Richard Rolland, Trustee #2

Janie Hansen, Trustee #3

Re-Occurring Events:

Club Meetings


Fridays at 12 pm

Iron Horse Bar & Grill

407 Sherman, CDA

Seasonal Events:

Parades (Summer)

North Idaho Fair (Fall)

Spring Forth Celebration (Spring)

Party Building (Ongoing)

Progressive Diners

The Progressive Diners is an informal social organization that promotes discussion of topical events and issues. It is open to all people of a progressive persuasion.  This dinner group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month. The current event organizer is Steve Moss.

Space is limited and available on a first come first-serve basis. Therefore, you must call and RSVP to Steve Moss at 765-8209 to reserve a place at the table.

WHERE: Seasons of Coeur d’Alene

WHEN:  Participants are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 p.m. to check in and get settled.  Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.Monthly dinner topics are announced on our blog page.

Women’s Association

The mission of the Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is to increase the involvement of women in the Democratic Party, to contribute to and to work for Democratic candidates, and to encourage and prepare more women to run for and be elected to public offices at all levels of government. The Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is an affiliate of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. The association holds various events throughout the year to raise awareness of democratic causes and funds for local Democratic candidates.
Co-Chairs: Sheila Gary and Kathy Beechler


North Idaho CASA-Shower Fundraiser (Spring)
Garden Party (Summer)
Annual Luncheon (Fall)
Christmas Cookie/Ornament Exchange (Winter)