Civic CocktailSmart talk with a twist
About Civic Cocktail
A civic conversation with a twist, Civic Cocktail occurs the first Wednesday of every month. A panel of pros discusses a range of topics and then the audience poses questions.
February Civic Cocktail | A divided legislature and higher ed.
Wednesday, February 4, Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. | Program: 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave. | Register today
Washington state lawmakers are grappling with a wide range of issues this legislative session. Rep. Ross Hunter (D-48th) and Sen. Steve Litzow (R-41st) will join host Joni Balter. And WSU President Elson Floyd talks higher education, Cougar culture in Seattle and what's on the horizon for the research university.
President Obama's recent executive action on immigration reform sets the stage for a discussion with Rich Stolz, executive director of OneAmerica, a Seattle-based immigrant rights advocacy organization. Then hear from Kurt DelBene, the man who helped HealthCare.gov get back online, and city of Seattle Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller discuss the intersection of technology and government. Host Joni Balter moderates an audience discussion with analysis from a journalist panel.