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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Coming up on Civic Cocktail in June

Wed., June 5 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$30 | Register

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
Last summer, wildfire smoke caused Seattle to have the worst air quality in the world. Wildfire season has returned, and it’s off to an unprecedented start. This year, more than half of the fires have broken out west of the Cascades, according to Hilary Franz, Washington’s commissioner of public lands and head of the state Department of Natural Resources which manages nearly six million acres of public lands. Franz will discuss the region’s wildfire readiness, the impacts of climate change on forest health and efforts to bridge the state’s partisan divide through environmental policy.

Additional Guests TBA

Guest Journalists:
Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, CEO of Grist
Additional journalist TBA


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Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan + Chef Edouardo Jordan
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan + Chef Edouardo Jordan
11/28/201859:18

Exactly one year after taking office, Mayor Jenny Durkan returns to Civic Cocktail and grades her performance! She discusses the highlights of the past year plus a few things she wishes she could do over. During a wide-ranging discussion with host Joni Balter, she talks budget, the repealed head tax, picking a police chief, passage of the education levy and the looming traffic mess known as "Seattle Squeeze." But before she could leave the stage, our next guest, James Beard Award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan, had a surprise to mark the mayor's first year in office. And she had a surprise for him! Getting a seat in one of Jordan's two restaurants, Junebaby and Salare, is a challenge. But his third location opens soon. Jordan says many influences shaped his cooking style, including family members, formal training in French cuisine, and historic Southern foods dating back to slavery. Plus, where he dines when he's off the job!

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