Civic Cocktail

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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. 

Meet Your New City Councilmembers

Wed., February 5 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$28-32 | Register

Hear from Barry McCaffrey, a retired four-star general that served more than three decades in the U.S. Army, during the first Civic Cocktail of 2020 on Feb. 5. McCaffrey also served as the former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for President Bill Clinton. These days, he serves as Military Analyst for NBC and MSNBC and also provides expert analysis for other networks. He'll join Civic Cocktail to share his opinions on a wide variety of issues, both foreign and domestic. 

And get up close and personal with the four newest members of the Seattle City Council: Tammy Morales (District 2), Alex Pedersen (District 4), Dan Strauss (District 6), and Andrew Lewis (District 7). Fresh from prevailing in 2019's historic Council elections, this is your chance to meet, hear from, and ask questions of our city's newest leaders.

Guest journalists include KING5's Chris Daniels.

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Host sponsor:

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Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan + Chef Edouardo Jordan
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan + Chef Edouardo Jordan

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 During a wide-ranging discussion with host Joni Balter, she talks budget, the repealed head tax, picking a police chief, passage of the education levy and the looming traffic mess known as "Seattle Squeeze."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!