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. 

Chief Best + Sheriff Johanknecht & Lt. Gov. Habib

Wed., April 3 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Chief Best + Sheriff Johanknecht
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht return to Civic Cocktail to discuss police-community relations, law enforcement in the modern age, and a look at what 2019 holds for the departments - from federally-mandated police reforms to officer recruitment.

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib
When Gov. Jay Inslee is out of state, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib is in charge. Habib joins host Joni Balter to discuss his position, unlike any other in Washington state government with duties in both the executive and legislative branches. Blind since age 8, Habib will talk about his journey to public service and his priorities, which include improving access to educational and economic opportunities, with a special focus on removing barriers for people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

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 During a wide-ranging discussion with host Joni Balter, she talks budget, the repealed head tax, picking a police chief, passage of the education levy and the looming traffic mess known as "Seattle Squeeze."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