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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. 



2020 Census

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

Get the scoop on the 24th United States Census. Gary Locke, the former Washington Governor, Ambassador to China, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, serves as the honorary chair of the King County Complete Count Committee. He'll discuss how the Census works and what the data means to our community.

Details about the rest of the program guests are coming soon!

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Civic Cocktail: City Council Election Analysis + How Voters Shape Seattle
Civic Cocktail: City Council Election Analysis + How Voters Shape Seattle
11/6/201958:02

The Seattle City Council will have four new faces, and possibly more, once all the ballots are counted from the Nov. 5 general election. Political consultant Heather Weiner tells host Joni Balter, "When Amazon dropped $1.5 million into our local election... politics suddenly hit home for the people of Seattle." But, Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Marilyn Strickland says money has always been a part of politics. She adds, "...declaring victory is more about the work that's going to happen after the election is over." And two men who really know their numbers also weigh in. The Seattle Times' Gene Balk, author of the popular data-centric column FYI Guy, says some of the political tension in town may be due to a growing generation gap, as 3 out of 4 people moving here are millennials. Seattle pollster Stuart Elway's latest poll on the City Council left him with this topline conclusion: those he polled want to change the people in the Council chamber and elect new people to keep doing the same work the council's already been doing!

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