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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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Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Race and Policing
Civic Cocktail: Race and Policing
12/1/201658:22

In a special edition of Civic Cocktail, host Joni Balter moderates a panel discussion examining the intersection of policing and race. How are community members and law enforcement tackling the challenges of racial bias and police reform? What about recommendations to change state law on police use of deadly force? How is the state changing its approach to police training?

Panelists Augustine Cita, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle; Sue Rahr, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission; and Andre Taylor, police reform advocate; weigh in.

Journalists Enrique Cerna, of KCTS 9, and Reagan Jackson, of The Seattle Globalist and South Seattle Emerald, join the discussion.

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