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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: Urban Influence, Amazon & ACA's Future
Civic Cocktail: Urban Influence, Amazon & ACA's Future
4/6/20171:20:18

They're big-city CEO's that share common concerns. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor Ed Murray join Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter to discuss homelessness, sanctuary cities, constitutional challenges and the threat of federal funding cuts. Also, John Schoettler, Amazon's head of global real estate, talks about the company's rapidly expanding footprint. He discusses what's ahead, some success stories and Amazon's effort to be a good neighbor. And Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Premera Blue Cross VP Leonard Sorrin explore the future of Obamacare. What must be done to save it? Is the GOP willing to help? And what are the implications for Washington residents? 

HOST: Joni Balter

JOURNALISTS: Brandi Kruse, Q13 FOX News and Enrique Cerna, KCTS 9 

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