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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. 



June Virtual Civic Cocktail

Wed., June 3 | 6 p.m. | Register

Let's talk COVID, cities, and what the future holds with Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Policy Center Vice President of Research Paul Guppy at Seattle CityClub's last Virtual Civic Cocktail until September. 

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will discuss how the Emerald City has navigated COVID-19, what it takes to get a city of more than 750,000 to stay at home, and Seattle's recovery and mitigation efforts like grocery vouchers, rental assistance, and getting masks to those in need.

Paul Guppy, VP of Research for the pro-free-market Washington Policy Center, works extensively on tax policy, public finance, and other fiscal issues. He'll be discussing the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the importance of re-opening Washington's economy.

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Civic Cocktail: Fighting Fire with Franz + Stonewall 50
Civic Cocktail: Fighting Fire with Franz + Stonewall 50
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Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz says all signs point to an extremely serious wildfire season, with the state facing more risk than wildfire-prone California. "I have firefighters who've fought for 40 years who've said 'I've never seen this in my entire life,'" Franz tells Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter. For now, she's focused on fires, but we ask if she's also considering a run for governor. And, it's been 50 years since the Stonewall riots marked the start of the modern LGBTQ movement. Today, the fight for civil rights continues. Former Seattle Deputy Mayor Anne Levinson says in the past few years there's been a ceaseless, relentless attack on the LGBTQ community. And Tobi Hill-Meyer, co-executive director of the Gender Justice League says transgender women of color are especially vulnerable and frequently the target of violence.

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