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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: City Hall in Motion & #MeToo
Civic Cocktail: City Hall in Motion & #MeToo
11/1/201757:37

Amidst the churn at City Hall, Tim Burgess says he's no caretaker mayor. The outgoing city councilmember discusses his priorities during his brief stint as interim mayor with host Joni Balter. He weighs in on the progress of police reform, his opposition to a proposed business tax to fight homelessness, and the celebrity-fueled campaign for a Sodo Arena. Plus, he offers advice for his successor on the City Council. Then, a panel discussion addresses the significance of the #MeToo movement and navigating sexual harassment in the workplace and on campus. Burgess joins Mona Locke, former first lady of Washington, and Alisa Kessel, a professor of politics and government at the University of Puget Sound. Locke discusses why she broke her silence last year and candidly shared her personal experiences with sexual harassment. While the #MeToo social media campaign revealed how widespread sexual assault and harassment really are, what's next? Have we reached a tipping point? Will behavior change?

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