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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: Mayor Jenny Durkan & author Daniel James Brown
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan & author Daniel James Brown
11/29/201758:23

On the heels of a busy Day One tour of Seattle and a trio of executive orders, new Mayor Jenny Durkan tells host Joni Balter, "You ain't seen nothing yet." During a wide-ranging discussion Durkan weighs in on affordable housing, upzones, a free-college program, taxes, transportation, police reform and preserving Seattle's soul amidst skyrocketing growth. Then, local author Daniel James Brown shares the story behind his bestseller "The Boys in the Boat," an inspiring tale of the underdog, Depression-era, University of Washington men's rowing team that captured Olympic gold. Brown explains the book - which has been optioned for a feature film - is hung up in a Hollywood tangle involving Harvey Weinstein's company. Plus, he opens up about his exhaustive writing process and what he's working on next.

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