Civic Cocktail

Smart talk with a twist

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About Civic Cocktail

A civic conversation with a twist, Civic Cocktail occurs the first Wednesday of every month. A panel of pros discusses a range of topics and then the audience poses questions.

Civic CocktailJune's Civic Cocktail

When: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3
Where: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom
Register: Seattle CityClub

Special guest Gov. Jay Inslee joins host Joni Balter for a one-on-one conversation. Inslee recently called for a special session in Olympia so legislators could finish work on a two-year state operating budget and devise a plan to comply with the Supreme Court's McCleary decision to fund education. Plus, will state lawmakers pass a transportation package and address environmental issues? Then, KPLU weather expert and UW Professor, Cliff Mass joins Joni to discuss drought, global warming, weird weather and he'll answer your questions. This month's journalists include: John Stang, Crosscut; Ashley Ahearn, KUOW and Earthfix; and Eli Sanders, The Stranger.

Civic Cocktail -- presented by Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Crosscut - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.

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Civic Cocktail: May 2015

Civic Cocktail: May 2015

May in Seattle means movie season with hundreds of films set to hit big screens across town as part of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Civic Cocktail goes behind the scenes with SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence, who shares his festival picks with host Joni Balter. Then we tap into the growing field of civic tech and learn how technology can empower citizens and improve government.