Civic CocktailSmart talk with a twist
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.
May's Civic Cocktail
What makes Seattle unique in civic tech and what can we learn from others? Microsoft Directors of Technology & Civic Engagement/Innovation in Boston, Cathy Wissink, and Chicago, Adam Hecktman, will join City of Seattle’s own Rebecca Lovell to discuss the growing field of civic tech. Then, a one-on-one conversation with Seattle International Film Festival Director Carl Spence one week before SIFF kicks off. Spence will talk to host Joni Balter about the popular film festival and what to expect this year.
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It was a stimulating blend of civic conversation at the April Civic Cocktail. Three veteran Seattle City Councilmembers, Sally Clark, Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen, discussed why they aren't seeking re-election, the pros and cons of district elections and their predictions for the coming shift in Seattle politics. Plus, Seattle Port Commissioner Tom Albro joined host Joni Balter for a candid conversation about Port of Seattle issues, including concerns about Arctic drilling and the port's controversial decision to lease a terminal for Shell Oil's drilling rigs. Will the moored rigs pose a threat to the city's port?