Civic Cocktail

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About Civic Cocktail

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. 

May Civic Cocktail

Wed., May 4 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave

$20-$25 |

Join former Gov. Christine Gregoire as she discusses her work with Challenge Seattle (a coalition of regional CEOs who have joined forces to address regional issues), life outside the governor's mansion and more.  Then Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff will talk corporate-community partnerships, housing affordability and Zillow's role in Challenge Seattle.

The journalist panel will include Cathy Duchamp, KUOW Managing Editor and Joe Copeland, Editor at

Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Immunotherapy and Income Inequality
Civic Cocktail: Immunotherapy and Income Inequality

Addressing the challenges of prosperity and revolutionizing the way we treat cancer were on the agenda at April's Civic Cocktail. Fred Hutch's head of immunology Dr. Phil Greenberg  discusses landmark discoveries in fighting cancer and the future of research. Then, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Liz Vivian, of the Women's Funding Alliance, address Seattle's growing class divide, closing the gender and racial wage gap, the impacts of income inequality and more.