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. 

June Civic Cocktail

Wed., June 1 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave

$20-$25 |

Join us for the last Civic Cocktail before summer break. Susan Hutchison, chair of the Washington State Republican Party, and  former state Attorney General Rob McKenna will join host Joni Balter to discuss the 2016 presidential election, the rise of Trump and what's next for Washington state Republicans.

Then Tony Mestres, president and CEO of Seattle Foundation, will discuss harnessing community giving, shrinking inequality and building a healthier community through philanthropy.

A panel of journalists will also join the discussion. Confirmed to date is Tom James (Crosscut).

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Civic Cocktail: Challenge Seattle
Civic Cocktail: Challenge Seattle

Civic Cocktail turned up the energy with two high-powered guests bringing their passion for innovation and the region to the program. First, former Gov. Chris Gregoire shared her latest venture leading Challenge Seattle, a coalition of local CEO's who have joined forces to tackle some of the region's biggest issues. How can technology help with education, transportation and more? Can big business make a difference outside the boardroom? Then, Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff offered real-estate tips and shared his strategy for leading the world's largest residential real estate media company. Join host Joni Balter for this episode of Civic Cocktail.