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: Tom Douglas & Dow Constantine
Civic Cocktail: Tom Douglas & Dow Constantine

It was a robust discussion at the December Civic Cocktail, where the conversation swayed from heavy to light with guests King County Executive Dow Constantine and chef Tom Douglas. Constantine discussed the homelessness crisis, his commitment to welcoming Syrian refugees and the Best Starts for Kids levy. Douglas weighed in on the impact of Seattle's $15 minimum wage on the restaurant industry, discussed the veg-centric food trend and offered holiday food tips. Plus, host Joni Balter asks what is Douglas' favorite vegetable, and would Constantine consider a run for governor?