Civic Cocktail: Future of the GOP to local giving

With Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nomination, what’s next for Washington Republicans? Plus, how can we use philanthropy to reduce inequality and create healthier communities? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Susan Hutchison, chair of the Washington […]

Corporate meets community at Civic Cocktail, May 4

Corporate meets community at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Join host Joni Balter for a one-on-one with former Gov. Christine Gregoire to discuss life outside the governor’s mansion and her work as leader of Challenge Seattle, a coalition of regional CEOs who have joined forces to address […]

Closing the economic gap, treating cancer at Civic Cocktail, April 6

Addressing the challenges of prosperity and revolutionizing the way we treat cancer are on the agenda at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Is a boom for Seattle’s economy leading to a bust for its middle- and lower-class residents? How do we fix rising housing costs and widening […]

Mayor at Civic Cocktail, March 2

The March Civic Cocktail will feature a conversation with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and a panel discussion on the city’s homelessness crisis. Join us at 5:30 p.m., Wed., March 2 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave, where Murray will sit down with host Joni Balter for a one-on-one discussion on topics ranging from balancing equity and growth to […]

Books and politics at Civic Cocktail, Feb. 3

Civic Cocktail kicks off its 2016 season with Book Lust host Nancy Pearl and women of the Seattle City Council. Join us at 5:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 3 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., to talk books, the changing role of women in politics and more. Host Joni Balter will talk with four members of the majority-female […]

Election recap, Sen. Jayapal on Civic Cocktail, Nov. 4

Calling all civic geeks looking to debrief following the general election. Join us for a post-election recap with political consultants Christian Sinderman and John Wyble at the November Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 4 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave. Get insight on the outcomes of races, including the district contests for Seattle City Council and ballot measures such as […]

Gary Locke and Rick Steves kick off Civic Cocktail, Oct. 7

Civic Cocktail is back for a third season of smart talk with a twist! Join host Joni Balter and two homegrown guys with international ties for a wide-ranging conversation that spans local to global issues. Gary Locke, former governor, U.S. commerce secretary and U.S. ambassador to China, offers insights from his long career in public […]