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Making Civic Cocktail more accessible

As November crept closer and closer, the choices seemed less and less comprehensible. Preparing to vote for just the second time ever, 22-year-old Akhila Sriram found herself more confused than motivated.  Since earning the right to vote in 1972, the 18-to-21 vote remains underrepresented. In the 2014 midterm elections, less…...

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Dear Seattle CityClub supporters,

This week, a quandary arose that prompted Seattle CityClub to reaffirm our values. A group of people on social media criticized our choice of former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as the speaker for our Annual Benefit Luncheon on June 18. One of our cherished nonprofit partners withdrew…...

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Diane Narasaki: A true civic leader

For the retired director of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Diane Narasaki, her commitment to social work and human rights began in her youth. Her parents were among the 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans who were unjustly detained in camps during the Second World War.  The barbed wire of…...

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Meet our Lt. Governor: Cyrus Habib

In 2016, Washington elected its 16th Lieutenant Governor: then 35-year-old Cyrus Habib. Previously elected to both the State House and Senate in 2012 and 2014 respectively, Lt. Governor Habib is a seasoned politician whose priorities are economic development, trade, and higher education, and an emphasis on accessibility for people who…...

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The new Silicon Valley

Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network (CVAN) is a new group that aims to foster cross-border collaboration and increase funding opportunities in the region. Formed by 50 organizations across the Pacific Northwest in December of 2017, CVAN is looking to foster the connections needed to make the Pacific Northwest a veritable Silicon…...

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Introducing Even More Board Members!

Seattle CityClub is pleased to announce that we are adding a new cohort of 9 members to our Board of Governors. We’d like to introduce 3 more of them to you. Marina Negroponte  recently joined the We Are All Human Foundation, with a focus to unify and elevate the Hispanic community’s…...

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Introducing More New Board Members

Seattle CityClub is pleased to announce that we are adding a new cohort of 9 members to our Board of Governors. We’d like to introduce 3 more of them to you. Marilyn Strickland is the President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and previously served two terms…...

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Introducing Our New Board Members

Seattle CityClub is pleased to announce that we are adding a new cohort of 9 members to our Board of Governors. Over the next 3 weeks, we’d like to introduce them to you. Drew Steen is a partner in the Business & Tax Department at the law firm of Davis…...

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Seattle CityClub: Top 10 Moments of 2017

1  |  Over 50,000 television viewers watched our Seattle Mayoral Primary Debate. 2  |  WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined Civic Cocktail the week he challenged the Trump administration’s travel ban. 3  |  Civic Cocktail celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2017 and hosted Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on her…...

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