Looking Back to Look Forward

What role did past leaders and pivotal moments play in shaping Seattle’s civic life today? And what future do people envision as they put down new roots or stay grounded where they are in the city?

Join us for moderated discussions with local experts as they share their perspectives in two segments with the first discussion focused on the city’s past and the second conversation exploring its potential.



About Civic Cocktail

Civic Cocktail connects elected and community leaders with the public for lively conversations about important issues facing our region. Whether you’re new to the Pacific Northwest, a self-described “civic nerd,” or looking to meet people engaged in their communities, your evening at this beloved program is sure to be friendly, fun, and fascinating. Civic Cocktail’s welcoming and conversational tone is inspired by our Dialogue Across Differences initiative. We hope you can join in person, where the conversation happens over tasty bites and festive libations, but you can still enjoy the experience wherever you are by watching virtually.

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Attendees will be able to submit questions to the panelists in-person and virtually, as well as at the time of ticket purchase via Eventbrite.