What does it mean to be safe in Seattle? How can we create a safer community?

In the first of this two-part dialogue, we’ll feature three community leaders who will offer their unique insights about what public safety means for Seattle residents and their vision for a safer Seattle.

Panelists include:

In the second segment, Civic Cocktail host Mónica Guzmán will interview Seattle Police Department’s Chief Adrian Diaz about how law enforcement is addressing safety concerns and what changes it has made in the past few years to improve its response.

Civic Cocktail attendees can expect to leave with a broader understanding of the safety concerns affecting their community along with action items from Washington State’s largest law enforcement agency.

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.

More Event Information

  • This event is filmed for both livestream and recording.
  • Doors open at 5:30 pm at Town Hall
  • Formal program begins at 6:00 pm (for both virtual and in-person audiences).
  • There will be an approximately 15 minute break between the first and second segment.
  • Attendees will be able to submit questions via their smartphones during the event.

About Seattle CityClub

Seattle CityClub is a 40-year-old nonpartisan, civics-focused nonprofit, providing a platform for insightful and educational conversations that include a diverse range of perspectives.

About Crosscut

Crosscut.com is a nonprofit, publicly supported newsroom. It is part of Cascade Public Media, which also owns and operates KCTS 9, Seattle’s PBS station. Cascade Public Media serves the Pacific Northwest and its mission is to inspire a smarter world by committing to exceptional public television programming and local public interest journalism.

Covid-19 guidelines

We will adhere to our venue’s current policies on Covid-19. Please check reminder emails for the latest updated requirements before attending in person .