In this special annual event, we reflect on the important local, national, and international events and issues from the past year.


At Year in Review, we look back at the biggest issues and major stories that defined our civic life in 2022. From the future of democracy to war and geopolitics, homelessness, equity, and the economy—a panel of thought leaders join us to reflect on all we’ve seen and predict what will happen in 2023.



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.
  • 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 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.

In partnership with:

The Kerry and Linda Killinger Foundation

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt