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Civic Cocktail Guest Spotlight: WSU President Kirk Schulz

Our upcoming March Civic Cocktail is shaping up to be thought-provoking as we welcome our guest, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz. Bio From Washington State University University President Kirk H. Schulz—on the job since mid-June—is guiding Washington State University’s transformation into one of the nation’s top public research universities. To achieve…...

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Civic Cocktail Guest Spotlight: UW President Ana Mari Cauce

Our upcoming March Civic Cocktail is shaping up to be thought-provoking as we welcome our guest, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. Bio From the University of Washington As the president of one of the world’s great public universities, Ana Mari Cauce is leading the University of Washington in advancing…...

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Civic Cocktail Preview Q&A with Joni Balter

In anticipation for our upcoming Civic Cocktail on February 1st, we sat down with multimedia journalist Joni Balter, to preview topics we will be discussing with our panel of local journalist. Q: What value does Civic Cocktail provide to its attendees? A: Civic Cocktail is becoming the go-to place for intelligent, witty…...

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Civic Cocktail Preview Q&A with Don Shelton of The Seattle Times

In anticipation for our upcoming Civic Cocktail on February 1st, we sat down with Don Shelton, Editor at The Seattle Times, to preview topics we will be discussing with our panel of local journalist. Q: What drew you to participate in this Seattle CityClub event? A: My friend and former…...

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This Demands Something Else

The ugliness of this election shook me to my core. And while I feel an urgent call to action, to volunteer, to show up and advocate more, I know that the aftermath of this election also demands something else. It demands that I reckon seriously and humbly with how much…...

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Exploring the Seattle Waterfront

Seattle CityClub intern Sarah Bollard gives you a preview of the people and places on our upcoming Waterfront Civic Boot Camp. Register today to attend Civic Boot Camp: Waterfront Redevelopment on August 12 or 26. The Seattle Waterfront has always been a popular destination for tourists and Seattleites alike. Even…...

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Citizen Story Project: Joaquin Uy

Joaquin Uy, from Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs recounts he and his parents’ immigration from Manila, Philippines to Cleveland in the early 1980s. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My father Joaquin “Jack” Chiong Uy [from] Manila, Philippines.…...

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Why Knowing Your Neighbors Matters

A connected community is a safer community; a more welcoming community; a community that’s better equipped to solve tough challenges. Studies have shown the potential for community violence increases when citizens feel powerless or disconnected. But crime rates are lower in communities with a strong civic life, as civically healthy…...

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Citizen Story Project: Rich Stolz

Rich Stolz, executive director of OneAmerica, describes his family’s immigration from Germany and South Korea. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My father’s father. Where did they immigrate from? Germany. What did they do to earn a living once they arrived…...

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Citizen Story Project: Lisa Herbold

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold shares the story of her great-great grandfather’s immigration from Germany at the turn of the 20th century. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? Rudolph Maly, my great-grandfather (my paternal grandmother’s father). Where did he immigrate…...

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