Hosted by respected journalist Joni Balter, Civic Cocktail offers a lively and conversational look at big events and important issues facing the Puget Sound region. With the coronavirus still disrupting life as we know it, Seattle CityClub presents a Virtual Civic Cocktail in partnership with Town Hall to help us keep on top of current events from our own homes.
Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas steps up to discuss becoming one of Seattle’s first entrepreneurs to shut down business operations—12 eateries employing around 800 people—in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Douglas meets with King County Executive Dow Constantine, the highest elected official representing the County government and the person in charge of leading the County’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Constantine talks with Patty Hayes, the Director of Public Health for Seattle and King County, to offer us an insider’s look at the major decisions our city is facing when navigating the current health crisis—and the far-reaching effects they could have on life in King County.
Join us for a livestreamed Civic Cocktail session—listen, learn, and engage community leaders, journalists, and neighbors about the civic issues affecting our city right now.
Special thanks to CityClub’s regular production partner Seattle Channel and Civic Cocktail’s generous program partners: Comcast, Crosscut, KUOW, and the Evergreen.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Seattle CityClub.