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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Civic Cocktail returns October 2

9/19/2013  10:00:00 AM
Lori Patrick  (206) 733-9764

Seattle – Civic Cocktail is back with a blend of tech, crime and politics. The popular, monthly civic conversation with a twist returns Oct. 2 with timely topics including the highly anticipated Seattle mayor’s race, public safety with Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel and a look at Seattle’s growing tech startup community.

The program convenes the first Wednesday of the month and brings together residents, community leaders and journalists to discuss a range of hot issues and network over happy hour.

Presented in partnership with CityClub and Crosscut, Seattle Channel will tape Civic Cocktail, Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6 p.m.

The Seattle Times’ Joni Balter will moderate the discussion while the audience poses questions. Panelists include Police Chief Pugel; former Seattle mayor Greg Nickels; Crosscut’s Knute Berger; West Seattle Blog’s Tracy Record; and Chris Devore, creator of Founders Co-Op, a tech-focused investment fund.

Registration is at or (206) 682-7395. Advance ticket prices are $10 for CityClub and Crosscut members and $12 for non-members. Tickets are $15 at the door. Admission includes appetizers and program. No-host bar available.

Civic Cocktail is rebroadcast on Seattle Channel cable 21 and available online at

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