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Event Details

Thursday, October 7 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual Event


Perennially listed as one of the best places to live, Seattle now faces many of the hurdles that the world’s fastest-growing cities do - heightened by the impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Among them, hybrid work models and half-empty offices; economic instability that threatens vulnerable communities and businesses; diverse neighborhoods upended by gentrification and displacement; and rising costs of living that make it unaffordable for artists. We’ll sit down with three leaders taking on these challenges and hear how they hope to rebuild Seattle to be the city we want it to be. 

When you RSVP, you can also submit a question for our speakers. We will use those questions to shape the conversation.

Mike Lewis (moderator),
 Reporter, Geekwire
Kate Becker, Creative Economy & Recovery Director, Office of King County
Ubax Gardheere, Equitable Economic Development Director, City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association


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