Commonwealth North’s mission is to educate Alaskans on significant public policy issues and assist in identifying effective solutions.

In that process, CWN fills a unique, non-partisan niche that provides Alaskans with access to policy makers, frank dialogue, and continual civic engagement.  We bring clarity to issues free from political bias, and advocate for thoughtful, deliberative development of public policy.

Governors Bill Egan and Walter Hickel founded the organization in 1979 to bring together Alaskans who cared about Alaska then and into its future. Having once been political opponents, they united to create a non-partisan environment that continues to bring together some of the most inspiring leaders and thinkers of the day; to study and explore the unique nature of Alaska; to wrestle with the toughest policy issues; and prepare Alaskans to step up to public service.


Wednesday October 25th: Health Care Debate!

Commonwealth North Hosts the UAA Seawolf Debate Team! October 25th – The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. Suite 120 12pm – 1pm (doors open at 11:45am) Be it resolved: “The U.S. should implement a single payer model of health care.” Commonwealth North is proud to once again host the internationally award winning University […]

Friday October 13th: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, October 13th 7:30am – 8:30am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave. (same street as Danner Ave.) (Click for Google Map)

September 29th: CWN Hosts Governor Bill Walker

Fall Special Session Agenda with Governor Bill Walker Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. September 29th 7:30am-8:30am Thank you to Mort and Anne Plumb for sponsoring today’s program! Click here for video. Last week, CWN hosted a sold-out program with a distinguished panel including Governor Bill Walker; Department of Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Fisher; and […]


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711 M Street, Suite 104, Anchorage AK 99501
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