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.

June 23rd: POSTPONED Fiscal Action Coalition

The June 23rd Fiscal Action Coalition is postponed.   Please plan to join us next week on June 30th, 7:30am-8:30am, at the Alaska Communications Business Technology Center.      

June 16th: Legislative Update w/ the Bradners

On Friday, June 16th, we continued our series, Coffee with the Bradners. Mike and Tim Bradner joined us for an update on the latest news from the legislative session in Juneau. This series in an excellent opportunity for you to get an in-depth look at the political scene in Juneau and keep a pulse on current […]

June 13th: Growing Our Own: Ensuring a Great Alaskan Teacher in Every Classroom

On June 13th, CWN hosted a lunch and a panel discussion with Kathy Moffitt, Director, Special Projects, Anchorage School District, and Herb Schroeder, Ph.D., Founder of UAA’s Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program. They discussed education in Alaska and innovative approaches to education that encourage Alaskan students to become Alaskan teachers.  We had a great turnout with a […]

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