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.
Solving Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Thursday, March 1st 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. Doors open at 11:30am The opioid crisis impacts every demographic in every corner of our state. For Americans under the age of 50, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death. From 2000 to 2016, more than […]
Commonwealth North recognizes that knowledge and advanced job skills are critical to Alaska’s changing economy. Higher education as the key to the success of a society is nothing new, but it is becoming even more important for the next generation of students, job seekers and employers. A strong and vibrant university system is critical to […]
President’s Day Dinner and Annual Meeting US Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young to discuss future of ANWR The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. Monday, February 19th 6:00p.m. – 7:45p.m. Doors open at 5:30pm This program is sold out! Join us for our annual meeting and dinner with US Senator Lisa […]