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.

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January 18: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, January 18th 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Avenue   Study Group member, Brian Hove, will present his analysis of the State’s past revenue projections compared to actual revenues. His PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here.   The teleconference number will be (907) 276-4900.

January 11: Fiscal Policy Study Group – Senator von Imhof

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, January 11th 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave Senator Natasha von Imhof will be presenting her analysis and thoughts on the upcoming legislative session, the budget, and the fiscal priorities that may guide our future conversations within the Fiscal Policy Study Group.

December 12th: CWN’s 12 Annual Luncheon with Legislators

Legislative Agenda 2019: CWN’s 12th Annual Legislator Meet and Greet Wednesday, December 12th The Dena’ina Center noon-1:30pm Video of this program is now available online. Each year in December, we invite the next year’s legislature to be our guests at this luncheon. Traditionally the Senate President and Speaker of the House keynote this event to […]


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