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.


September 22nd: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday September 22nd Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 7:30am-8:30am   We will continue our work to examine the Legislature’s revenue options and their implications to Alaskans in anticipation of a special legislative session later this year. We have posted on our website several resources on state revenue that the group will […]

September 22nd: Energy Action Coalition

Energy Action Coalition Working Session Examining the U.S. Energy and Natural Resources Act Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave. noon-1pm On Friday, we will have a group working session to take a close look at the Energy and Natural Resources Act (S.1460)  now pending in the U.S. Senate.  We will look at the elements of […]

September 20th: Alaskan Authors Series with Malcolm and Cindy Roberts

Join us Wednesday, September 20th, at the Anchorage Museum when we continue our Alaskan author series with Malcolm and Cindy Roberts, authors of, Magic Moments: Battles Worth Fighting and Joys Worth Celebrating: An Alaska Memoir. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Brian E. Davies Chugach Gallery (4th floor) 625 C Street Please use the main entrance […]


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