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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February 20th: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans – CWN’s 13th Annual Alaska’s Assets Review

CWN Presents: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans Our 13th Annual Report on Alaska’s Assets   Wednesday, February 20th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Noon-1:00pm   On February 20th, Commonwealth North will host a panel of experts to report on the value, income, and prospects of the State of Alaska’s key natural resources, financial assets, and […]

January 25th: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, January 25th 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Avenue   We will host Colleen Glover, Director of the Department of Revenue’s Tax Division, and Pascal Umekwe, Commercial Analyst at the Department of Natural Resources, to discuss the State’s revenue forecast methodologies.     The teleconference number will be (907) 276-4900.

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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