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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June 15th: Fiscal Policy Study Group w/ Tim Bradner

Friday, June 15th 8am-9am  Legislative Session Wrap-Up Report Alaska journalist Tim Bradner will give a wrap-up report on this year’s legislative session in Juneau. He will cover the key legislation that was passed, and what faces the 31st Legislature in 2019. The teleconference number will be (907) 276-4900. 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave. (same […]

May 25th: Joint Fiscal / Energy Action Coalition

Joint Energy Action Coalition / Fiscal Action Coalition Meeting A conversation with former Governor Frank Murkowski   Friday, May 25th Noon-1pm Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave. (near the Dimond Costco)   Come share thoughts on how we can shift policy discussions that dwell on Alaska’s problems to those that focus on effective solutions.   […]

May 18th: Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance – Wasilla

Breakfast of Champions with Riki Ellison Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Friday, May 18th 7:30am-8:30am Curtis Menard Center 1001 S Clapp Street, Wasilla This Friday, Commonwealth North and the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman will be having a unique and exciting meeting in Wasilla with former NFL Champion Riki Ellison. His presentation will […]


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