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.


November 29th: Off the Grid: Energy for a Sustainable Alaska

Commonwealth North Presents: Off the Grid Energy for a Sustainable Alaska Wednesday, November 29th 7:30am-8:30am Breakfast The Petroleum Club of Anchorage (3301 C St.) Join Commonwealth North when we host a panel of experts to give an overview of what’s currently happening with renewable energy and energy efficiency in rural Alaska. The discussion will include […]

December 13th: Annual CWN Luncheon with Alaska’s Legislators

Legislative Agenda 2018: CWN’s 11th Annual Legislator Meet & Greet Wednesday, December 13th noon – 1:30pm Dena’ina Center – 3rd Floor Ballroom Each year in December, we invite the next year’s legislature to be our guests at this luncheon. The Senate President and House Speaker keynote this event to present their legislative priorities for the […]

November 14th: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans

Commonwealth North Presents: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans Our 11th annual review of Alaska’s assets Tuesday, November 14th, Noon – 1:30PM, The Petroleum Club of Anchorage This program has sold-out Commonwealth North will present a panel of experts to report on the value, income, and prospects of the State of Alaska’s key natural resources, financial […]


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