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.
Fiscal Policy Study Group: Understanding State Spending Briefing by Pat Pitney, Director, Office of Management and Budget Friday, January 26th 7:30am – 8:30am Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 600 E 36th Ave. Pat Pitney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, will continue our discussion of the Governor’s FY19 budget proposal and provide an […]
Energy Action Coalition: Alaska’s LNG in a Global Market with Larry Persily Former Federal Coordinator for Alaska Gasline Projects Friday, January 12th noon – 1pm Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave. (same street as Danner Ave.) Larry Persily, Former Federal Coordinator for Alaska Gasline Projects, will discuss the global LNG market and the competition for […]
Alaska’s LNG: Then and Now with Governor Frank Murkowski Friday, December 15th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Alaska has a long history of trying to develop a natural gas pipeline dating back to the 1970s. The Administration and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation have made significant progress toward building LNG relationships, with the potential […]