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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January 31st: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group Inflation Proofing the Permanent Fund Friday, January 31st BP Energy Center 900 E Benson Blvd. Craig Richards Chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees Craig will discuss various proposals for inflation proofing the Permanent Fund.   (Google Map)

January 24th: Energy Action Coalition

Energy Action Coalition ANWR Working Group Friday, January 24th Noon-1pm Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 600 E 36th Avenue (Next to the Pita Pit) Join us for a work session to discuss the latest developments regarding lease sales in ANWR. You may be interested in reviewing CWN’s 1989 report, “An Alaskan View of ANWR“. It […]

January 15th Governor Mike Dunleavy

Join CWN for lunch with Governor Mike Dunleavy   Wednesday, January 15th Noon-1pm   The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C Street   (doors open at 11:45am) This program has sold out. Watch video of the event.  Join us for lunch and a conversation with Governor Mike Dunleavy. As the 2020 legislative session approaches, this will […]


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