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.


December 8th: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, December 8th Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave. Noon-1pm Alaska Journalist and UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism, Tim Bradner, will give an abbreviated version of a talk he gave recently at UAA discussing how Alaska has used its oil money over the last 40 years.   301 Arctic Slope Ave. […]

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, Pete Kelly, and Speaker of the House, Bryce Edgmon, will keynote this event […]

December 15th: Governor Murkowski, “LNG Then and Now”

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 […]


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