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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December 18th: Energy Action Coalition

CWN Energy Action Coalition   Tuesday, December 18th noon-1pm Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave Alaska Natural Gas Projects Study We will continue our discussion about a potential CWN study of the various natural gas projects in Alaska and our recommendations for the incoming administration. The teleconference number will be (907) 276-4900. Morris Communications 301 […]

December 7th: Fiscal Policy Study Group – Permanent Fund Study

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, December 7th 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave Friday morning we will continue our discussion of the Permanent Fund and finalize the group’s recommendations for our report. The teleconference number will be (907) 276-4900. Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave (Click for map)

December 12th: CWN’s 12 Annual Luncheon with Legislators

Legislative Agenda 2019: CWN’s 12th Annual Legislator Meet and Greet Wednesday, December 12th The Dena’ina Center noon-1:30pm   Each year in December, we invite the next year’s legislature to be our guests at this luncheon. Traditionally the Senate President and Speaker of the House keynote this event to present their legislative priorities for the upcoming […]


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