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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June 21st: Fiscal Policy Study Group

Fiscal Policy Study Group  June 21st 8am-9am Alaska Housing Finance Corporation 4300 Boniface Parkway (Google Map)   Ted Hampton VP-Senior Credit Officer State Ratings Team Moody’s Investment Services   We will have a briefing with Moody’s Investment Services about what criteria they use to determine a state’s credit rating and how that translates to Alaska.

June 7th: Fiscal Policy Study Group

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group The State’s Debt Management and Retirement System Friday, June 7th First National Bank of Alaska Operations Center 1751 Gambell St second floor 8am-9:30am (doors open at 7:45am) Friday morning we will have a briefing from Deven Mitchell, State Debt Manager and Executive Director of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority. […]

June 5th: Food Security Study Group

CWN Food Security Study Group Food Bank of Alaska Wednesday, June 5th Alaska Village Initiatives 1577 C St Suite 304 8am-9am Wednesday morning we will have a briefing from Eve Van Dommelen, Policy and Advocacy Manager with the Food Bank of Alaska. Eve will discuss the Food Bank’s work and their policy recommendations for enhancing […]

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