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.


May 26th: Legislative Update w/ Mike & Tim Bradner

Join CWN’s Fiscal Action Coalition Friday, May 26th, when we continue our series, Coffee with the Bradners, 7:30am-8:30am, at Morris Communications (301 Arctic Slope Ave.). Mike and Tim Bradner will join again us for an update on the latest news from the legislative session in Juneau. This in an excellent opportunity for you to get […]

June 2nd: Energy Action Coalition w/ Alyeska Pipeline

On Friday, June 2nd, noon-1pm, Admiral Tom Barrett, USCG (ret.), President of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company will provide a briefing to CWN’s Energy Action Coalition.  Tom will discuss the latest pipeline upgrades and projects and will discuss the challenges of operating the line in Alaska’s conditions and in a time of reduced oil production. Lunch […]

June 8th: Launching Alaska’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Season

Launching Alaska’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Season: 150 years of Alaska under the American Flag At the Home of Governor Bill Sheffield 3125 Susitna Court June 8th, 5pm-8pm Advanced registration required – Space is limited. Click here to register Commonwealth North is excited to celebrate the 150th year of Alaska under the American Flag.  Join us for […]


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