Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance
Friday, May 18th
Curtis Menard Center
1001 S Clapp Street, Wasilla
This Friday, Commonwealth North and the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman will be having a unique and exciting meeting in Wasilla with former NFL Champion Riki Ellison. His presentation will be on the role Alaska and missile defense plays in our nation’s defense posture, what the upcoming talks with North Korea may mean, and what technological changes are ahead for missile defense.
The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance is a non-profit organization which seeks to generate public support for the continued testing, development and deployment of missile defense systems to protect our country and our allies. The organization seeks to educate the general public with respect to missile defense issues and the urgent need for it.
Cliff Groh, Chair of Alaska Common Ground, will present a paper he recently wrote in collaboration with ISER on how the state is dealing with retirement systems that don’t have enough money to cover future costs of pensions and benefits for state and local employees. The paper also discusses options for dealing with the shortfall.
The Commissioner of Administration, Leslie Ridle, and the Director of the Division of Finance, Kelly O’Sullivan, will dial-in from Juneau to discuss with us the State’s financial reporting system, how the Department tracks State funds, and develops the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
May 11th, 2018
Hilton Anchorage Hotel Ballroom
Reception 5:30pm, Program 6:30pm-9:00pm
Live Entertainment Raffle Dinner ~Business Attire~
CWN Presents the Walter J. Hickel Award for Distinguished Public Policy Leadership
2018 Recipient Jim Jansen, Chairman of Lynden, Inc.
Seating is limited – advance registration required.
Honorary Co-Chairs: Governor Bill Walker, Governor Sean Parnell, Governor Frank Murkowski, Governor Tony Knowles, Governor Steve Cowper, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, General Joseph Ralston USAF (ret.), and John Katz
The Walter J. Hickel Award for Distinguished Public Policy Leadership was established in 1999 to recognize the contributions and achievements of individuals who have played a significant role in advancing Alaska’s public policy interests. Former recipients include: Walter Hickel, Ted Stevens, Jay Hammond, Don Young, John Katz, Willie Hensley, Lisa Murkowski, Tony Knowles and Frank Murkowski.
Program sponsorships and table reservations can be made by contacting Jim Egan email@example.com.
Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Fisher will dial-in from Juneau to discuss the Department of Revenue’s priorities for 2018, a proposal for bonding authority to pay oil tax credits, and a briefing on the 2018 Spring Revenue Sources Book.