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Wednesday, April 21 Online via Zoom Noon-1:00pm As shareholders of “Alaska Inc.”, the citizens of Alaska have a vested interest in how their state’s assets are performing. On April 21, CWN will host a panel of experts to report on the status of Alaska’s finances. This is especially critical now as the state faces critical […]
Energy Policy Study Group Tony Izzo General Manager, Matanuska Electric Association Friday, April 2 noon-1pm online Tony will give an update on the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric project and SQ transmission line that was damaged in the recent summer fires. The program is free of charge but please register to receive login details.
Energy Policy Study Group Creating a Railbelt Reliability Council: Reducing Cost, Increasing Efficiency Friday, March 12 The Railbelt Reliability Council was created as a result of state legislation (SB123)The RRC provides a forum and structure for the six interconnected Railbelt utilities, along with six non-utility stakeholders, to work together to address Railbelt-wide regional electric system issues […]
Alaska Seafood:Markets, Players, Issues Wednesday, March 3, 2021Noon – 1:00 pm The seafood industry is a major component of the Alaska economy.* This program features an overview of the economics of Alaska Seafood, a look at the harvesting and processing sectors, and discussion of industry status and and outlook for 2021. Speakers have also been asked […]
Energy Policy Study Group Innovative Energy Solutions for Alaska Friday, February 26 noon-1pm Online Gwen Holdmann, Director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, will discuss the center’s efforts to bring cost effective energy solutions to rural Alaska. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) is a statewide, university-led, applied research program based […]
Commonwealth North Forum State of the University A Report from UA President Pat Pitney Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Noon-1pm Online Speaker: Pat Pitney, Interim President of the University of Alaska Statewide. This program is supported in part by the University of Alaska Foundation The program is free of charge, but please register to obtain your […]
Review of Proposed Constitutional Amendments and Possible Impacts on Long-Range State Budgets Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8am-9am Online OMB Director, Neil Steininger and Legislative Office Director, Miles Baker will join the Fiscal Policy Study Group to discuss Governor Dunleavy’s proposed fiscal-related legislation and the impact of that legislation on long-term budgeting for the State of […]
Fiscal Policy Study Group Modernizing State of AlaskaEnterprise Systems, Business Practices, and other Administrative Services Friday, February 5, 2021 8am-9am Online Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka of the Alaska Department of Administration joins the Fiscal Policy Study Group to discuss cost-saving measures to modernize and streamline the state’s administrative services. Tshibaka spoke to the group last year […]
Commonwealth North Forum Messages from Maine:Lessons Learned in Ranked Choice Voting Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Noon-1pm Online This program has sold out. Video of the program will be available at a later date. During the November 2020 general election, Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure Two. The effect of that measure will significantly change how elections […]
Commonwealth North Forum The Military and Coast Guard in Alaska:Measuring the Impact, Strengthening the Connections Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Noon-1pm Online The military and Coast Guard have long played an important role in Alaska’s economy and civil society. This program will feature findings from recent research by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development […]