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Coming Events:
July 26, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Board of Directors
ANCHORAGE, Morris Communications

August 1, 2016
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
2016 Hickel Award Gala
ANCHORAGE, Dena'ina Center

August 15, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Finance Committee
ANCHORAGE, Commonwealth North Offices

August 17, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Program Committee
ANCHORAGE, Commonwealth North Offices

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2016 Hickel Award Gala
Add to Calendar August 1, 2016
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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2016 Walter J. Hickel Award for Public Policy Leadership

Hickel Award

Commonwealth North is proud to present former Alaska governors Tony Knowles and Frank Murkowski with the 2016 Walter J. Hickel Award for Distinguished Public Policy Leadership on Monday, August 1st, at the Dena'ina Center. A celebration reception begins at 5:45pm. Business attire.

Last year's Hickel Award Gala was sold-out, so we recommend reserving your table early. Table sponsorships are now available at Individual ticket registration will begin in July.

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, and Lisa Murkowski.


Raffle Prizes Announced For 2016 Hickel Award Gala

Commonwealth North is pleased to announce two prizes to be raffled off at the 2016 Walter J. Hickel Award Gala on the evening of Monday, August 1st.


Purchase your raffle tickets today!

To purchase your raffle tickets, contact the CWN office at (907) 258-9522, or visit us downtown at 711 M Street, Suite 104. Two winners will be selected at the event. Winner does not need to be present to win. $100 per raffle ticket, 500 tickets available. First winning ticket has choice of prize.



Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines

(two round-trip first class tickets system wide)


Princess Cruises
Princess Cruise

Seven-Day Princess Cruise

(two tickets for a seven-day cruise in the Caribbean or Mexico)

Raffle proceeds go to support Commonwealth North.

Thank you to Alaska Airlines and Princess Cruises for their generous support of this event!

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Thank you to our 2016 table sponsors!

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Alaska USA


Alyeska Resort



Denali FCU 




Northern Compass Group 


Northrim Bank 




Providence Health & Services Alaska 


Pacific Alaska Seafood Processors Association




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