April 23, 2014
- 1:00 PM
Earlier this year, Commonwealth North hosted the
UAA Seawolves Debate Team to debate both sides of the question, "Should the State of Alaska take an
ownership stake in a North Slope gas pipeline project?" The team did an excellent job of representing
both sides of this important public-policy issue. The debate was the beginning of a series of forums Commonwealth North
will hold to present an in-depth analysis of possible State participation in a
North Slope gas pipeline project.
Over the next several months, Commonwealth North will
present three panels to discuss various aspects of this topic on March 19, April
23, and May 28. Among the issues
Commonwealth North Members and other Alaskans are concerned about, we will
April 23rd, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Dena'ina Center
The role of the
State investing in large scale private-sector projects.
-What are the rewards
of State investment in large private-sector projects?
-What are the risks
of State investment?
-Are there comparable
examples in other states that may inform our discussion?
April 23rd Panelists:
Gregg Erickson, Economist and
Consultant for Erickson and Associates, and Editor-at-Large for Alaska Budget
Report; former Director of Research, Alaska Legislature; former Analyst for UA
Institute for Social and Economic Research; former Research Fellow with think
tank Resources for the Future; former staff U.S. Senate Energy Committee.
Tim Bradner, Writer for Alaska
Legislative Digest, Alaska Economic Report, and Alaska Journal of Commerce;
former Lobbyist before the Alaska Legislature for BP and Standard Oil (pre
Steve Rieger, President of S.
Rieger & Company and S. Rieger Management working in management
consulting and portfolio management; former ten-year Alaska Legislator
(six years House, four years Senate); former staff Sen. Arliss
Sturgulewski working on founding legislation for AK Permanent Fund
Corporation; former Trustee of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Larry Persily will moderate the panels. Persily is the federal coordinator for
Alaska natural gas pipeline projects and a former deputy commissioner at the
Alaska Department of Revenue.
Members, $20; Non-Members, $35
Program Sponsorships Available
PLATINUM LEVEL ($5,000) - A seat at the
head table and large priority logo placement as well as a table of 8 at
the program and recognition at the event, on the Commonwealth North website, and in
our Annual Report
GOLD LEVEL ($2,500) - A seat at the
head table and priority table and logo placement as well as a Table of 8 at
program and recognition at the event, on the Commonwealth North website, and in
our Annual Report
SILVER LEVEL ($1,000) - Table of 8 at program
and recognition at the event, on the Commonwealth North website, and in our