An engaged Alaskan democracy.

If you believe that:

  • Democracy depends on citizen participation,
  • Alaskans have a lot of good ideas that should be shared,
  • Polarization is not the way our communities and state should function, and
  • By respectfully exchanging ideas with one another, we can work toward solving the problems facing our community, state, and nation;

Alaska Common Ground invites you to join us in an effort to enhance our democratic way of life by engaging Alaskans in respectful conversations. We work to build a better understanding on important public policy issues through forums, group discussions, policy papers and public service announcements.

Events discussing climate change in Alaska. Alaska Common Ground is partnering with other organizations to bring discussions about Alaska’s changing climate and what Alaskans can do. Our next event is on November 6th, at 7 pm at 49th State Brewing Company with a discussion Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan. More information here.

The Housing Continuum: Building a Vibrant Community at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium was held in March and April. Video and audio from series and other resources here. 

We held an event discussing the Costs of Alaska’s Economic Roller Coaster on January 27th. Video from the event is available here.  Video is also available from GCI on Demand.

If you are interested in receiving advance notice of our events please subscribe to our email list.

Our member survey results are in and provided helpful feedback for our now completed strategic planning. You can take a look at a summary of the results here. And check out our new strategic plan here. Thanks to all who participated!