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.

Annual Meeting and Fiscal Discussion

  • Monday, May 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm doors open
  • 6:00 pm Annual Meeting
  • 6:30 pm Panel Discussion: Progress Towards a Sustainable Alaska Fiscal Plan? – Click here to watch the Livestream
  • King Street Brewing Company, 9050 King Street, Anchorage
Watch the Livestream

After updates from Alaska Common Ground, we will feature a fiscal planning discussion with three veteran journalists who will give us their perspectives of what happened and didn’t happen during the legislative session, what is likely to happen going forward, and how Alaskans and organizations can best encourage and influence progress towards a sustainable fiscal plan. If you can’t join us, the event will be both livestreamed and recorded on Alaska Common Ground’s YouTube Channel.

Progress Towards a Sustainable Alaska Fiscal Plan?

Moderator: Gunnar Knapp, Professor Emeritus of Economics and former Director, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)


Watch the Livestream

Legislative Update: Budget Negotiations and a Fiscal Plan?

On April 25, 2023, we heard from Senator Cathy Giessel (Majority Leader, Senate Bipartisan Coalition), and Representative Calvin Schrage (Minority Leader, Alaska House Coalition), who discussed current legislative budget negotiations, including revenues and expenditures, as the end of legislative session approaches.

Watch the Video

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Climate Action Series

Alaska Common Ground hosted a series exploring local solutions to the climate crisis based on the goals found in Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan. You can find video and more information at the links below.

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