Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder


Lead:North is a membership-based young leaders program, which informs Alaskans ages 21-40 about – and engages them in – community and statewide policy issues.  The Advisory Council, and the Institute of the North, believes that young Alaskans are committed to a prosperous future in Alaska and are united in wanting to contribute meaningfully to that future. Lead:North provides opportunities for young professionals and leaders to step up into key policy discussions; political and civic engagement; and professional development.

Lead:North activities include networking events, public policy discussions, Young Leaders’ Roundtables, a fiscal policy working group, and special events related to board development and local economic activities. In addition, communities around the state – Sitka, Barrow, Kodiak, Fairbanks, and the Aleutians – have established local chapters that develop unique programs for young leaders.

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Advisory Council

Lead:North's direction and program activities are coordinated by a diverse group of young professionals.

Amanda Moser, co-chair Eli Stine, co-chair
Gabe Layman Wynne Auld
Kennis Brady Dan Johnson
Tim Coe Brit Szymoniak
Karla Brollier Dani Bickford
Laura Delgado Heather Dingman
Joanne Schmidt Sonta Hamilton

The Lead:North annual membership dues are only $55.

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