OPEN GOVERNMENT SEMINARS SET IN TREASURE VALLEY
The public is invited to attend seminars in Boise, Payette and Nampa in December and January on Idaho’s key open government laws: the Idaho Open Meeting Law and the Idaho Public Records Law. It’s a chance to learn what is covered – and what is not – by these important laws, in a fun and accessible format. Presenters will include Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane, and IDOG President Betsy Russell. Government agency employees, reporters from all media, and interested citizens all are invited:
- Thursday, Dec. 6, Boise - 6:30-9 p.m., Idaho Statesman Public Meeting Room, 1200 N. Curtis Road. Co-sponsored by the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio
- Wednesday, Dec. 12, Payette – 6:30-9 p.m., The Portia Club, 225 N. 9th St., Payette. Co-sponsored by The Idaho Press-Tribune, Payette Independent Enterprise, the Ontario Argus Observer and the Emmett Messenger
- Wednesday, Jan. 9, Nampa – 7-9:30 p.m., Nampa City Hall, Council Chambers. Co-sponsored by the Idaho Press-Tribune
These sessions are recommended by the Office of the Attorney General, the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Association of Counties and the Idaho Press Club. The sessions are free and include refreshments; because space is limited, attendees are asked to RSVP.
For the Boise seminar, RSVP to Bill Manny, firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information, call Betsy Russell, 336-2854.
For the Payette and Nampa seminars, RSVP to Vickie Holbrook, email@example.com or (208) 870-2782.
IDOG and Attorney General Wasden have been holding these sessions around the state since 2004; this is the first time they’ve returned to the Treasure Valley since 2007. The Dec. 6 seminar will be the 24th since they began; they are funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the National Freedom of Information Coalition.
IDOG is a non-profit coalition for open government whose mission is to promote open government and freedom of information.