Open Government/FOIA Town Hall Meeting

A community event for those who want a better understanding of how the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act work.

The Mackinac Center is hosting a series of community events aimed at raising awareness of common problems encountered by those who attempt to request government records and provide information to those who want a better understanding of how the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act work. Our state has valuable tools for holding public servants accountable but those tools are useless if people don’t know about them or don’t know how to use them. 

Shelley Irwin, host of “The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin” on Grand Valley State University public radio, will be moderating this event.

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Our panelists will be:

  • Shelli Weisberg, ACLU Legislative Director
  • Robin Luce-Herrmann, General Counsel, Michigan Press Association
  • Kathy Barks-Hoffman, Michigan Coalition for Open Government
  • Michael J. Reitz, Executive Vice President, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed! 

The event will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Northwood University Grand Rapids
515 Michigan St. NE, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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