Open Government/FOIA Town Hall Meeting in Troy

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. 

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Ingrid Jacques, Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Detroit News, will be moderating this event.

Our panelists will be:

  • Rana Elmir, ACLU Deputy Director
  • Dawn Hertz, General Counsel Emeritus, Michigan Press Association
  • Jane Briggs-Bunting, Michigan Coalition for Open Government
  • Manny Lopez, Managing Editor, Michigan Capitol Confidential

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

The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Northwood University Troy
1500 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 103
Troy, MI 48084

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