OK-SAFE, Inc. – Want to become better informed and make government more transparent?
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office is hosting 6 seminars on Oklahoma’s Open Meeting and Open Records Acts, from September 27, 2012 through December 13, 2012. This is a great opportunity for grassroots groups to expand their knowledge of how these two acts work, how to successfully make open records requests, and gain access to those all-important source documents.
More information is on the Oklahoma Press Association website.
Press Release from the A.G.’s office.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Diane Clay, Communications Director for Attorney General Scott Pruitt, (405) 522-0166, (405) 250-8792 cell, Diane.Clay@oag.ok.gov
Karee Pyeatt, Public Information Officer, (405) 522-4400, Karee.Pyeatt@oag.ok.gov
Attorney General offers Open Meeting and Open Records Seminars
Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office will host six regional seminars on the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Records Acts. The regional seminars are being held across the state in partnership with the Oklahoma Press Association and Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.
This year’s meetings will feature Rob Hudson, First Assistant Attorney General and former Payne County District Attorney, and the attorney general’s Communications Director Diane Clay, who has 20 years of experience working in media and government.
“Oklahoma’s open meeting and open records laws provide the framework for public access to government,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “The seminars are an excellent opportunity for community residents and public officers to learn more about transparency in government.”
The seminars are designed to answer questions concerning the state’s open meeting and records laws and inform elected or appointed officials about their responsibility under the acts. Hudson and Clay will also discuss requirements on access to public records and the conduct of public meetings.
There is no cost or registration required to attend. Attorneys can receive three continuing legal education credit hours from the Oklahoma Bar Association for attending the seminar. School board members and superintendents can get three continuing education credit hours from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and technology center board members can earn three continuing education credit hours from the state Department of Career and Technology Education. The seminars will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to the public.
The meetings will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at six locations across Oklahoma:
- Sept. 27, Lawton, Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 W Lee Blvd;
- Oct. 18, Weatherford, Stafford Air & Space Museum, 3000 Logan Road;
- Oct. 25, Oklahoma City, Metro Technology Center, 1900 Springlake Dr.,
- November 29, McAlester,Kiamichi Technology Center, 301 Kiamichi Drive;
- Dec. 6, Tulsa, Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus, 801 E. 91st Street;
- Dec. 13, Enid, Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow Rd.
For more information, call (888) 815-2672 or go online to http://www.okpress.com/seminars.