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IDOG Hosting Open Government Workshops in Eastern Idaho

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

You, your staff, council members, elected or appointed officials, and employees who deal with public records or meetings are cordially invited to attend a seminar in eastern Idaho 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. The session is recommended by the Office of the Attorney General, the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Association of Counties, and the Idaho Press Club.

Enjoy the refreshments as you are entertained and educated about Idaho’s public record and open meeting laws; there is no charge. CLE credit is available for those who are attorneys.

Here are the dates and times:

WED. Oct. 19 – POCATELLO – Co-sponsored by ISU and the Idaho State Journal

Wood River Room, Pond Student Union, ISU, 921 W. 8th St. ~ 6-9:30 pm

RSVP to Courtney Lee,

 THURS. Oct. 20 – IDAHO FALLS – Co-sponsored by the Post Register

Longfellow Elementary, 2500 S. Higbee ~ 6-9:30 pm

RSVP to Monte LaOrange, 542-6795 or

IDOG, which stands for Idahoans for Openness in Government, is a non-profit coalition for open government whose mission is to promote open government and freedom of information. IDOG and Attorney General Wasden have been holding these sessions around the state since 2004; they are funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Please RSVP if you will attend, as space is limited. If you need more information, please feel free to call Betsy Russell at (208) 336-2854, or email me at

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