Open government seminar set April 8

SAN ANTONIO – Transparency experts will gather Wednesday, April 8, in San Antonio for a seminar offering training in the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act.
The Open Government Seminar is part of a series of regional educational sessions the non-profit Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is hosting this year in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General’s Office. 
It is open to all who are interested, including community activists, journalists, attorneys, government employees and the general public.
“Fully participating in our democracy means having access to information. This seminar will inform citizens and public officials about using our Texas open government laws,” said Kelley Shannon, executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
The seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad, in downtown. Partially validated parking is available in the library garage. The seminar is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is requested at www.foift.org.
The training sessions are approved by the Attorney General’s Office as meeting the state requirements for open government training for public officials. The training sessions are also approved for State Bar of Texas CLE credit for attorneys.