Call for State Open Government Hall of Fame Nominations – National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC)
Dear Friends of NFOIC,
Heroes of the 50 States: The State Open Government Hall of Fame recognizes longterm contributions of individuals to open government in their respective states. The annual award is a joint effort by Society of Professional Journalists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition to recognize such an individual — someone whose service, accomplishments and contributions have left a legacy at the state and local level.
The deadline to submit a letter for a nominee is July 15, 2015. The formal induction will occur annually at the FOI Summit, which will be held this year in Denver, Colorado October 9-10 at the Curtis Hotel.
The State Open Government Hall of Fame is open to anyone who has made a substantial, sustained and lasting contribution to open government or freedom of information within one particular state. Only individuals whose contributions have been impacted at the state and local level will be considered for this award. Self-nominations will also be considered.
Nominees may come from government, the news media, the non-profit sector, the legal profession, or any other area of endeavor that involves citizen access to government records, meetings and procedures.
Nominees may be living or deceased, active or retired.
Please submit your nominations by July 15 to Lara Dieringer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact NFOIC at 573-882-4856