Freedom of Information Workshop Tuesday, February 13 in Newtown

Come and learn about the Freedom of Information Act on Tuesday, February 13 beginning at 7:00 pm at Newtown Municipal Center Council Chambers.

The FOI Commission conducts workshops around the state helping citizens and officials understand their rights and their obligations under the FOI Act.

Speaker:  Mr. Thomas A. Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission.

  • Hear an overview of Freedom of Information Act requirements including:
  • Types of meetings.
  • What “groups” fall under FOI regulations?
  • Meeting notice requirements.
  • Filing of meeting minutes.
  • When to enter executive session; who can be included; what can be discussed; what action can be taken? How to identify executive session on the Agenda? What is the motion to go into Executive session?
  • Requests for public records.
  • Questions and Answers.

All Department Heads, Board and Commission Members and the Public are encouraged to attend this free workshop.

Learn more here.


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