From North Carolina Open Government Coalition: Jonathan D. Jones, currently an assistant district attorney for Durham County, will become director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center in mid-August. He also will teach courses in Elon University’s School of Communications.
As the NCOGC director, his duties will include working with the coalition's board to organize the state’s annual Sunshine Day, advising citizens about open government issues, producing webinars or workshops around the state, handling communication for the coalition, and finding new ways to inform North Carolina citizens of the value and processes of open government in the state.
“Having an open and accessible government is so important in a democracy, and Elon's School of Communications is honored to be the home of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition," said Paul Parsons, dean of the school and a member of the coalition's board of directors. "Jonathan Jones will help spread the word about the value and processes of open government, and we are thrilled he will be joining our faculty.”