2012 FOI Hero Award Winner Announced


Toby Nixon, State Open Government Hall of FameToby Nixon, president of Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) and a city council member in Kirkland, Washington, has been selected for induction into Heroes of the 50 States: The State Open Government Hall of Fame for 2012.

NFOIC and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced Nixon’s selection jointly on April 6, 2012. The State Open Government Hall of Fame, begun in 2003, was developed by national leaders of SPJ and NFOIC to recognize the contributions made by open government advocates in individual states.

This year’s formal induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12, at a luncheon during the 2012 FOI Summit at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club in Madison, Wisconsin, hosted by NFOIC and the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.

Read more about this year's inductee, Toby Nixon, here.