Public meetings and records are focus of Iowa workshops

From The Des Moines Register:  Open-government advocates are sponsoring three workshops next month to help Iowa citizens become more engaged, according to a news release.

It’s the second year for the program sponsored by the Iowa Newspaper Foundation and the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. This year’s workshop is titled “The People Have the Power: Making a Difference in Your Community.” Workshop topics will include public meetings and public records, and resources available through the new Iowa Public Information Board.

The sessions are free, and no registration is required. Each runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.:

SEPT. 12: Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames.

SEPT. 19: PZAZZ hotel complex, Burlington.

SEPT. 26: Hilton Garden Inn, Council Bluffs.

For more information, call 515-271-2295 or email

Iowa Freedom of Information Council is a member of NFOIC. –eds.