Virginia Coalition for Open Government names award winners

From The Daily Progress: The Virginia Coalition for Open Government has announced the recipients of its annual open government awards.

At its conference next month, the coalition will honor Washington Post reporters Laura Vozzella and Rosalind Helderman, who used public records to unearth Gov. Bob McDonnell's gift scandal; Fairfax County Clerk of Court John Frey, who has made county court opinions available to the public without charge; and Charles Landis, of Onancock, who successfully represented himself in two Freedom of Information lawsuits in 2012 and 2013.

The recipients will be honored at the coalition’s annual conference Dec. 6 at the Williamsburg Community Building.

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The Virginia Coalition for Open Government is a member of NFOIC. –eds