Tennessee Coalition for Open Government


Founded in 2003, the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government seeks to preserve, protect and improve citizen access to public information and open government in Tennessee through an alliance of citizens, journalists and civic groups. Our focus is research and education because we believe knowledgeable citizens are the best way to protect the free flow of information.

TCOG’s mission rests on the belief that access to government information, through public records and public meetings, is crucial in allowing informed citizen participation in a democratic society.

P.O. Box 22248
Nashville, TN 37202
United States

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Contact name
Deborah Fisher
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Executive Director
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Related blog entries

Keeping public records open in Tennessee

Posted Fri, 05/31/2019 - 9:00am
The head of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government said Thursday the 111th state General Assembly “did no harm” to government transparency this year, but warned of possible threats to open...

Why Tennessee Is Challenging the DOJ's Ethics

Posted Wed, 08/15/2018 - 3:12pm
The Justice Department has picked a fight with an obscure ethics agency in Tennessee about how much evidence — called “discovery” — federal prosecutors should have to hand over to defense attorneys...

TCOG Public Records Policy Audit 2018

Posted Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:11pm
Summary: A 2017-2018 public records policy audit by Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has found that many governmental bodies have adopted rigid rules and hurdles that threaten to slow down or...