Open Meetings Law Workshop

robertjfreemanMHLS is pleased to announce that we will host a workshop presented by the Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, Robert Freeman.

This workshop is designed to help directors and trustees better understand two New York State laws that are central to transparency and accountability. In this workshop we will:

  • Learn the basics of Open Meetings Law and how it impacts board meetings;
  • Learn about the scope of the Freedom of Information Law, including internal procedures that should be in place when responding to request; and
  • Receive answers to frequently asked questions!

Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm at the MHLS Auditorium (105 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601).

Mr. Freeman is a long-time open government advocate and has worked for the Committee on Open Government since its creation in 1974. He is the recipient of numerous honors, most recently the Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2010 Mr. Freeman was selected by the National Freedom of Information Coalition for their Heroes of the 50 States and inducted into The Open Government Hall of Fame in 2010.

Please register online for this event at