Open Government Seminar to be held May 3 in Conroe

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas will host an Open Government Seminar in Conroe, north of Houston, on Tuesday, May 3, featuring training in the state’s public meetings and public records laws.

The non-profit FOI Foundation, partnering with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, will offer the one-day seminar designed for government employees, journalists, attorneys and members of the general public who want to learn more about the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act.

Register by clicking here or on the Activities and Programs section of the FOI Foundation website.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with the Attorney General’s Office providing training on the Texas Public Information Act and TPIA cost rules. Those sessions are free and conclude at 11:30 a.m.

The FOI Foundation will present a session at each seminar on the Texas Open Meetings Act starting at 1 p.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. Admission for this session is $50. The event will take place at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

Participants may attend either or both sessions, which are approved by the Attorney General’s Office as meeting the state requirements for open government training for public officials. The seminar also qualifies for Continuing Legal Education through the State Bar of Texas.

Supporting the FOI Foundation as sponsors of the Conroe seminar are the Houston Chronicle and

To register and for further details, click here or contact the FOI Foundation office at 512-377-1575.