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Ohio Sunshine Law Training

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office will release the new editions of the Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual in mid-March. On Friday, April 4, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., TMACOG Tech will bring staff from the Attorney General’s office to Owens Community College to provide training on this important government responsibility. There is no charge for the training. Register for the Ohio Sunshine Law training online here.

“The training is intended to enhance officials’ knowledge of their duty to provide access to public records, and to provide guidance in updating their offices’ public records policies.”
- Ohio Attorney General’s Office


All elected officials in the state of Ohio, or their appropriate designees, are required to attend training approved by the Attorney General once per elected term. The purpose of this training is to ensure that all employees of public offices understand their obligations under the Public Records Act. This training is intended to enhance officials’ knowledge of their duty to provide access to public records, and to provide guidance in updating their offices’ public records policies.

Note that while it is permissible to send a delegate, TMACOG leadership strongly encourages elected officials to attend training in person. “It happens every year,” said TMACOG President Tony Reams, “council members delegate an administrative staffer to attend training, and then the very next week the council makes a mistake before the only trained person can catch it. Good governance requires that the people responsible for following the rules, understand the rules.”

For more information about the Ohio Sunshine Laws training, contact: Peggy Ricard, 419.241.9155 ext. 105

 


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