SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCES 2015 TRANSPARENCY TOUR

Montpelier, VT – Secretary of State Jim Condos announces he will conduct a 12 stop tour to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees and citizens who serve on local government boards. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events.

After a presentation there will be time for Q&A and a general discussion with the audience. This is a great opportunity to address specific issues that you may have questions about, and to discuss the nuances of these laws. 

Secretary Condos stated, “Open and transparent government is good government! Vermont’s citizens deserve accountability in their government. This tour allows me to assist Vermont’s public officials who must abide by these laws every day. We recognize that these laws are not always clear and we need to hear from them regarding the challenges they face and the questions they have. I look forward to engaging in an open discussion about the importance of access to public records and public meetings.”

All events will be held from 6‐8 pm. Dates and locations are as follows:

Montpelier Pavilion Building Tuesday October 11th

Colchester St. Mike’s College Thursday October 13th

Newport Goodrich Library Thursday October 20th

St. Albans Town Town Hall Tuesday October 25th

Springfield Springfield High School Wednesday October 26th

Brattleboro Town Hall Thursday October 27th

St. Johnsbury St. J Middle School Tuesday November 1st

Morrisville Municipal Offices Thursday November 3rd

Middlebury Ilsley Public Library Monday November 7th

Bennington Fire Facility Wednesday November 9th

Rutland City Hall Thursday November 17th

White River Junction Bugbee Senior Center Tuesday November 22nd

We are pleased to welcome the participation of the following organizations: VT League of Cities and Towns, VT Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association, VT School Boards Association, VT Press Association, VT American Civil Liberties Union and VT Common Cause.

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