South Georgia Open Government Symposium set

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm

The South Georgia OPEN GOVERNMENT SYMPOSIUM will be held in Valdosta, Ga. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Lowndes County Administration Building.

Join TPOG Director Jim Zachary and GFAF President Hyde Post for three hours of training on government transparency, beginning at 9 a.m. in downtown Valdosta.

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Hyde Post

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Jim Zachary

The Transparency Project of Georgia and Georgia First Amendment Foundation event is free and open to the general public.

This second in the statewide series of Open Government Symposiums is being hosted by the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners.

Free materials will be distributed.

Government officials, attorneys, staff, students, journalists, community groups and residents are encouraged to attend.

Email for info or to confirm your attendance.

Time to build culture of open government

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

MACON — Watchdog groups, community activists, students and journalists joined the Transparency Project of Georgia and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation for the first in a statewide series of Open Government Symposiums in Macon Friday. Jim Zachary told the group, “It is up to all of us to build a culture of government transparency across the state of Georgia.”

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You are invited to a free open government event

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2014 at 8:21 am


Open Government Symposium • Friday Oct. 17

Center for Collaborative Journalism, Macon, Ga.

Holly Manheimer, GFAF  Jim Zachary, TPOG
• Open Records: It’s the Law
• Open Meetings: It’s the Law
• Why Govt. Transparency Matters
• Open forum / round table

Presenters field your questions, hear your stories and candidly discuss open government issues with attendees.

Who should attend? Local government officials, watchdog groups, journalists including publishers, editors, reporters, educators and anyone with an interest in government transparency

For more information call 865.789.7994

Friday, October 17, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lunch: On your own
Location :Center for Collaborative Journalism – Mercer Village, Mercer University – Macon

Directions: Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University, 1675 Montpelier, Macon, Georgia.
At Mercer Village, located directly across the street from Margaritas restaurant.
From I-75 take the Mercer University Drive exit.

Sponsored by:  Georgia College Press Association & Center for Collaborative Journalism

RSVP Jim Zachary,


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