Local Government Webinar: “Illinois Open Meetings Act” June 16 - U of I Extension

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Local Government Webinar: “Illinois Open Meetings Act” June 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2016

University of Illinois Extension Local Government Network will host a webinar on the Illinois Open Meetings Act Thursday, June 16 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.   The Illinois Attorney General’s Office will highlight the training and tools required for implementing this policy at the local level.

The speaker for the webinar is Christopher Boggs, Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in the Public Access Bureau, who assists the Public Access Counselor in resolving Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) violations and provides educational training to state and local Illinois government entities.  Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Boggs served as a Post-Doctoral Legal Fellow in the Office of University Counsel for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Boggs clerked for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Office of Special Counsel, The Honorable Joe Billy McDade of the Central District of Illinois, and United States Senator Barack Obama.  Boggs received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

There is no cost to attend the webinars, however pre-registration is required.  Register at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=14688. For more information, contact Chris Casey, Community and Economic Development Educator for University of Illinois Extension, at 217-287-7246, ccasey1@illinois.edu or your local Extension office.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

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