Save the date: First Amendment Foundation presents Sunshine Law seminar at Blake Library

A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State University College of Law, Barbara A. Petersen is president of Florida’s First Amendment Foundation. Petersen is the author of numerous reports and articles on open government issues. She currently sits on the board of the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC), having served as its president and treasurer. Petersen served as chair of Florida’s Commission on Open Government Reform.

The Florida First Amendment Foundation’s Barbara A. Petersen will present two educational training opportunities on Florida’s open meetings and public records law. The first Sunshine Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at the Blake Library beginning at 6:30 pm. Basic information on Florida’s open government laws will be presented. The second seminar will be held on Thursday, April 4 beginning at 8:30 am at the Blake Library. The second seminar will feature a more in-depth look at public records law.

The First Amendment Foundation is a highly visible and accessible source of authoritative information, expertise, and assistance to the public and news media. It was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984 by The Florida Press Association, the Florida Society of Newspapers Editors, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters to ensure that public commitment and progress in the areas of free speech, free press, and open government do not become checked and diluted during Florida’s changing times.

Its purpose is to protect and advance the public’s constitutional right to open government by providing education and training, legal aid and information services. Funding is based on voluntary contributions from various organizations and concerned individuals.

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