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Dan Bevarly, NFOIC Executive Director to Address Open Government Challenges
November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“Today, members of the public – not journalists – lead the number of requests for public records! Those enacting reforms in state legislatures and executive branch agencies will require a broader, more diverse consortium of people and organizations.” So says Dan Bevarly, executive director of the National Freedom of information Coalition, headquartered in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Dan’s presentation, “Challenges to State Open Government and Freedom of Information,” at the Widener University, Delaware Law School, Room 119, will begin at 7 p.m. He will offer tips on how individuals can be more involved and will take questions and comments afterward.
The event, hosted by the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Delaware Press Association, and the League of Women Voters, is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Dan works to support and strengthen all of the state open government coalitions. His experience in state and local government for 13 years has enabled his success with NFOIC just as it did during a career that spans the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Originally serving as a contractor to develop and manage programs for NFOIC’s state affiliate members when he came on board in 2013, he work led to an online network of affiliate websites, and a prototype web-based FOI training portal for public employees. Dan is also an adjunct professor of American Government at Florida Gulf Coast University and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.