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Public FOI Workshop February 13 At Municipal Center



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The public is invited to learn about the Freedom of Information Act during a free workshop Tuesday, February 13, at 7 pm, in the Council Chambers of Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.ct.gov/FOI.

The workshop was originally scheduled for January 24.

The FOI Commission conducts workshops around the state helping citizens and officials understand their rights and their obligations under the FOI Act.

Thomas A. Hennick, public information officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will offer an overview of Freedom of Information Act requirements including types of meetings; which groups fall under FOI regulations; meeting notice requirements; filing of meeting minutes; and requests for public records.

The workshop will also cover executive sessions: when to enter executive session, who can be included, what can be discussed, what action can be taken, how to identify executive session on an agenda, and the motion to go into executive session.

There will be a questions and answers portion of the evening.

All department heads, board and commission members, and members of the public are encouraged to attend the free workshop.

For additional information the CT FOI Commission can be reached at 860-566-5682 or toll-free (within Connecticut) 866-374-3617, or visit

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