Just a quick heads up to readers in southwest Missouri: The Missouri Sunshine Coalition is planning a get-acquainted meeting in Springfield on Thursday, June 25, from 5-7 on the Drury University campus.
The meeting will be held at Reed Auditorium, Trustee Science Center at Drury. Registration and refreshments begin at 5, and the program begins at 5:30. The coalition will discuss the results of a sunshine audit of several Missouri towns in this region, and the response from local government to a simple request for the budget. Paul McMasters, noted National Freedom of Information Act expert and a former executive director of the Freedom Forum will attend to talk about the importance of access laws. A representative from Attorney General Chris Koster's office has been invited to attend.
I hope you'll be able to come. I'm really looking forward to being there. Tell your local public officials about the meeting and invite them! Come support this organization's efforts to strengthen the understanding of this law in the state. We'll welcome your membership in the coalition!