Speak Up! Guidelines for developing viewpoint-neutral public comment policies

  A lof people around Albuquerque are talking about  the Open Meetings Act today after a controversial vote to once again fund the water utility authority’s  program that adds fluoride to the water supply without first notifying the public or listing it on the public meeting agenda as required by state law. When lawmakers declared Open Read More …

Building refuge for federal climate & environmental data

Join FOG at the University of New Mexico’s first ever #datarescueabq in coordination with DataRefuge. Learn more about the importance of preserving federal climate, land use, and other data. Following training, stick around with your own laptop and work to identify high value datasets and seed web pages for harvest by the Internet Archive. Note: The Read More …

Follow the Money

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is co-sponsoring three free Money in Politics data training sessions in New Mexico in February and you’re invited to attend. Trainers from the National Institute on Money in State Politics will teach you how to use the Institute’s pilot ”Anomaly Detection” tool, so you can produce your own Read More …

Foundation Hires Veteran Journalist As Executive Director

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) announced Thursday that it has hired Peter St. Cyr as its executive director, effective January 1, 2017. “FOG’s board is delighted to have Peter as our executive director,” said Greg Williams, president of the FOG Board of Directors.  “Peter has a real passion for open government in New Read More …

Executive Director position available!

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is looking for an executive director to lead our statewide fight against secrecy and corruption and help usher in a culture of transparency and accountability. We have had enormous success in our 26-year history, and we’re just getting warmed up. Bring your ideas – for legislation, advocacy, fundraising, Read More …

Thank you, Dixon Lunch sponsors and guests!

We had another terrific First Amendment Dixon Lunch this year, thanks to our inspiring awardees, compelling keynote speaker and engaged attendees! We honored Dr. Annette Marie Rodriguez with the education award for her work exposing waste and corruption at Northern New Mexico College. The Santa Fe New Mexican’s chief political reporter, Steve Terrell, received an Read More …