Honor Open Gov heros; Dixon Awards Lunch Tickets On Sale

Join us as we celebrate almost three decades of open government advocacy at the 2017 Williams S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque. The 2017 Dixon Awards will honor the accomplishments of citizens and organizations around New Mexico who champion Read More …

Nominate a Transparency Champion for a William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (“FOG’”) is accepting nominations for its 2017 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards. The awards, which recognize individuals or organizations in New Mexico who champion open government in the areas of business, law, education, government, journalism and citizen advocacy, will be presented to winners during FOG’s annual Read More …

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 …