CLE set for December 10

Open Records in the Time of Covid Click here to register. FOG’s Continuing Legal Education half-day seminar, “Open Records in the Time of Covid,” is set for December 10.  The in-class version will be limited to the first 20 registrants and others are invited to attend the training virtually. The onsite class will be held Read More …

Ready for a new challenge? Apply for the FOG Executive Director position

Summary:The FOG Executive Director is responsible for all administrative, fundraising, community outreach, advocacy, communication and financial responsibilities as outlined below. This person will be charged with a wide range of responsibilities from responding to hotline inquiries related to New Mexico’s inspection of public records act and open meeting laws along with posting regularly on social Read More …

Titan Of Journalism Martin Baron to Keynote Annual Dixon Awards

2021 William S. Dixon Awards Event October 7, 2021. Get your tickets here He’s been called a hero, a legendary journalist, and the ultimate old-school editor. When he retired this year from a 40-plus-year career, a billionaire, Hollywood moguls and news media elite attended his retirement sendoff. Now, retired Washington Post Editor Martin Baron will Read More …

We have the right to know

In the interesting and trying days that are upon us it seems that everyone has an opinion of our federal, state and even local governments and are more than willing to share that opinion. While these discussions make for exciting dinner conversation, it seems that citizens have forgotten we have a “right to know” what Read More …

Nominations are now open for 2021 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award – given to those who believe in government transparency at the state or local level – and who have made significant contributions to casting sunshine (transparency) on government operations in New Mexico.  Award Read More …

The Business Case for Open Government, and the Governance for Open Business

by Charles “Kip” Purcell             Thirty-odd years ago, a champion of government transparency was lectured by a legislator who insisted that no one really cared what the government did behind closed doors, other than a special-interest group known as the press.             The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government was founded in the wake of Read More …