The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government sponsors a variety of events throughout the year.

Dixon Awards

The William S. Dixon Awards will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel at I-25 and Louisiana.

CLE — Continuing Education Seminar

We’ve set the date and have secured a great introductory speaker for the annual FOG Continuing Education Seminar, which will focus on transparency laws and cases in New Mexico.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura will be the first speaker Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Albuquerque Journal Board Room 7777 Jefferson NE from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Stay tuned for details.


An open data Hackathon, a gathering to promote creative problem solving and increase the level of transparency.

There are many problems associated with accessing electronic records and FOG believes that by promoting and hosting the Hackathon it can improving access to electronic records.

  • The activity may prove to be a key element to addressing and easing the backlog of Inspection of Public Records requests throughout the state.
  • Rapid rates of technological change, growing data volumes and other pressures remain largely unchanged.
  • It may have the added benefit of eliminating any potential barriers from records custodians.
  • It is also an innovative way to reach another potential audience who can help FOG deliver its message of education, advocacy and litigation in places not previously reached.