Join us as we celebrate almost three decades of open government advocacy at the 2018 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.
The 2018 Dixon Awards will honor the accomplishments of citizens and organizations around New Mexico who champion transparency and defend the people’s right to know the affairs of government.
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The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (“FOG'”) is accepting nominations for its 2018 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 awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 3 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Albuquerque.
Please write a nomination letter and submit in addition with this form. Nomination letters should include information about the nominee’s record of accomplishment using New Mexico’s sunshine laws to advance government transparency, hold the powerful accountable, inspire civic engagement, and educate the public about their rights to know the affairs of government.
Deadline to Submit Nominations: June 22, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
Email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be announced in at the end of August and recognized at FOG’s annual Dixon Award Lunch on Wednesday, October 4 at at the Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place, NE, in Albuquerque.
Proceeds from the 2018 Dixon Award Luncheon benefit the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, a 501(c)(3) New Mexican nonprofit corporation.
For sponsorship information, call FOG Executive Interim Director Melanie J. Majors at (505) 764-3750.
Founded in 1990, The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government educates, advocates and litigates for transparency. FOG is the only statewide non-profit, non-partisan, member-supported organization dedicated to protecting the public’s right to know. FOG is committed to enhancing our democracy by informing citizens and officials about their rights and responsibilities under New Mexico’s Sunshine Laws. To learn more, visit www.nmfog.org.