March 21 Lunchtime Lecture – Tennessee Office of Open Records

photograph of Elisha Hodge

Thursday, March 21, we will welcome Elisha Hodge, Tennessee Office of Open Records Counsel, as she provides an overview of the Open Records Office for our March Lunchtime Lecture. Established by the Tennessee Public Records Act, the Office of Open Records assists in obtaining public records from local government, both in guiding citizens to the correct offices or officials and in working to resolve disputes regarding access to public records. Other services provided by this office include promoting education and awareness of the Tennessee public records and open meetings laws through direct outreach and through coordination with existing organizations. As Office of Open Records Counsel, Ms. Hodge also issues informal advisory opinions on open records issues and works in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Open Government to address open meetings and open records issues.

We’ll meet in Training Room 2 of TSU’s Avon Williams Campus downtown – see our 3rd Thursday page for more logistics.