(BOISE) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG) invite the public to attend an online seminar focused on public records and open meetings. Elected officials, government staff, reporters and members of the public are all invited to attend.

The virtual event will be streamed on YouTube from 2:00 to 4:00 MST on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The seminar will also be archived on YouTube for those who cannot attend the training live.

Wasden, Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane and IDOG President Betsy Russell will serve as panelists. The seminar is a continuation of the 50 open government trainings Wasden has hosted with IDOG since 2004.

“The COVID-19 pandemic sidelined our in-person trainings the last two years, so we’re overdue to talk to Idahoans about government transparency,” Wasden said. “I often hear from constituents who have questions about Idaho’s open meetings and public records laws, and I know there are a lot of new public officials and reporters who are navigating these waters for the first time. The virtual seminar is a good way to address this demand statewide.”

The information presented will be similar to that typically offered during the in-person events, though the program will be adapted to fit the online forum.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Idaho’s open meetings and public records laws. Those interested in attending can register here. Questions can be emailed during the event to questions@ag.idaho.gov.