WMU News

Attorney General to discuss Freedom of Information Act

Feb. 19, 2001

A March 1 visit to the WMU campus by Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm will give area citizens and government officials alike an overview of the Michigan laws that govern public meetings and access to information.

Granholm will offer a seminar on Michigan's Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Kirsch Auditorium of the Fetzer Center. The event is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Gazette and the Michigan Press Association.

The seminar is similar to sessions Granholm has offered at other sites around the state that have been well received, says Gazette reporter Mike Tyree, who is coordinating the visit.

"This is a terrific opportunity for people to learn about the responsibilities and obligations of government and the rights of citizens," he notes. "This will not be a lecture. She'll take queries and really examine those fine lines that everyone wonders about."

There is no charge to attend the event, but those interested are asked to reserve a spot by calling 616 388-7777.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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