Third Arkansas Transparency in Government Group Symposium
Scheduled for October 15, 2022

The third Arkansas Transparency in Government Group Symposium is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, in Room “B” of the Signature Bank Building in Harrison.  The Building is located 2 blocks northeast of the historic Harrison Town Square.

The Symposium is being organized and sponsored by members of the Boone County Transparency in Government Group headquartered in Harrison.  Questions, suggestions and/or comments relating to any aspect of the Symposium may be telephoned to Dr. Bill Ray Lewis at 870-741-1269 in Harrison.

The Symposium, dedicated to the dissemination of valuable information relating to all aspects of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967, is free to the general public and promises to feature several very knowledgeable, passionate and informed speakers concerning this valuable State statute.

Symposium participants will hear presentations concerning how to submit FOIA requests, how requests should be answered, the responsibility of nonprofit and nongovernmental agencies--if they receive public funds--and the status of past and present litigation affecting FOIA related issues.

All Symposium attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the new 20th edition of the ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT HANDBOOK and a copy of the FOIA “Treatise”, 6th edition, will be given as a door prize.  Participants will also be treated to free “snacks” and soft drinks during the morning and afternoon “breaks” and will be provided a free lunch at noon.

Preregistration for this timely, valuable and informational Arkansas Freedom of Information Act Symposium is not required.  The pubic is encouraged to attend!


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It is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that the electors shall be advised of the performances of public officials and of the decisions they make--and why they make those decisions. Toward this end, the membership activities of those chapters functioning under the umbrella of THE ARKANSAS TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT GROUP are dedicated to the proper implementation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967, as amended. 

Chapter activities are designed to help make it possible for all Arkansas citizens to learn their rights--and claim those rights--under the provisions of that far-reaching and important statute.

It is anticipated that this website will be interesting, informative, inspirational and helpful.

The Arkansas Transparency in Government Group