Sunshine Laws State Certification Program

This Class Has Been Cancelled!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

This Class Has Been Cancelled (we hope to reschedule!)

EmpowerU partners with the Ohio Auditor’s Office to present Sunshine Laws Certification Training.   If you are interested in obtaining this certification EmpowerU is providing an opportunity for you to do so locally.   

With many municipalities struggling with Open Records and Meeting Violations we encourage all citizen activists to take this training.   Accountability in Government starts with Sunshine–but training is a must.

The Sunshine Laws Certification Training, provided by the Ohio Auditor’s Office, is a three-hour certification training session provided to all elected officials, and/or their appropriate designees, as well as members of the general public.  

Ohio Revised Code Section 109.43(B) states:

The Auditor shall develop, provide, and certify training programs and seminars for all elected officials or their appropriate designees in order to enhance the officials’ knowledge of the duty to provide access to public records as required by section 149.43 of the Revised Code.  The training shall be three hours for every term of office for which the elected official was appointed or elected to the public office involved.

Each session includes an in-depth analysis of Ohio’s Public Records Act, with a brief discussion of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act.

You absolutely must register for this FREE class to be included and to receive your certification.  Because this class includes certification it is not presented virtually.

Registration opens at 9:30 am.

This Class is Sponsored by Jay Janus, Jr.

Our presenter from the Ohio Auditor’s Office will be Patrick LeClair.

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber

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