The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government was incorporated as a nonprofit entity in 1999 by the director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University. Its original sponsors were the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, and the Kansas Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The organization’s secretariat services were performed by the Kansas Press Association from 2000 until 2005, when Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication assumed those services. In 2014 its operations, affairs, and finances were undertaken by a board of directors with representatives from industries with interest in open government, primarily media, law and journalism.
In 2022, the organization changed its name to the Kansas Coalition for Open Government (KCOG).
Max Kautsch, President
Attorney at Law
Emily Bradbury, Secretary
Executive Director, Kansas Press Association
Allison Mazzei, Treasurer
President, Kansas Association of Broadcasters
Former Executive Director, Kansas Press Association
Former President, Kansas Assn. of Broadcasters
Kansas League of Women Voters
News Director, KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
President, Loud Light
Reporter/Founder, The Lawrence Times
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