During the past 15 years of its existence, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition has undertaken a wide variety of activities to further its mission, including the publication of brochures, videos and the presentation of regional seminars throughout the state each year in partnership with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office for local and state officials regarding the Kansas Open Records (KORA) and Open Meetings Acts (KOMA). They typically are well-attended by media and public officials, with 100-plus typically attending the session that is presented in Topeka.
The Coalition also maintains a Resources web page linking to pertinent statutes, open government outreach efforts, and a link to a telephone hotline where citizens can pose questions regarding open government.
In addition to these activities, the Coalition plans to present programs as part of the annual National Sunshine Week held in March, continue the KORA/KOMA regional educational seminars, partner with the Kansas League of Women Voters on additional open government projects, serve as a clearing house and resource for citizens and organizations seeking information about open government, and serve as the go-to resource for questions by media representatives about the propriety of meetings and records closures.
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