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Uncover the Facts With Public Records: How to Use Open Government Laws to Get Your Story

Tuesday, 05.08.2018

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Commerce Club

49th Floor
191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303


Join us for an open records and meetings workshop on May 8!

The Atlanta Press Club and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation invite you to a session on how to use Georgia’s open meetings and open records laws to dig into what’s happening inside state and local government.

Ken Foskett of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigations team, Jim Zachary, CNHI deputy national editor, and First Amendment attorney Tom Clyde, partner at Kilpatrick Townsend, will explain how to:

– Use public records to find out about government operations at all levels
– Know which public meetings are open under Georgia law
– Challenge agencies and officials who don’t comply with open government laws


May 8, 2018
5:30 p.m. — Mixer
6:30 p.m. — Program begins
8:30 p.m. — Adjourn


The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree St. NE
49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303;

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $10 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also conveniently located nearby.


Free for Atlanta Press Club (register here) and Georgia First Amendment Foundation members (register here). Event is $15 for nonmembers. Price includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available.

Join both organizations now for a limited-offer $50 rate. Call 404-577-7377 to take advantage of this limited-time offer!

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation is a membership-based nonprofit 501(c) (3) dedicated to preserving and expanding rights to open, transparent government and free speech. Learn more at, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Ga_FAF.