Yesterday in Hershey, I spoke to members of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania at their Newly Elected Officials Workshop & Fall Conference.
Not surprisingly, I focused on Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. More specifically, I encouraged counties (the same would apply to other agencies) to post their most commonly requested records online. For example:
- County Budgets (which should be posted somewhere easy to find)
- Meeting Minutes
- Contact Information
- Meeting Video (e.g., Cumberland County posts commissioner meetings on YouTube)
We also discussed effective ways to use social media and how the RTKL applies to social media, as well as some common-sense ways to reduce the burden of the RTKL on agency employees.
Many thanks to CCAP for the invitation. I appreciate the chance to speak to county commissioners from across Pennsylvania.
Here’s the PowerPoint presentation I used:
If you’re interested in training about the Right-to-Know Law and/or the Sunshine Act (for agencies or requesters), please let us know.