GRADD hosting open records training for public agencies

Green River Area Development District (GRADD) is partnering with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to present a special training for public officials on Wednesday, February 17.

The free workshop—“What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Understanding Open Meetings, Open Records and Records Management”—will feature two sessions at the GRADD office (300 GRADD Way, Owensboro):
• Open Records/Open Meetings
(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
• Records Management
(1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Individuals from any organization that conducts public meetings or maintains public records are invited to attend. More than 50 representatives of local agencies—including city and county government, utilities, planning/zoning, education, public health and corrections—have already registered to participate.

“One of the key responsibilities of government at any level is to foster transparency and accountability,” said Jiten Shah, GRADD executive director. “We want to help our local agencies better understand the laws that inform how they transact business on behalf of their citizens.”

This event has been approved for training credit hours for both city and county officials (through the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Department for Local Government, respectively).

To view the full agenda or to register to attend, please visit (There is no cost to attend, however registration is requested.)

For more information, contact GRADD public administration specialist Taylor Gogel at 270-926-4433.

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