NJFOG is pleased to report that we’ve been invited to present to the Buena Borough Council at its May 8th meeting at 5:30 PM. Buena is located in Atlantic County. NJFOG will make a short presentation on the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and will discuss compliance with these laws.
It’s not every day that a government agency invites us to speak, and we are pleased to be working together with public officials to further our educational mission.
The Borough Clerk reached out to us in March seeking training for Borough officials on the rules for responding to Open Public Records Act requests, among other topics. With many OPRA requests to respond to and many departments and officials called upon for responsive records, it’s easy to understand the benefit of everyone knowing the process. It may ease the workload of the OPRA Custodian and result in more thorough, timely responses to requestors. A win-win!
NJFOG welcomes this kind of outreach and looks forward to working with other local agencies.