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Open meeting, open records training scheduled across state

TOPEKA-Registration is now open for the annual Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Act training seminars. The seminars will be presented at six locations across Kansas and are sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office, Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, Kansas Press Association and Kansas Newspaper Foundation.

“We are pleased to once again offer these seminars on the basics of Kansas open meeting and open records laws,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. “Keeping public officials, members of the media, and the general public informed about the requirements of these laws helps prevent unintentional violations from occurring.”

The schedule for the sessions is as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 22, 9 a.m.-noon: Dodge City Community College Theater, 2501 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 9 a.m.-noon: Cloud County Community College Main Building, 2221 Campus Dr., Concordia.
  • Thursday, July 24, 1-4 p.m.: Memorial Hall Auditorium, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka.
  • Friday, July 25, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Wichita State University, Marcus Welcome Center, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita.
  • Friday, July 25, 2-5 p.m.: Emporia State University Memorial Union, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia.
  • Monday, July 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Johnson County Central Library, Carmack Community Room, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park.

These seminars are free, and open to the public. Space at each location is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants can register on the Kansas Attorney General’s website,, or by calling 785-296-2215 or 888-428-8436.

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