NMFOG Spring Board Meeting

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government will hold its spring board meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the iHeart Media Complex, 5411 Jefferson St. NE. The meeting begins at 12 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.  

Nominations are Now Open for 2018 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards

Albuquerque, N.M. – The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is now accepting nominations for the 2018 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award. The honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of citizens and organizations in New Mexico who champion transparency and defend the people’s right to know the affairs of government. Award recipients will be Read More …

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Seeks Executive Director

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization committed to helping citizens, students, educators, public officials, members of the media and legal professionals understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities under New Mexico sunshine laws, the federal Freedom of Information Act and the First Amendment. We educate, advocate and (at Read More …

Majors named interim NMFOG executive director

The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) today announced that Melanie J. Majors will become NMFOG’s interim executive director. She replaces Peter St. Cyr, who was named executive director in late 2016. A longtime advocate for open government, Mr. St. Cyr plans to continue to work in the public’s Read More …

Candidates for governor pledge transparency

Candidates for governor of New Mexico in 2018 are on the record in support of the public’s right to know. Republican Steve Pearce joined Democrats Jeff Apodaca, Joseph Cervantes, Peter DeBenedittis, and Michelle Lujan Grisham at NMFOG’s first ever Sunshine Week Open Government Candidate Forum focused solely on open government issues on Sunday afternoon at Read More …

NMFOG Names Karen Moses Next Board President

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced the election of new members to its Board of Directors and the appointment of Karen Moses, the editor of the Albuquerque Journal, to board president beginning January 1, 2018. Moses, a University of New Mexico journalism graduate, replaces Greg Williams, NMFOG’s Board President for the past three Read More …

Get smart with open government

The New Mexico Foundation legal review committee members along with two guest instructors spent a day training attorneys, journalists and interested citizens about open government legal issues during the group’s annual continuing legal education training program on Nov 3 in Albuquerque. The informative sessions focused on recent court decisions and controversies surrounding government transparency. Legal Read More …