Sunshine Laws - Open Meeting and Public Records in Iowa

  • November 01, 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SUNSHINE LAWS – Open Meeting and Public Records in Iowa

November 1, 2017

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm



Join us for this free webinar that will cover the basics of open meetings and open records law for county officials and employees. This webinar is open to everyone and a recording will be available on the ISAC website.

SUNSHINE LAWS - Open Meetings and Public Records in Iowa

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”  (Patrick Henry)

Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22 provide the public with the means to access their government through open meetings and public records. This hour we will address the basics of our Sunshine Laws, so that you will know your responsibilities in ensuring a transparent and open government.

Margaret Johnson serves as Executive Director of the Iowa Public Information Board.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Iowa State University and a law degree from Marshall/Wythe Law School at the College of William and Mary.  Her prior legal experience includes serving as a captain with the Army JAGC; assistant district attorney in the 4th Judicial District, Colorado; assistant county attorney for Teller County, Colorado; private practice; the El Paso County GAL office; contract prosecutor for the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board and Fremont County, Iowa, county attorney.  Her judicial experience is as a substitute juvenile magistrate in Colorado.  Ms. Johnson’s non-legal work experience includes as summer editor and desk editor of the Iowa State Daily, editor of the Amicus Curiae at William and Mary and approved mediator in Colorado and Iowa.



Rachel E. Bennett

Member Relations Manager

Iowa State Association of Counties

5500 Westown Parkway, Suite 190

West Des Moines, IA 50266


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