Henry J. Zaccardi and co-presenter, Tom Hennick of the FOI Commission, will present the workshop, “Social Media and Electronic Communications: Are You Aware of the Requirements?” at the 2017 CCM Annual Convention.

Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) details requirements for notice and access to public meetings, recordkeeping, and requests for information. It applies to all local government agencies, departments, institutions, boards, commissions, and authorities and their committees, but a Freedom of Information Commission report concluded that the FOIA is widely misunderstood.

In this session, Henry and Tom will address the changing landscape of municipal communication and documentation from paper to electronic and discuss how these requirements relate to electronic communication and social media. They will also touch on problems and concerns with FOIA as it relates to social media, and electronic communications as well as what electronic communications must be disclosed under FOIA and what is exempt & excluded.

The Convention is CCM’s marquee event bringing together Connecticut municipal and state personnel of all levels. The events allow attendees to share experiences and discuss current regional, state, and national trends affecting their communities.  For more information and to register, visit CCM’s Annual Convention event page.

When: November 28-29, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Where: Foxwoods Resort, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT