Review Past Event - FOIA / OMA Webinar


Opening Doors FOIA OMA Webinar

Archived Event

Opening Doors ... Your Master Key for FOIA/OMA Compliance

Originally Held: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

 Presented by

H. William Reising & Rhonda R. Stowers

Webinar Overview

Among the most challenging issues municipal officials face is balancing the public’s right to know information about government’s dealings with the need for privacy in some situations.

Compliance with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) can be tricky for even seasoned public officials and employees. Recent court rulings and changing regulatory requirements further complicate this already complex area of public law.

This complimentary webinar was designed to provide a primer on FOIA and OMA, and to dive deeper into case law, new regulatory requirements and best practices for compliance.

Intended Audience

This webinar was designed to benefit municipal elected and appointed officials and their insurance providers.

Featured Speakers


H. William Reising is a former partner of the firm’s Flint, Michigan, office and a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Litigation Practice Group. 

Rhonda R. Stowers, Plunkett Cooney Flint Attorney  

An attorney in the firm’s Flint office, Rhonda R. Stowers has an extensive litigation practice that includes general liability, governmental law, commercial liability and real estate. Ms. Stowers has advised and defended numerous municipalities on a range of issues, including the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, federal and state constitutions, civil rights, zoning, charter amendments, ordinance drafting, and employment-related matters. She has also handled numerous misdemeanor prosecutions



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