The Indiana Coalition for Open Government will formalize a partnership with Indiana University’s School of Journalism at its annual meeting January 29. The meeting is open to ICOG members and the public.

ICOG, which has neither paid nor volunteer staff, carries out its programs through the work of an all-volunteer board of directors. The board decided last year that joining with an administrative partner would help perform activities such as maintaining the organization’s Web site, producing newsletters, and obtaining grants for access programming. The board of directors will continue to guide ICOG’s activities.

A number of access coalitions around the country have partnerships with universities. IU was selected by the ICOG board after proposals were sought from colleges and universities in Indiana. The partnership will be formalized with a contract signing at the annual meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for January 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the offices of the Society of Professional Journalists, 3909 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis.

The board will also elect officers at the meeting. The slate includes Keith Robinson, president; Terri Jett, vice president; Michael Jesse, secretary; and Gerry Lanosga, treasurer.