There are heroes among us. Who are they? If you know of someone who deserves to be recognized for outstanding work in ensuring transparency in government on the state or local level, then consider nominating that person for induction into a new, national Open Government Hall of Fame, Heroes of the 50 States.

The hall of fame is open to anyone who has made a substantial, sustained and lasting contribution to open government or freedom of information within one particular state. Nominees may come from government, the media, the non-profit sector, the legal profession or any other area of endeavor that involves citizen access to government records, meetings and procedures. Nominees may be living or dead, active or retired.

Nominations should include a cover letter identifying the nominee and the person or group making the nomination plus adequate support material to demonstrate the worthiness of the nominee.

Nominations must be received by Feb. 15. Send them to:

Charles Davis
NFOIC Headquarters
101 Reynolds Journalism Institute
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO   65211

All nominees will be evaluated by a screening committee of leaders of the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Society of
Professional Journalists, who will select the winners.

Should you have questions, contact Keith Robinson at (317) 752-8424 or Charles Davis at (573) 882-5736.