Due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Governor Lamont’s Executive Order requiring all non-essential employees to work from home, staff of the Freedom of Information Commission will not be present at the Commission's office beginning March 24, 2020 and will telework in accordance with the Governor’s Order. Commission staff will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances and will retrieve and respond to voice mail and email communications. Please feel free to contact the Commission at 860-566-5682 or by email at: foi@ct.gov. No CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS are currently scheduled through July 17, 2020. The next REGULAR MEETING of the FOI Commission is scheduled for July 8, 2020. This meeting will be conducted via telephone ONLY.  See Agenda for meeting access instructions.

FOIC’s Hispanic Outreach Program

 

2019

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, attorneys from the Freedom of Information Commission participated in Hartford’s South End Community Day, explaining to attendees, in English and Spanish, how to access public records and attend meetings. In addition, the attorneys distributed 40 donated backpacks filled with school supplies to children in attendance.

Attorneys Valicia Harmon & Danielle McGee in Hartford’s South End Community Day.

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2016

Outreach
   
Attorneys Tracie Brown & Valicia Harmon at the 2016 Maple Avenue Revitalization Group (MARG) Barry Square Community Day, August 11, 2016 held in the parking lot of The Webster Theater.
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2016 MARG Barry Square Community Day “Backpack Raffle.”  FOIC donated backpacks with contributions from the Commission’s staff and friends.
 
 
2015

 

FOIC Staff Attorneys Valicia Harmon and Tracie Brown at Hartford's Community Day, August 19, 2012.
Attorneys Tracie Brown & Valicia Harmon at the 2015 MARG Barry Square Community Day, August 16, 2015 held in the parking lot of The Webster Theater.
FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon is set to great visitors at Community Day in Hartford, August 19, 2012. Attorney Harmon speaks fluent Spanish.
Attorneys Tracie Brown & Valicia Harmon at the FOIC’s booth inviting the community to share some popcorn and juice while offering materials and answering questions on the FOI Act.
 

FOIC Staff Attorneys Valicia Harmon and Tracie Brown at Hartford's Community Day, August 19, 2012.

Volunteers carry the FOIC banner in the 2015 Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade

FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon is set to great visitors at Community Day in Hartford, August 19, 2012. Attorney Harmon speaks fluent Spanish.
 "Studio 860” dance troupe marched under the FOIC banner dancing in support of government transparency in the 2015 Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade.
FOIC Staff Attorneys Valicia Harmon and Tracie Brown at Hartford's Community Day, August 19, 2012.
MARG President Hyacinth Yennie speaks to the Community before the bike and backpack raffles.
FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon is set to great visitors at Community Day in Hartford, August 19, 2012. Attorney Harmon speaks fluent Spanish.
Attorneys Valicia Harmon & Tracie Brown distributing the backpacks donated with contributions from the Commission’s staff and friends. Special thanks to the Wallace Stevens Book Club for its generous donation.
 
 
2014

 

FOIC Staff Attorneys Valicia Harmon and Tracie Brown at Hartford's Community Day, August 19, 2012.
FOIC staff members Tracie Brown and Valicia Harmon at the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade, on June 1, 2014.
FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon is set to great visitors at Community Day in Hartford, August 19, 2012. Attorney Harmon speaks fluent Spanish.
FOIC staff member Tracie Brown (left) at the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 1, 2014.
 
 
2012
 
FOIC Staff Attorneys Valicia Harmon and Tracie Brown at Hartford's Community Day, August 19, 2012.
FOIC Staff Attorneys Valicia Harmon and Tracie Brown at Hartford’s Community Day, August 19, 2012.
FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon is set to great visitors at Community Day in Hartford, August 19, 2012. Attorney Harmon speaks fluent Spanish.
FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon is set to great visitors at Community Day in Hartford, August 19, 2012. Attorney Harmon speaks fluent Spanish.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Seguerra with FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon at the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group’s Meet the Faces of Hartford event, December 13, 2012.
Top: Hartford Mayor Pedro Seguerra with FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon at the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group’s Meet the Faces of Hartford event, December 13, 2012.
Right: FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon with Patricia Knapp of the Hartford Public Library, Campfield Branch, at the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group’s Meet the Faces of Hartford event, December 13, 2012.
FOIC Staff Attorney Valicia Harmon with Patricia Knapp of the Hartford Public Library, Campfield Branch, at the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group’s Meet the Faces of Hartford event, December 13, 2012.