NOTICE: 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: CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS scheduled through May 1, 2020 are POSTPONED. The REGULAR MEETINGS of the FOI Commission scheduled for March 25, 2020, April 7, 2020 and April 22, 2020 are CANCELED.



Attorney Ryan P. Barry has been a member of the Freedom of Information Commission since 2013, appointed to the Commission by the Speaker of Connecticut’s House of Representatives.  Ryan is the managing partner of the law firm of Ryan, Barall and Spinella, and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut School of Law.  From 2003 to 2011, Ryan served as the state representative for the 12th Assembly District representing Manchester.