As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings are being conducted remotely by telephone and videoconference. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

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Tom Hennick is the Commission's Public Education Officer

To arrange a speaking engagement, please call Tom at (860) 566-5682 or email him at

Speaking Engagements - 2021

 Date Town Organization Location Time
05/13/2021  Ridgefield First Selectman's Office Remote 1:00 PM
05/11/2021 Deep River CT Clerks Association Remote 9:15 AM
04/29/2021  Stamford Library Leadership Team Remote 11:00 AM
04/29/2021 Salisbury Town Clerk Remote 7:00 PM
04/28/2021 Manchester Paralegal Studies Remote 7:00 PM
04/27/2021 Hartford CT State Insurance Risk Mgt Bd Remote 2:00 PM
04/26/2021  South Windsor Police Records Remote 1:00 PM
04/22/2021  Hartford CCM Remote 1:00 PM
04/14/2021 Cromwell Town Council Remote 5:30 PM
04/12/2021 Hartland First Selectman Remote 6:45 PM
04/06/2021 Greenwich Police Records Remote 1:00 PM
04/01/2021  Norfolk First Selectman Remote 6:00 PM
03/31/2021 West Haven Mayor's Office Remote 6:30 PM
03/30/2021 Bristol Corporation Counsel Remote 6:00 PM
03/29/2021 North Stonington First Selectman Remote 7:00 PM
03/25/2021 Essex Lower River COG Remote 7:00 PM
03/25/2021 Hartford Police Accountability Board Remote 5:30 PM
03/25/2021  Hartford WTIC Face Connecticut Remote TBA
03/23/2021 Manchester Cmty Coll CT Continuing Education Remote 9:00 AM
03/10/2021 Woodstock HR Office Remote 7:00 PM
03/03/2021 Fairfield RTM Remote 7:00 PM
02/25/2021 Plainfield First Selectman Remote 6:30 PM
02/23/2021 Old Lyme First Selectman Remote 6:00 PM
02/18/2021 Hartford Office of Legislative Management Remote 10:00 AM
02/17/2021 Hartford Society of Professional Journalists Remote 7:30 PM
02/08/2021 Preston Housing Authority Remote 3:00 PM
01/26/2021 Middletown DESPP Commissioner Remote 11:00 AM
01/15/2021 Meriden City Attorney Remote 10:00 AM
01/12/2021 Woodbridge Agriculture Committee Remote 7:00 PM

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