Office of Open Records Counsel Helps Citizens With TPRA

The Tennessee Press Association's director of public policy, Frank Gibson, explains what the Office of Open Records Counsel does and how lawyer Elisha Hodge runs it. The counsel is there, he writes, to help citizens navigate what can be a very difficult path that includes more than 350 public records exemptions and to help people in government know and follow the Tennessee Public Records Act. The office has been open about five years and is close to reaching a milestone of handling inquiries from and providing guidance to more than 5,000 Tennesseans. Read the column in the Daily Herald