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WCOG Adds New Board Members

The Washington Coalition for Open Government has recently added four new members to its governing board.

Board members include individuals and representatives of organizations and professions that share a commitment to transparency in government at all levels in Washington state. The watchdog group offers educational programs, training materials and forums as well as recognition for others who promote access.

The newest board members are:

Rachel Alexander, reporter for the Spokane Spokesman-Review since 2014, and previous Walla Walla Union Bulletin reporter and assistant web editor.

Casey M. Bruner, attorney at the law firm of Witherspoon Kelley in Spokane, where he represents clients in civil matters at all levels of government.

Stephanie Olson, litigation associate at Klinedinst Seattle, and former litigation counsel at the Freedom Foundation.

Dale Phelps, executive editor of The News Tribune in Tacoma.

For the new members’ full bios, download the full Press Release.

WCOG was founded in 2002 by a group of individuals representing organizations with a broad spectrum of opinions and interests but all dedicated to the principles of strengthening the state’s open government laws and protecting the public’s access to government at all levels.

WCOG stands for the principle that transparency and public participation are essential building blocks of good government.

Transparency and public participation are building blocks of good government.

The Coalition was formed to act as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated promoting and defending the People’s right to know in matters of public interest and in the conduct of the public’s business. The Coalition’s driving vision is to help foster open government processes, supervised by an informed and engaged citizenry, which is the cornerstone of democracy.

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