WCOG to Honor Open Government Advocates
at Annual Breakfast September 22

The Washington Coalition for Open Government is set to honor journalists and activists for outstanding furtherance of transparency during the annual Madison Andersen Awards Breakfast at the Washington Athletic Club on Friday, September 22nd.

WCOG Founding President and newspaper publisher, the late Kris Passey, will be honored posthumously with the 12th Annual James Madison Award for his lifetime work on transparency and open government.

Seattle Attorney and long time WCOG board member, William Crittenden, will be presented the James Andersen Award for his service in furthering the work of the coalition.

KING5 Investigative Reporter, Susannah Frame, will be honored with the Kenneth F. Bunting Award, presented to organizations or individuals for journalistic work that utilizes, advances, or educates about the state’s Open Public Meetings Act/Public Records Act… Read More About This Year’s Event & Award Winners.

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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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