Sep 14, 2022

Kan. open meetings/records training session scheduled in Hoxie

Posted Sep 14, 2022 10:45 AM

News release

HOXIE — A training workshop for information on Kansas Open Meeting Act and Kansas Open Record Act will be from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Bowen Scout House, 1117 Sheridan Ave., Hoxie. Cost for the "brown bag" event is $25, so be sure to bring your own lunch. Tea, water and snacks will be available during the event. This workshop is sponsored by The Sheridan Sentinel and Kansas Coalition for Open Government.

The speaker will be Max Kautsch, Kansas Press Association attorney. He will teach about KOMA/KORA and answer any questions attendees may have.

KOMA applies to state and local public agencies (those related to the government). It does not apply to private entities. The KOMA also applies to any subordinate group formed by such public agencies (e.g. committees, sub-committees, etc.). This means that KOMA applies to state boards, commissions, committees, city councils, county boards of commissioners, township boards, rural water district boards, public library boards, etc. and most groups formed by such entities in order to assist them with public business. The KOMA does not apply to private persons or meetings of private groups such as homeowner’s associations, church groups, private clubs, private businesses, political party caucuses, etc. (Source:

KORA applies only to public records, which are records made, maintained, created or possessed by a public agency (i.e., a branch of the state or local government). Deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 19. (Source:


10am-12pm - KOMA training

12-12:30pm - Lunch break

12:30-2:30pm - KORA training

The sign-up link for the KOMA/KORA Workshop is: or contact The Sheridan Sentinel at [email protected] or 785-675-3321.