Open Records Forums Held Nov. 15 | Linn-Benton Community College

Open Records Forums Held Nov. 15

A pair of Open Records Forums will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Albany campus boardroom, Calapooia Center room 103.

A forum primarily for college students and staff begins at 2:30 p.m.  The second forum for the general public begins at 5:30 p.m. in the same location. Both forums are free and open to the public.

The forums are designed to demystify the Oregon and federal public records systems and give people the tools they need to easily access the information and records they are seeking.

Whether you’re looking for election spending and campaign contributions, property transaction information, or business licensing documents, much of this public information is easily accessible to citizens – if only they knew how to best access the records.

Forums will be led by Ginger McCall, Oregon’s Public Records Advocate, a newly appointed position intended to help the public access records and other state information. She will discuss the general framework of open records in Oregon as well as focusing on how to most easily access those records. In addition, she’ll touch on aspects of the federal Freedom of Information Act.  

LBCC’s Communication Department, Journalism Department and The Commuter, the college’s award-winning student newspaper, are hosting the event.

For more information, contact:
Zakir Khan, LBCC Communication Dept. Chairman,, (541) 917- 4834
Rob Priewe, LBCC Journalism Faculty,, (541) 917-4563
Ginger McCall, Oregon Public Records Advocate,, (503) 378-5228

For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.