Open Government Training Advisory Group

The Open Government Training Advisory Committee was established by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in 2016, in response to a new state law passed in 2015. That law (K.S.A. 75-761) charges the attorney general’s office with coordinating statewide training on the Kansas Open Records Act and Kansas Open Meetings Act. The law also allows the attorney general to “consult and coordinate with any appropriate organization to provide training.”

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Open Government Training Advisory Group Members

  • Athena Andaya, Chair

    Deputy Attorney General, Topeka
    Representing the Office of the Attorney General
  • Darin Beck

    Director, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Hutchinson
    At-Large Appointee
  • Darrin Devinney

    Butler County Attorney, El Dorado
    Representing the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association
  • Tracey Hannah

    U.S.D. #458 Board Member, Basehor
    Representing the Kansas Association of School Boards
  • Bill Kassebaum

    Morris County Counselor, Council Grove
    Representing the Kansas Association of Counties
  • Ron Keefover

    President, Kansas Sunshine Coalition, Topeka
    At-Large Appointee
  • Sarah Kessinger

    Publisher, Marysville Advocate, Marysville
    Representing the Kansas Press Association
  • Lisa Mendoza

    Assistant Attorney General, Director of Open Government Enforcement, Topeka
    Representing the Office of the Attorney General
  • Philip Michael

    Assistant Attorney General, Topeka
    Representing the Office of the Attorney General
  • Shawn Minihan

    Assistant District Attorney, Johnson County, Olathe
    Representing the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association
  • Nicole Proulx Aiken

    City Attorney, City of Merriam, Merriam
    Representing the Kansas League of Municipalities
  • Cheryl Whelan

    Director, Office of Administrative Hearings, Topeka
    Representing State Government Attorneys
  • Kim Wilhelm

    News Director, KWCH, Wichita
    Representing the Kansas Association of Broadcasters
  • Sharon Wolters

    Smith County Clerk, Smith Center
    At-Large Appointee

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