Back to the Basics on PIA

In a core session for the Academy of Excellence in Local Governence Certificate Program, MACo conference attendees received a training on basic principles, legislative changes, and recurring issues with the public information act.

Do you know what information must be provided if requested about a public employee? Synder and the audience work through some examples.

Through a combination of lecturing, interactive hypotheticals and Q&A, Synder walked the audience through the acts general provisions, guiding principals, exemptions, fees and appeals.

The presentation was provided by Mr. Adam Synder, Chief Counsel, Opinions and Advice, for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and was moderated by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman. The session was held Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

The 2016 MACo summer conference was held August 17-20 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year the conference’s theme was “Cyber Solutions: Counties in the Digital Age.”