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Free Public Records Training is Anticipated with Great Demand

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 09:00am
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The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office of Open Records Counsel (OORC) is crossing the state to provide free training to government employees, elected officials, media, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Tennessee’s public records and open meetings laws.

The OORC will host seven two-hour training events throughout the month of October. The classes will be held in all three grand divisions of Tennessee and will qualify for Certified Municipal Finance Officer and Utility Commissioner training credits. Many of the sessions are already at capacity, and a waiting list has been established.

Open Records Counsel Lee Pope and Assistant General Counsel Rachel Buckley will lead each class through a variety of topics including public records laws and procedures, open meetings requirements, and exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act.

The training dates, times, and locations are listed below. All times are local.

Cookeville – Tuesday, October 1 *This session is full
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility
1100 England Drive, Cookeville, TN
Kingsport – Wednesday, October 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
400 Clinchfield Street, #100, Kingsport, TN
Knoxville – Thursday, October 10 *This session is full
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
UT Conference Center
600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN
Chattanooga – Friday, October 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Chattanoogan
1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN
Jackson – Tuesday, October 15 *This session is full
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jackson Energy Authority Training Center
320 Highway 45 By-Pass, Jackson, TN
Memphis – Wednesday, October 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Auditorium C, One Commerce Square
40 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN
Nashville – Tuesday, October 22 *This session is full
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cordell Hull Building, Volunteer Conference Center
425 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN

Space is limited. If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please RSVP by sending an email to

Media contact: John Dunn, Director of Communications, 615.401.7755 or

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