Transparency & Accountability

Why Delaware Needs an Inspector General

The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
— Patrick Henry, June 5, 1788

Our mission

The Delaware Coalition for Open Government is committed to promoting and defending the people’s right to transparency and accountability in government. We serve as a resource through education and advocacy, and we work to strengthen Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act and its application.

FOIA Resources

DelCOG is a resource for navigating the FOIA system in Delaware. If you are experiencing difficulty gaining access to information from your state or local government, we may be able to help.

FOIA Request Form

Submit a request for public records through the Delaware FOIA Request Form.

Navigating the System

Learn how to navigate Delaware's FOIA system and what your rights are as a citizen.

Publications

Read annual reports, op-eds, and other publications from DelCOG and its members.

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Join DelCOG today to advocate for responsible, accountable, and transparent government. Membership is open to anyone who believes that government of the people, by the people, and for the people should be open to the people.

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DelCOG June 2024 Monthly Meeting

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Delaware Coalition for Open Government 

DelCOG Board Meeting via Zoom 

June 11, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

 

Agenda

Order of Business

  1. Welcome and Introductions – John Kowalko
  2. Approval of May 7, 2024 Minutes – Letty Diswood
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Anita Rush 

Committee Reports 

  1. Inspector General Committee – Nick Wasileski
  2. Inspector General Book Chapter Committee – Katherine Ward
  3. FOIA Committee – John Kowalko
  4. LLC Committee – Nick Wasileski 
  5. Bylaws and Procedures Committee – John Kowalko
  6. Website Committee – John Kowalko
  7. Sunshine Week Committee – Cynthia Smith

Unfinished Business

  1. Police Radio Encryption – Alan Henney
  2. Organizational Development – John Kowalko
  3. General Assembly Renovation – John Flaherty
  4. HB 291, HB 292, HB 319 – John Kowalko
  5. NFOIC Dues – Anita Rush
  6. DOL Embezzlement – Nick Wasileski

New Business

Open Forum

Next Meeting

Adjournment

 

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DelCOG May 2024 Monthly Meeting

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Delaware Coalition for Open Government 

DelCOG Board Meeting via Zoom 

May 7, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

 

Agenda

Order of Business

  1. Welcome and Introductions – John Kowalko
  2. Approval of April 2, 2024 Minutes – Letty Diswood
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Anita Rush 

Committee Reports 

  1. Inspector General Committee – Nick Wasileski
  2. Inspector General Book Chapter Committee – Katherine Ward
  3. FOIA Committee – John Kowalko
  4. LLC Committee – Nick Wasileski 
  5. Bylaws and Procedures Committee – John Kowalko
  6. Website Committee – John Kowalko
  7. Sunshine Week Committee – Cynthia Smith

Unfinished Business

  1. Police Radio Encryption – Alan Henney
  2. Organizational Development – John Kowalko
  3. SB 13 (151th GA) – John Flaherty
  4. General Assembly Renovation – John Flaherty
  5. HB 291, HB 292, HB 319 – John Kowalko

New Business

  1. Acting on Behalf of DelCOG – John Kowalko

Open Forum

Next Meeting

Adjournment

 

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Topic: DelCOG Monthly Board Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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