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.
Who We Are
We are a coalition of journalists, lawyers, elected officials, news organizations, business owners, government employees, civic associations and private citizens who believe that government of the people, by the people, and for the people should be open to the people.
DELCOG was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. We are a state affiliate of the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC).
Our efforts focus on the broader aspects of open government, including:
Board of directors
President John Kowalko
Vice President Al Jackson
Secretary Letty Diswood
Treasurer Anita Rush
Directors David Breen, John Flaherty, Coralie Pryde, Cynthia Smith, Nick Wasileski
DelCOG is proud to have recognized champions of open government and transparency with our three awards—the “Government For The People Award”, the “Distinguished Service Award”, and the “Distinguished Journalism Award”.
Learn more about what DelCOG has accomplished by reading our annual reports. Our most recent Annual Report was published on November 15, 2022.
DelCOG holds monthly meetings that are open to the public. Review the minutes for the past monthly meetings below.
DelCOG’s Bylaws were adopted by the Board of Directors on September 26, 2006, and most recently amended on September 10, 2018.
Policies & Procedures
The DelCOG Policies and Procedures Manual was adopted on December 11, 2017, and most recently amended on September 10, 2018.
As an tax exempt organization, DelCOG files a Form 990 each year with the IRS. Filings from recent years are available for review below.