About Delcog

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.

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 Goals

Our efforts focus on the broader aspects of open government, including:

Board of directors

President John Kowalko III

Vice President Al Jackson

Secretary Letty Diswood

Treasurer Anita Rush

Directors David Breen, John Flaherty, Sharon Kwiatkowski, Coralie Pryde, Cynthia Smith, Nick Wasileski

Advisory board

Bill Cortes

David Finger

Representative John Kowalko Jr.

Katherine Ward

Award Honorees

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”.

View the full list of award honorees here. 

Annual Reports

Learn more about what DelCOG has accomplished by reading our annual reports. Our most recent Annual Report was published on November 15, 2022.

Read our Annual Reports.

Meeting Minutes

DelCOG holds monthly meetings that are open to the public. Review the minutes for the past monthly meetings below. 

Review our meeting minutes.


DelCOG’s Bylaws were adopted by the Board of Directors on September 26, 2006, and most recently amended on September 10, 2018.

Read our Bylaws.

Policies & Procedures

The DelCOG Policies and Procedures Manual was adopted on December 11, 2017, and most recently amended on September 10, 2018.

Read our Policies and Procedures Manual.


As an tax exempt organization, DelCOG files a Form 990 each year with the IRS. Filings from recent years are available for review below.

Review our Form 990s.