DelCOG Annual Meeting 2023
December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Most Important and Effective Public Official You Never Heard Of:
An Inspector General and Why Delaware Needs One
A Virtual DelCOG Annual Meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
The Delaware Coalition for Open Government invites you to join us for a program featuring experts on transparency and accountability and why both principles should matter to Delaware citizens.
Annual Meeting Agenda
7:00 p.m. Welcome and DELCOG Annual Report – President John Kowalko III
7:20 p.m. Claire Snyder-Hall on The Need for Greater Transparency in Delaware
7:40 p.m. Shannon Manigault on The Role of and Need for an Inspector General
8:00 p.m. Q & A / Comments from Audience – John Kowalko III, Moderator
Claire Snyder-Hall, Executive Director, Common Cause Delaware since 2021
Writer, speaker, activist, and advocate, Ms. Snyder-Hall has taught courses in American political thought, democratic theory and more at various universities, including George Mason, Illinois State, Rutgers, and Princeton. She is experienced in community building and has worked as a lobbyist for democracy reform in the Delaware state legislature. Some of her most recent research focused on ways to strengthen connections between state-level elected officials and public life. Author of Battling the Prince: A Woman Fights for Democracy, she was co-editor of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture for several years. She holds a B.A. from Smith College and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers.
Shannon Manigault, Inspector General, City of Atlanta, Georgia, since 2021
Ms. Manigault previously worked in the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) as IG of 5 NYC agencies and led an investigative team probing criminal misconduct, ranging from bribery and insurance theft to narcotics sales and credit card fraud. When legislative counsel for the New York City Council, she drafted and negotiated legislation regarding procurement of goods, services, and construction, and coordinated Council oversight of city agencies. She also clerked for the Hon. John C. Lifland (ret.) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and later served as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She earned an A.B. from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
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