The Connecticut Council of Freedom of Information (CCFOI) presented its annual awards on June 20th. The CCFOI’s mission is to advocate and promote Freedom of Information laws to protect the rights of journalists and others under the first amendment. This year’s winners include:
- Tom Appleby, general manager and news director of News Connecticut 12 received the Stephen A. Collins Award for his “many contributions to the cause of open and accountable government and a free and vigorous press.”
- Sherman London, a member of the state Freedom of Information Commission and retired editorial page editor of the Waterbury Republican-American received the prestigious Champion of Open Government Award.
- The Bice Clemow Award given to public officials for outstanding leadership in “promoting open and accountable government” went to: Essie Labrot, West Hartford Town Clerk; Joyce P. Mascena, Glastonbury Town Clerk; Antoniette “Chick” Spinelli, Waterbury Town Clerk; and Patrick Alair, Deputy Corporation Counsel of West Hartford and Mary E. Schwind, associate general counsel, of the FOIC, and Lisa Fein Siegel, FOIC staff attorney
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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