Nominations Open for 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee


If you or someone you know have a passion for FOIA and a commitment to improving the FOIA process, please consider submitting a nomination for the 2020-22 term of the Federal FOIA Advisory Committee. 

We are looking for a wide range of FOIA experts from both inside and outside of government. We seek, at a minimum:  

  • three representatives from Cabinet-level departments; 
  • three representatives from non-Cabinet agencies; 
  • two representatives of organizations that advocate on FOIA matters; 
  • three individuals representing the interests of FOIA requesters who qualify for each of the three FOIA requester fee categories
    • “commercial,” 
    • “news media,” and 
    • “all other;” 
  • one individual representing the interests of historians and history-related organizations; and 
  • one individual representing the interests of academia.  

Committee members are expected to attend a minimum of eight in-person or virtual public meetings during the two-year Committee term as well as volunteer for one or more working subcommittees.  

We must receive nominations no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday July 2, 2020. To submit a nomination, please provide your/the nominee’s name, title, phone number and email address, and the role for which you wish you/the nominee to be considered. For both self-nominations and nominations by other individuals, please provide a short biography about the nominee (fewer than 250 words) summarizing their resumé or otherwise highlighting the contributions the nominee would bring to the Committee; and the nominee’s resumé or curriculum vitae.

The Archivist of the United States will review the nominations and appoint members this summer prior to the first meeting of the new term on September 10, 2020.