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 2022-2024 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
- “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 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 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. 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. Nominations should be sent to email@example.com.
The Acting 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 8, 2022.