Call for Nominations: Vacant Non-Government Seat on FOIA Advisory Committee

Colonel (COL) Simmons of the 7th Infantry Division uses field glasses to monitor progress during the joint US Army/Air Force Exercise CALFEX ’86 (combined arms live fire exercise). National Archives Identifier 6426854.

A resignation from the FOIA Advisory Committee has created a vacancy for which we seek nominations. We are looking for a non-government FOIA expert who has passion for FOIA, a commitment to improving the FOIA process, and the ability to roll up their sleeves and work collaboratively to finalize recommendations. 

The new member will serve the remainder of the term through June 30, 2024, and will be expected to attend the public meetings remaining in the two-year Committee term. We expect that the new member will participate in the Thursday, June 8, 2023, meeting, which  will be virtual. We also expect the new member to volunteer for one or more of three working subcommittees: Implementation, Modernization, and Resources. We must receive nominations no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, February 27, 2023. To submit a nomination please provide your/the nominee’s name, title, phone number and email address. For both self-nominations and nominations by other individuals, please provide a short biography about the nominee (fewer than 250 words) summarizing your/their resumé or otherwise highlighting the contributions the nominee would bring to the Committee; and be sure to include the nominee’s resumé or curriculum vitae.

Email nominations to The Acting Archivist of the United States will review the nominations and make a final appointment prior to the Committee’s public meeting on June 8, 2023.