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 Export to Your Calendar 6/8/2020
When: June 8, 2020, Monday
1:30 pm
Where: Virtual Session
United States
Contact: Kathleen Brill

Online registration is available until: 6/8/2020
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Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all attendees.

Session Description:
This will be a one-hour session that will cover the general requirements of the law, as well as speak to the public meeting and records retention requirements. There will be a short question and answer period after the class. Attendance at this session will satisfy the FOAA training requirement in 1 M.R.S. § 412 for public access officers and elected or appointed officials.

Date/Time: June 8, 2020, Monday – 9:00 am

Location: This will be a live virtual class.

Fee: $30 per member --- $45 per non-member

Note: Zoom connection information will be sent to each registrant 3 days prior to each session. Connection options:

  • Call dial-in number provided in Zoom email invitation
  • Connect with your computer by clicking on link in Zoom email invitation
  • If your computer does not have a microphone, you will need to both call in to listen and be heard and connect with your computer to view the PowerPoint presentation.
  • If possible, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be attached to the Zoom email invitation.

State Agency Approval
Maine BLWSO: 1.0 TCHs for Water Operators (pending approval)
Maine DEP: 1.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (pending approval)
Note: At a minimum all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. If the training contact hours are approved, the approval codes will be included on the certificate.

Instructor: Brenda Kielty, Assistant Attorney General & Public Access Ombudsman, State of Maine – As ombudsman, Brenda is charged with resolving disputes concerning access to public meetings and public records, providing guidance and training. Brenda also tracks FOAA issues and makes recommendations to policymakers. Prior to her role as an ombudsman, Brenda was Special Assistant to former Attorney General William Schneider, working primarily as the public information officer for the AG’s office. Her experience also includes private law practice, mediation, and teaching.

For more information call 207-737-4092 or email

MRWA is a fully approved Maine Department of Environmental Protection
and Maine BLWSO training provider.