FOI Oklahoma selects new officers, board of directors to oversee its 25th year
News 9 investigative reporter Alex Cameron will serve as FOI Oklahoma's president for 2015, the organization's 25th year of advocating for the First Amendment and open government. Cameron, director of statewide special projects for News 9 in Oklahoma City and News on 6 in Tulsa, has served on the FOI Oklahoma Board of Directors since 2011.
William R. "Bill" Young was chosen as president-elect by the board on Sunday and will succeed Cameron as president in 2016. Young is administrator of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries' Office of Public Information. He has served on the FOI Oklahoma board since 2010 and is an active member of the organizing committee for the annual First Amendment Congress.
Seven members were added to the board on Sunday:
Jennifer Chancellor Editor, Oklahoma Gazette Representing At-Large 17
Mick Hinton The Oklahoman, Retired Representing At-Large 7
April Jamison Political Activist Representing At-Large 2
Julie Jones Assistant Professor Representing OU Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Comm.
Kevin R. Kemper NAJA Legal Hotline Liaison Representing At-Large 5
Warren Vieth Editor, Oklahoma Watch Representing Small Newspapers East of I-35
Joe Wertz Reporter, StateImpact Oklahoma Representing At-Large 9
Members of the statewide nonprofit include teachers, elected officials, journalists, librarians and other Oklahomans who believe government of the people means that citizens must have access to their government to have the power to affect it.