Regional Right-to-Know Workshops - The Right-to-Know Law and Governmental Records (Moultonborough)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Contact: Ashley Methot
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 800.852.3358 ext. 3350

WHEN: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 6, 2019

WHERE: Moultonborough Safety Complex, 1035 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH 03254

COST: Workshop fee is $35.00 without publication and $55.00 with NHMA publication, A Guide to Open Government: New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law.


Join NHMA's Executive Director Margaret Byrnes and Municipal Services Counsel Natch Greyes and who will share strategies to assist municipalities in handling governmental record matters arising under the Right-to-Know Law.

Handling governmental records requests requires an understanding of all aspects of request processing including: the requirements for availability, storage, electronic records, redaction, cost estimates, mandated access for certain records and appointments for review of records.

Guidance will be provided on determining what is a governmental record, and when and how access and copies of public records must be provided. This workshop will also address what records are exempt from disclosure, along with whether a record request that would require a search for multiple documents must be fulfilled or whether a request impermissibly seeks to create a record that does not exist. In addition, guidance will be provided on the retention of governmental records and how claims under the Right-to-Know Law are enforced.

There will be ample time for questions and answers.