Danbury State Rep. Bob Godfrey has been honored by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information for his support of open and accountable government at the group’s annual meeting. Godfrey says the organization has, for over half a century, led the fight in Connecticut for open and transparent government.
He was presented with an Award, named for a man who helped draft the law that created Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission.
Godfrey says too often, public officials have treated the Freedom of Information Act as an inconvenience to be circumvented, rather than as an integral part of an open democracy. He was previously recognized for his work promoting open government in 2003, when the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission presented him with its Distinguished Service Award.