Calendar of Events

Delaware Coalition for Open Government Events

  • Always open to the public
  • Free unless otherwise noted



November 6

Elections – Exercise your right to VOTE!


November 7

DelCOG Annual Meeting  

Speaker, Daniel Bevarly
Executive Director, NFOIC
National Freedom of Information Coalition

“Challenges to State Open Government and Freedom of Information:
The Need to Expand our Tent”

The watchdog role over state and local governments historically has been led by the news media. Today, however, economic and technology changes challenge these organizations and their members to maintain a watchful eye on behalf of the society they serve. With members of the public – not journalists – leading the number of requests for public records, the officials successfully enacting real reforms in state legislatures and executive branch agencies, will require a broader, more diverse consortium of people and organizations to monitor public access. We will talk about how you effectively can be involved.

6:30 p.m. Social Gathering & Networking
7:00 p.m. Program

Room 119
Widener University, Delaware Law School
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, Delaware

Light refreshments

FREE and open to the public

Get directions to Delaware Law School

See Campus Map for Parking
Park in lot behind Building 6 (to the right of Building 7)
Enter door of Building 6with green awning from parking lot
Take first turn to the right for Room 119



December 3

Elected Officials Reception

Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, Delaware

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

Cost: $3 at the door

Open to the public

Join the members of the Delaware Coalition for Open Government at the Ed  Oliver Golf Club on Monday, December 3, to greet the Delaware officials elected on November 6 and enjoy some refreshments. Cost: $3 at the door. See you there!

Directions to Ed Oliver Golf Club, 800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington

From Route 52 (Kennett Pike): turn onto DuPont Road, immediately north of the A. I. du Pont Middle School.
Ed Oliver Golf Club is on the left in ½ mile.

From Route 141, turn onto Route 48 E. (Lancaster Avenue), heading toward Wilmington: In 1 mile, at the light by the Charter School of Wilmington, turn left onto Dupont Road.
Ed Oliver Golf Club is on the right in ½ mile.

Get map to the Ed Oliver Golf Club


December 15

Bill of Rights Day

We celebrate the 227th Anniversary of The Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights Anniversary




March 10 – 16

You have the right and the obligation to fight for freedom of information.

Protect the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Sunshine Week Website



September 17

U. S. Constitution Day

Commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, in order to ensure that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. A clause in the 2004 bill that established a day to honor the Constitution mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds as well as in  federal agencies.


September 28 

International Right to Know Day

Raises awareness of every individual’s right to government-held information and to know how elected officials are exercising power and how taxpayer’s money is being spent.