What FOIA Can and Cannot do for Records Managers

February 18, 2021
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST

Virtual Meeting

Join Professor Joe Grimm from MSU as he “teaches” us a class on the Freedom of Information Act—otherwise known as FOIA. He will talk about what the act is for, how it works, barriers/roadblocks to using it and alternative strategies for getting information. He will also discuss the  recent developments with Michigan's FOIA and the role Records Manager’s might play in the process and what to do when someone sends a FOIA request.

This meeting is FREE, but registration is required. Zoom conferencing link will be sent to all registrants in the meeting confirmation and again the morning of the meeting. Don't delay...register today!


11:45 to noon - Networking (optional)
Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Presentation

About Our Speaker

Joe GrimmJoe Grimm is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University and worked as a Detroit-area journalist for more than 30 years. He was a member of the steering committee for a "FOIA Fest" organized in 2020 by the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In late 2020, he and his students were part of a team to use the Freedom of Information Act to gather campaign finance records from all 83 Michigan counties.


$0.00 ARMA Detroit Member (incl. student/retiree)

$0.00 ARMA International Member (not a member of Detroit Chapter)

$0.00 Guest (Not a member of ARMA)