For Local Elected Officials

Protect Yourself

Not sure what you can ethically discuss and who you can and cannot talk to regarding public policy? Not sure what constitutes an actual violation of the state’s Sunshine Law? The TN Transparency Project not only advocates for citizens of Tennessee, but helps protect local public officials who simply want to serve the public and do the right things in the right ways. We will answer your questions about open meetings legislation and public records by providing  you with the appropriate documentation and source materials. Send your inquiry to TN Transparency Project Director Jim Zachary at


DISCLAIMER: The Tennessee Transparency Project does not provide legal counsel. The opinions / views expressed on this site or by any representative do not constitute a legal opinion and should not be used as a legal argument or defense of position. The Tennessee Transparency Project is a research project and resource for information regarding open meetings and open records issues facing Tennessee citizens.

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