Our Award

The Sunshine in Government Award was created to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution over time to open government at the federal level. NMOG chooses honorees based on several criteria: Each recipient contributes significantly to the public’s understanding of open government laws or how these laws impact people’s everyday lives, protects the public’s rights under open government laws such as the Freedom of Information Act; and serves in government making current, concrete and oftentimes unrecognized contributions to protecting or strengthening open government.

The award itself is a handsome clear sculptured obelisk reflecting the importance of transparency in government.

RECIPIENTS

2016

JASON CHAFFETZ

2014

MIRIAM NISBET

2013
TIM CRAWFORD

LARRY GOTTESMAN

Sen. RON WYDEN

2008
MIKE PENCE

RICK BOUCHER

 

2007

JOHN CORNYN

PATRICK LEAHY

TODD PLATTS

LAMAR SMITH

HENRY WAXMAN

 

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