FOIA / COIA Training

2017 FOIA/COIA Training Seminars set for June 14 and June 15

VML will offer interactive training seminars on the Freedom of Information Act and the Conflict of Interest Act for local officials and employees at two locations – in Richmond on June 14 and in Roanoke on June 15.  These seminars will offer the perspective of a local government official regarding the Freedom of Information Act as well as an overview of the FOIA changes passed by the General Assembly in 2017.   The Conflict of Interest portion of the training will consist of reviewing real life conflict questions and how to apply the Conflict of Interest Act.     

You will leave this training with a better understanding of how to apply both acts in your local government service.

The training seminars will start at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  The cost is $75.  

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Date Location

June 14, 2017

VML Insurance Program Office
11243 Nuckols Road
Richmond, VA 23059

June 15, 2017

The Berglund Center
710 Williamson Road, NE
Roanoke, VA 24016

For questions, contact Leslie Amason, Conference and Marketing Coordinator, at (804) 523-8528 or


Conflict of Interests Act training module available

The Virginia Conflict of Interests Act regulates the financial relationship of council members and mayors with their city or town and with any other governmental agency that is related to the city or town. The act is intended to be the one-stop-shopping law for a council member’s financial involvement in dealings with the city or town.

The training module for state officer and employees may be accessed on the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council’s website here.