Two CFOG board members, David Fink and Mary Schwind, were honored as champions of open government on Oct. 18 at the annual luncheon of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information.
Fink is CFOG’s first vice president, chairs its governance committee and serves on its Stories Behind the Stories committee and is co-chair of its Pearlman Award Committee. Schwind, the managing director of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, serves on CFOG’s board and is a member of its program committee and its high school essay committee.
Fink was introduced by CFOG board member Michele Jacklin, and Schwin was introduced by Colleen Murphy, a CFOG board member and executive director and general counsel of CT FOIC.
Management Analyst Cindy Cannata of CT FOIC, The Day columnist David Collins, Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Clinic and state Rep. Cristin McCarthy-Vahey were also honored at the luncheon for working to preserve the public’s right to know.
CCFOI President and CFOG board member Mike Savino presents the CCFOI award to David Fink
CCFOI President and CFOG board member Mike Savino presents the CCFOI award to Mary Schwind