Friday, July 06, 2007


Freedom of Speech received the following information from Karen Davis Public Access Counselor for the State of Indiana.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to help you the citizens of New Albany over the last year. I have enjoyed assisting in obtaining and advising you about the Access to Public Records Act, and the Indiana Open Door Laws. As of June 30, 2007, I will no longer be your Public Access Counselor. I am enclosing the following information which I feel will help you in the future.

It has been an honor and a privilege to help Freedom of Speech in obtaining various public records. I wish you the best in your endeavors and hope that you continue educating your readers.

Karen T. Davis

Public Access Counselor
402 West Washington Street W460
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: (317) 233-9435
Fax: (317) 233-3091

Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed Heather Willis Neal as the new public access counselor for the state of Indiana.

Neal, who earned her law degree from the Indiana School of Law-Indianapolis, worked for nearly six years in the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State. She first served as director of business services and general counsel for former Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy and then, from 2003-2005, as chief of staff for Secretary of State Todd Rokita. Most recently, she was the executive director of School Choice Indiana, Inc.

Neal earned her undergraduate degree from Franklin College. Her appointment will be effective on July 1 and will expire on June 30, 2011.