The Florida Center for Government Accountability Inc

Florida Center for Government Accountability

aka FLCGA   |   Sarasota, FL   |  http://www.flcga.org

Mission

The mission of the non-partisan FLCGA is to allow citizens to hold their government accountable and enhance civic engagement in the democratic process using state open government laws. To this end, we have two programs: our Investigative Journalism program focuses on issues of government accountability and transparency and our public access program insures access to government information through targeted public record requests and litigation.

Notes from the nonprofit

FLCGA is a relatively new organization, incorporated in February 2021, and is unique in that we provide assistance on open government issues and publish independent investigative journalism. We're currently working on a strategic plan for moving forward. Our annual financial report and Form 990 will be posted to our website as soon as available in 2022.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Linda Penniman

Vice President

Don Lindley

Main address

PO Box 2723

Sarasota, FL 34230 USA

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EIN

86-2135203

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Public Access Program

FLCGA provides assistance to citizens and journalists making public record requests with the goal of ensuring that those seeking access to government information are able to obtain public records in a timely and cost-effective manner consistent with state open government laws. In addition, FLCGA engages government agencies throughout Florida on open-government issues, filing lawsuits to enforce compliance with state open government laws.

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Awards

State FOI Hall of Fame/Barbara Petersen 2021

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Affiliations & memberships

National Freedom of Information Coalition 2021

National Freedom of Information Coalition 2021

Financials

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The Florida Center for Government Accountability Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2021
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Board co-chair

Linda Penniman

Former Naples Vice Mayor

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Don Lindley

Retired Editor

Term: 2021 - 2023

Diane Roberts

Florida State University

Jim LeBaron

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co

Brad Ray

National Casa/GAL

Gilbert King

Author

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/28/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.