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Patrice McDermott

OpenTheGovernment.org
Executive Director
Washington DC USA
Patrice McDermott has led the coalition since July 2006. OTG has coordinated civil society engagement with the US government on its OGP commitments since 2011, including the development of civil society Model National Action Plans, and the evaluation of the government's implementation of its commitments.
Dr. McDermott is the author of Who Needs to Know? The State of Public Access to Federal Government Information. On March 16, 2011, she received the James Madison Award from the American Library Association in recognition of her work to champion, protect, and promote public access to government information and the public’s right to know. She was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in 2001. Dr. McDermott is a frequent speaker on public access and open government issues.