OKLAHOMA CITY – A state legislator known for his transparency efforts against an athletic organization is being honored for his work in the field.
State Rep. Bob Cleveland, who has worked tirelessly to get the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association to abide by state open records/open meetings laws, will be honored by FOI Oklahoma with its “Sunshine Award.” Given annually, the award goes to a public official who the organization feels has made sunshine laws a priority.
“I am moved and honored to have been named the recipient for the 2015 edition of this award,” said Cleveland, R-Slaughterville. “For 25 years now, FOI Oklahoma has fought hard to ensure citizens in this state can get public records without blockage or hassle from government organizations they pay for. It is wrong for state entities to illegally close meetings or block the free flow of information that is entitled to us all to know about. I am proud to fight alongside of this great organization and Oklahomans who care about information truly being free and accessible to all.”
The award will be presented to Cleveland during the group’s annual “Sunshine Conference” at the Ron Norick Public Library in downtown Oklahoma City at noon March 14.