Governor names first public records ombudsman
October 3, 2019
CHEYENNE — Ruth Van Mark was appointed Monday by Gov. Mark Gordon to be Wyoming’s first public records ombudsman.
She will mediate disputes between agencies and parties requesting information, determine if records are public or confidential and serve as a resource for public agencies that receive records requests.
“I am excited about the opportunity to assist Gov. Gordon in bringing Wyoming state government closer to the people,” Van Mark said in a news release.
The position was created with the passage earlier this year of Senate File 57, which clarified the process for requesting...