Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Report on AGO Road Show in Roswell

Attorney General King’s traveling Road Show rolled into the city of Roswell in Chaves County this week. For those not familiar with this event, personnel from various divisions in the office regularly bring many of the services of the Attorney General’s Office, free of charge, to communities all over New Mexico. AG King joined several of the separate presentations and met with community members. Nearly 50 individuals attended the training session.

As always, the highlight of the trip was the “Sunshine Laws” compliance presentation for local government and the general public. Our Civil Division attorneys explained the Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act and what responsibilities public employees have under both laws. All attendees received a copy of the IPRA and OMA Compliance Guides. Nearly 50 individuals attended this presentation.

The AG’s Communications Division delivered an Internet Safety presentation to about 300 students at Mountain View Middle School. 7th and 8th grade students were told about the dangers that lurk on the Internet and how to avoid being victims of child predators.

At a different event, nearly 90 sixth graders from the same school attended a presentation on Underage Drinking Dangers. Preventing underage consumption of alcohol has long been an important cause for Attorney General King.

The AG’s Anti-Meth Initiative Train the Trainer program was also made available to interested volunteers. Under this program, community volunteers are taught to present a pre-packaged anti-meth instructional in their own towns.

All of these presentations and others are part of a continuing effort by the Attorney General’s Office to bring government services to the people of New Mexico in as many communities as possible.

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