Cullen Seltzer, a shareholder at Sands Anderson PC, has been reappointed for a second four-year term on the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council by Governor Ralph Northam on October 2, 2020.
Cullen was first appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2016. The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council helps resolve disputes concerning the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. It provides guidance to members of the public and government officials. It also considers legislative changes to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act that may be proposed by citizens, the Governor’s office, or members of the General Assembly. In the past few years, the FOIA Council has considered and recommended changes to VFOIA in a variety of areas including trade secret protection, public meeting participation requirements, electronic records searching, and deadlines for records production.