Board Designates New Freedom of Information Act Officer

At their April 6, 2021 meeting, the Amherst County Board of Supervisors designated Kristen Freeman as the new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer for Amherst County. Ms. Freeman will replace the former FOIA Officer, Rachel Carton.

The FOIA Officer serves as the public’s point of contact when requesting public records and ensures the County complies with FOIA regulations. The County Attorney and the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council provide initial training. Additional training takes place at least once every twenty-four months.

Ms. Freeman can be contacted at or (434) 946-9415.

Information on FOIA, how to request information, and Amherst County’s FOIA responsibilities can be found on the County website:  Amherst County Press Release

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