Open records counsel leaving for new job

Friday, September 12, 2014, Vol. 38, No. 37

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Open Records Counsel Elisha Hodge is leaving her post to become a legal consultant.

Hodge will be working for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Her last day as open records counsel is Oct. 3.

State Comptroller Justin Wilson recently announced the change in an email to the advisory committee on open government and praised Hodge's commitment.

Ann Butterworth, assistant to the comptroller, will serve as interim open records counsel. Butterworth previously served in the position.

The office of open records counsel was created to assist citizens and public officials with information about the state's open records and open meetings laws.