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Syracuse Press Club Award

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Coalition Vice President Michelle Allen Accepts the award by the Syracuse Press Club

We are very proud and honored to receive an award for our fight for open and transparent government by the Syracuse Press Association.


“The coalition’s activities have included trips to Albany to lobby elected officials, sharing stories about open government issues through social media and highlighting Gov. Kathy Hochul’s poor record on government transparency in contrast to her promises. And the coalition has spoken out against municipalities that have demonstrated a lack of transparency in Central New York.”



The Author

Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly loved seeing it become what it is today and is excited about its future growth.

As an attorney for 32 years, he is a partner in the law firm of Berzer & Wolf. Prior to his private law practice, Paul served in several government positions with the Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo Housing Authority, and Erie County.

When he is not practicing law and doing open government stuff, Paul enjoys spending time with his spouse, Cheryl, and his three children, Michael, Joseph, and Julia. Paul resides in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo.

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