Maine’s Public Access Ombudsman

The Maine Legislature created a Public Access Ombudsman position to review complaints about compliance with the Freedom of Access Act and attempt to mediate their resolution, as well as answer calls from the public, media and government agencies about the requirements of the law. The Ombudsman is also responsible for providing educational materials about the law and preparing advisory opinions and works closely with the Right to Know Advisory Committee in monitoring new developments and considering improvements to the law.

Brenda Kielty became Maine’s first Public Access Ombudsman in 2012.

Read the latest 2020 Public Access Ombudsman Report (PDF)
2019 Public Access Ombudsman Report (PDF)
2018 Public Access Ombudsman Report (PDF)
2017 Public Access Ombudsman Report (PDF)
2016 Public Access Ombudsmands Report (PDF)
2015 Public Access Ombudsmands Report (PDF)
2014 Public Access Ombudsmans Report (PDF)
2013 Public Access Ombudsmans Report (PDF)
2012 Public Access Ombudsmans Report (PDF)

Contact The Ombudsman

By Phone: 207-626-8577

By Mail
Office of the Attorney General
Public Access Ombudsman
6 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

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