Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help citizens keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A list of Sedgwick County advisory boards, what they do and a contact name and number.
Why you'd want them: To learn who to contact if you have an interest or concern about a particular topic. Boards range from the advisory council on aging to the zoning appeals board. There are more than two dozen advisory boards.
Where you get the records: From the county's website, http://sedgwickcounty.org/communications/advisory_boards.asp.
How much it will cost: The information is free.