Public Records

Kansas Open Record Act (KORA).

This page is in response to Senate Substitute for Substitute for House Bill 2864, which amended portions the KORA (K.S.A. 45-215 et seq.) in 2000. The current KORA makes it state policy that all but a specified listing of public agency records be made available to the public when requested. The act now requires that every governing body of every public agency designate a "freedom of information officer" (FIO) to:

      1: Prepare and provide educational materials and information concerning KORA;
     2: Assist the public agency and the general public in resolving disputes relating to the KORA;
     3: Respond to inquiries regarding the KORA; and
     4: Create a brochure for public display covering the rights of public information requestors, the public agency responsibilities, and the agency's procedures for inspecting and obtaining copies of public records.

Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District 4 - Open Records

PRINCIPAL OFFICE: Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District, 1175 S. Range, Colby, KS 67701-0905. 

OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm AND 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Weekdays except designated state holidays. 

OFFICIAL CUSTODIAN: Ray Luhman, District Manager, rluhman@gmd4.org, (785) 462-3915.  (GMD 4 Resolution AR-00-04) 

OTHER CUSTODIANS: Rita Wade, Secretary