An assistant district attorney and former reporter will be the new director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition.
Jonathan D. Jones, an assistant D.A. in Durham County, will become director of the Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center, which ishoused at Elon University, in mid-August. He'll take over for Brooke Barnett, a professor of communications who has become interim associate provost for inclusive community at Elon.
Jones will work with the coalition board to organize the state's annual Sunshine Day, advise citizens about open government issues, produce webinars and workshops around the state, and handle communications. He'll also teach in Elon's School of Communications.
Jones has undergraduate, master's and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll. He was named assistant district attorney in January 2012, and also worked for six years as a reporter in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
"I'm ecstatic to pick up on the tremendous work coalition members have already been doing to educate record holders and and record seekers of our open government laws," Jones said in a statement.