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Right to Know

PennWest Clarion's Office of Open Records is to enforce the state's Right-to-Know law and to serve as a resource for citizens, public officials and members of the media in obtaining public records of their government.

Requests for records must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer and can be submitted by email, fax, mail or in person. The request should be specific and not seek answers to questions.  After filing a request, a response will be issued within 5 business days.

PennWest Clarion's Open Records Officer is:

Anna Stewart, AORO
Catherine Wenner, Alternate AORO
By Mail: 250 University Ave. California, Pa 15419
In Person: PennWest California Campus, Old Main, Room 102
Phone: 724-938-4400 Fax: 724-938-4373


Filing an Appeal

When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.  The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date.  The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, and address agency grounds that the request was denied.  An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access.

An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax or in person at:

Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax:  717-425-5343


Request Form

Appeal Form

Right to Know Policies

PennWest Clarion Right-to-Know Policy

PASSHE Right-to-Know Policy




Last Updated 8/2/23