City of Asheville Submitted: March 28, 2022 | Updated: November 4, 2022

(March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

Hi A-B Tech (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Please provide all Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreement(s) for the time period of 2020 through 2022 (date the query is performed).

[Editor’s Note: Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any of the requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will note this information on our site, and will mark the request as “Completed”.]

** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC public records law. **

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 03/28/22: We apologize for the delay in processing and publishing this request on our site. Sunshine Request is a project built and run by a small team at PRC Applications. We run the site in addition to our primary business. While we will always do our best to process and follow up on requests as quickly as possible, there may be occasional delays, depending on our availability in a given week or month.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 4, 2022 3:20 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 4, 2022, 3:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Thank you. I hope you all also will acknowledge receipt of the other email. Again, I am your contact.

     

    Thanks,
    Kerri

     

    Kerri Glover
    Executive Director
    Community Relations and Marketing
    A-B Tech Community College
    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Tel: 828.398.7117
    Cell: 828.772.6320


    Status: Completed
  • November 4, 2022 3:07 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 4, 2022, 3:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hi Kerri,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. I’ve marked it as “Completed” on our site.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • October 25, 2022 4:46 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 24, 2022, 4:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hello,

     

    The bid and award letter, which serves as the contract, for advertising placement services is attached. This is the only contract in place for the requested timeframe. Please let me know if you have any questions.

     

    Kerri

     

    Kerri Glover
    Executive Director
    Community Relations & Marketing
    A-B Tech Community College
    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Office: 828-398-7117
    Cell: 828-772-6320
    [email protected]

     

    A-B Tech’s Vision: Changing Lives. Strengthening Communities.

     

    Under the NC Public Records Law (GS 115D-78), email messages and attachments that are sent to or received by this account may be considered public records subject to third-party review depending upon the subject matter of the message. Messages, portions of messages, and attachments regarding a particular student or employee are considered confidential under NC privacy laws and federal law. All emails are subject to review by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “rerecordsrequestmarch2022requestforabtechmark.zip” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 24, 2022 3:35 pm

    1 month ago

    From: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    Sent: Monday, October 24, 2022 1:00 PM
    To: [email protected]
    Cc: Carolyn H. Rice <[email protected]>; Patrick Conant <[email protected]>
    Subject: Fwd: Request to make public comment at 11/07/22 Board of Trustees meeting
    ————–

     

    From: “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    Date: Monday, October 24, 2022 at 1:29 PM
    To: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>, Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    Subject: FW: Request to make public comment at 11/07/22 Board of Trustees meeting

    ————–

     

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 24, 2022, 3:35 PM
    subject: FW: Request to make public comment at 11/07/22 Board of Trustees meeting

     

    Patrick and Lauren,

     

    A-B Tech received your request to address our Board of Trustees and met with our attorney last week to review it.

     

    First, our Board of Trustees does not have a public comment period and there is no requirement for it to do so. But our lawyer also advises us that since this is an administrative matter for the college, it would be inappropriate as a Board discussion item.

     

    We also reviewed your outstanding records requests with our lawyer. As you know, we have never denied your requests, but always offered the opportunity to have a Sunshine Request representative or the person submitting a request come to our offices to make copies of the requested information, in accordance with state law. In some cases, requested information already exists and, as we did with the request for financial information, we can easily provide a link to public documents. However, in other cases, our responses require considerable work from our IT, HR, Business, and Community Relations & Marketing departments to pull the requested information together, have our attorneys review it, and make it available electronically – we have to create files that currently do not exist.

     

    We are proceeding with fulfilling your outstanding requests and will attempt to provide electronic files when possible, but we continue to be advised that the law does not require us to provide electronic records. It is simply a good faith effort on our part.

     

    Finally, please be advised that all public records requests to A-B Tech are to be submitted to the college public information office, which is myself as head of the Department of Community Relations and Marketing. All requests to any other person at the college are forwarded to me as standard administrative operating procedure (and if they go to someone else but aren’t forwarded, we may not receive and officially process them). You may assume that I am the messenger for the college and always consult with our President, attorneys, and other college administrators on all public records requests.

     

    Kind regards,

    Kerri Glover

     

    Kerri Glover
    Executive Director
    Community Relations & Marketing
    A-B Tech Community College
    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Office: 828-398-7117
    Cell: 828-772-6320
    [email protected]

     

    A-B Tech’s Vision: Changing Lives. Strengthening Communities.

     

    Under the NC Public Records Law (GS 115D-78), email messages and attachments that are sent to or received by this account may be considered public records subject to third-party review depending upon the subject matter of the message. Messages, portions of messages, and attachments regarding a particular student or employee are considered confidential under NC privacy laws and federal law. All emails are subject to review by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 24, 2022 12:59 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>, Patrick Conant <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 24, 2022, 12:59 PM
    subject: Fwd: Request to make public comment at 11/07/22 Board of Trustees meeting

     

    Good Afternoon Matt,

     

    My name is Lauren and I work with Patrick Conant (Cced above) in his capacity as Director of his community project, Sunshine Request. www.sunshinerequest.com

     

    I spoke with Carolyn Rice by phone on Friday 10/14 around 3:00pm. Our Team wanted to obtain contact info for A-B Tech’s Board of Trustees, as well as information about how to give public comment at the November 07 meeting. Carolyn advised that she does not give out contact info for the Board, and the only way to make a public comment is to submit a request to her directly, and then she sends it to you as Chair to approve. I followed up our call by sending the email above to Carolyn, outlining Patrick’s formal request to speak at the November meeting.

     

    Having received no response in a week, I called and spoke with Lisa in Carolyn’s office about this again on Friday 10/21 around 1:00pm – Carolyn was out of office. I left all my info and details about the need for a response, and I still have not heard back as of this writing. I obtained your email address from Lamar Joyner, Clerk to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

     

    To reiterate the ask –

     

    Patrick Conant would like to make a public comment to the Board of Trustees at the November 07 meeting. He would like to raise his concerns on behalf of Sunshine Request, regarding A-B Tech’s continued refusal to fulfill public records requests as required under state law.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt of this email asap, and let us know if Patrick’s request to make a public comment has been approved?

     

    Additionally – Please let us know if there are any rules / requirements for making public comment, such as time limits, that Patrick should keep in mind during the meeting. There are none posted online that I can find.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Follow up
  • October 20, 2022 1:07 pm

    1 month ago

    Editor’s Note 10/20/22:

     

    10/20/22 @ 1:07pm

     

    As of this writing we have not received a response to our emailed request to Carolyn Rice asking to make public comment at the November Board of Trustees meeting.

     

    We called and spoke with Lisa in Carolyn’s office today. Carolyn was out of the office. We left our name / date of our email / contact info etc., asked for a response to the email so that we can be prepared for the meeting.

     

    We will follow up with Carolyn (Board of Trustees Secretary) and include Matt Kern (Board of Trustees Chair) again early next week, if we do not hear back.

     

    ~The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • October 14, 2022 3:17 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    cc: Patrick Conant <[email protected].com>
    date: Oct 14, 2022, 3:17 PM
    subject: Request to make public comment at 11/07/22 Board of Trustees meeting

     

    Hi Carolyn,

     

    Thank you for speaking with me a few minutes ago. Specifically – in regard to our Team wanting to obtain contact info for the Board of Trustees, as well as the process for who to give public comment at their November 07 meeting.

     

    I have discussed this with the Director of Sunshine Request, Patrick Conant (CCed above). He would like to make public comment to the Board of Trustees at their November 07, 2022 meeting. He would like to raise his concerns on behalf of Sunshine Request, regarding AB-Tech’s continued refusal to fulfill public records requests as required under state law.

     

    Can you please share this request with the Board of Trustees as soon as possible, and let us know if his request to make a public comment has been approved?

     

    Please let us know any rules / requirements for making public comment, such as time limits, that Patrick should keep in mind during the meeting. There are none posted online that I can find.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 13, 2022 5:15 pm

    4 months ago

    Editor’s Note to Sender 07/13/22: Patrick Conant is the Director of Sunshine Request. He has been following up with Kerri via a direct email he sent on 06/15/22 and 07/12/22. He is trying to determine how we can receive these (and all other) public records from A-B Tech.

     

    As of this writing, he has not received a response from Kerri or A-B Tech.

     

    At whatever point we receive a response or clarity on next steps, those updates will be posted on our site.

     

    Thank you or using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Follow up
  • June 14, 2022 12:08 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>, “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 14, 2022, 12:08 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hi Kerri (and all CCed),

     

    Respectfully, I’d like to ask once again that legal staff take immediate action to resolve this issue and ensure ALL public records requests are being fulfilled by AB-Tech in accordance with NC Public Records Law.

     

    Your response indicates the requested record (contract) is stored / maintained and does exist in an electronic format / medium, in which case you are required to provide it to me electronically… which is what I’ve requested:

     

    ” § 132-6.2. (a) Persons requesting copies of public records may elect to obtain them in any and all media in which the public agency is capable of providing them. No request for copies of public records in a particular medium shall be denied on the grounds that the custodian has made or prefers to make the public records available in another medium. The public agency may assess different fees for different media as prescribed by law.”

     

    ” § 132-6.2. (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a public agency to respond to a request for a copy of a public record by creating or compiling a record that does not exist. If a public agency, as a service to the requester, voluntarily elects to create or compile a record, it may negotiate a reasonable charge for the service with the requester. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a public agency to put into electronic medium a record that is not kept in electronic medium. (1995, c. 388, s. 3; 2004-129, s. 38.)”

     

    I did not ask for a paper copy of an electronic record, nor did I ask you to create a record in a format in which it does not already exist. I’ve asked repeatedly for the following clarification – Does the responsive record (contract) exist in an electronic format? Your response indicates that it does, and by Law it must be provided to me. Feel free to email the file, send a flash drive, google drive link, etc. I will not be coming in person to your office to “pick up” or “inspect” this contract, and it is not required under the law.

     

    If there will be any further delay and/or you are unwilling to provide this electronic record as required under the law, then kindly let me know you are denying the request, and have legal provide a clear explanation and cite the specific exemption under the law. I will determine how I would like to proceed from there.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • June 14, 2022 11:49 am

    5 months ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 14, 2022, 11:49 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    The College is pleased to provide public records upon request. However, be advised that the Public Records Law does not include an obligation to deliver public records by email. All persons or entities requesting public records are welcome to inspect and request copies (including available digital formats) of records at the College during normal business hours.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need anything further.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 7, 2022 4:03 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>,
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>,
    “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 7, 2022, 4:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hi Kerri (Christopher, and all CCed),

     

    I’m following up again on my email from May 18. I have not received a response.

     

    On March 30th I submitted a simple public records request for “Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreement(s) for the time period of 2020 through 2022”.

     

    Kerri indicated that “… There is one advertising service contract in the timeframe specified. Pursuant to NC public records law, the party seeking the information may come in person to our office and make a copy of the contract and provide payment to the College for the copies.” And “… pursuant to NC public records law, the requestor may come to our office to make a copy of the contract and reimburse A-B Tech for the cost. We follow the NC public records law. As you must know, it does not require us to provide electronic copies or specify a time for the response. But we will be glad to provide the contract if the requestor wants to make an appointment.”

     

    That is a misinterpretation of the NC Public Records Law, and as a result A-B Tech has not fulfilled the request. I did not ask for a paper copy of an electronic record, nor did I ask you to create a record in a format in which it does not already exist. I’ve asked repeatedly for the following clarification – Does the responsive record (contract) exist in an electronic format? I imagine it does, and if such a record exists, then by Law it must be provided – You should be able to send that to me via email.

     

    Creating arbitrary barriers to access public records by requiring requesters to come in person to “inspect” or “copy” an electronic record, is inappropriate and does not comply with the law.

     

    Additionally – Kerri has stated: “… The anonymous nature of these requests hampers communication. Most of the public records requests we receive have a stated purpose and are not anonymous”. A-B Tech is required to process all valid public records requests under NC Public Records Law. Under which, there is no requirement that people making records requests have to provide a purpose, or even a name, to associate with a request.

     

    However, for the purpose of records keeping, you can consider this and all requests sent from the email [email protected] to be made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    If you are intentionally delaying fulfillment or response to the request by allowing it to “sit” until staff has availability or feels like addressing, then I worry you are not processing public records requests in compliance with the Law.

     

    With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”.

     

    http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    I respectfully ask again that legal staff take immediate action to resolve this issue and ensure that ALL public records requests are being fulfilled by AB-Tech as required under NC Public Records Law. I will continue to submit public records requests to A-B Tech in the future, and I would like assurance that I will receive a response and that requests are being processed by your offices in accordance with the law.

     

    Thank you!
    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • May 31, 2022 1:21 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    date: May 31, 2022, 1:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hi Kerri (and all CC’d)

     

    Following up on my May 18 email. I have not received a response — See copied below:

    ——-

     

    I requested “Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreement(s) for the time period of 2020 through 2022”.

     

    Kerri has indicated “… There is one advertising service contract in the timeframe specified. Pursuant to NC public records law, the party seeking the information may come in person to our office and make a copy of the contract and provide payment to the College for the copies.”  And “ … pursuant to NC public records law, the requestor may come to our office to make a copy of the contract and reimburse A-B Tech for the cost. We follow the NC public records law. As you must know, it does not require us to provide electronic copies or specify a time for the response. But we will be glad to provide the contract if the requestor wants to make an appointment.”

     

    That interpretation of NC Public Records Law is misleading. I’d like to ask again – Do the responsive records I’ve asked for exist in an electronic medium, or not? I suspect if you were to perform the search again, you could likely find the contract and email it to me. Is that correct? If such a record exists, then it must be provided. Creating arbitrary barriers to access by forcing in-person inspection and copies of electronic records is unacceptable.

     

    Additionally – Regarding Kerri’s recent comment: “… The anonymous nature of these requests hampers communication. Most of the public records requests we receive have a stated purpose and are not anonymous”. NC Public Records Law does not require people making records requests to provide a purpose, or even a name, to associate with a request.

     

    However, for the purpose of records keeping, you may consider this and all requests sent from the email [email protected]quest.com to be made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    I respectfully ask that legal staff take immediate action to resolve this issue and ensure that ALL public records requests are being fulfilled by A-B Tech as required under NC Public Records Law.

     

    – The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • May 18, 2022 11:48 am

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], “Carolyn H. Rice” <[email protected]>
    date: May 18, 2022, 11:48 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hi Kerri (and all CCed),

     

    I requested “Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreement(s) for the time period of 2020 through 2022”.

     

    Kerri has indicated “… There is one advertising service contract in the timeframe specified. Pursuant to NC public records law, the party seeking the information may come in person to our office and make a copy of the contract and provide payment to the College for the copies.”  And “ … pursuant to NC public records law, the requestor may come to our office to make a copy of the contract and reimburse A-B Tech for the cost. We follow the NC public records law. As you must know, it does not require us to provide electronic copies or specify a time for the response. But we will be glad to provide the contract if the requestor wants to make an appointment.”

     

    That interpretation of NC Public Records Law is misleading. I’d like to ask again – Do the responsive records I’ve asked for exist in an electronic medium, or not? I suspect if you were to perform the search again, you could likely find the contract and email it to me. Is that correct? If such a record exists, then it must be provided. Creating arbitrary barriers to access by forcing in-person inspection and copies of electronic records is unacceptable.

     

    Additionally – Regarding Kerri’s recent comment: “… The anonymous nature of these requests hampers communication. Most of the public records requests we receive have a stated purpose and are not anonymous”. NC Public Records Law does not require people making records requests to provide a purpose, or even a name, to associate with a request.

     

    However, for the purpose of records keeping, you may consider this and all requests sent from the email [email protected] to be made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    I respectfully ask that legal staff take immediate action to resolve this issue and ensure that ALL public records requests are being fulfilled by A-B Tech as required under NC Public Records Law.

     

    – The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • May 18, 2022 5:59 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2022, 5:59 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    I must again refer you to the reply from last week — pursuant to NC public records law, the requestor may come to our office to make a copy of the contract and reimburse A-B Tech for the cost. We follow the NC public records law. As you must know, it does not require us to provide electronic copies or specify a time for the response. But we will be glad to provide the contract if the requestor wants to make an appointment.

     

    I’ll be happy to discuss your requests in more detail if you want to call. The anonymous nature of these requests hampers communication. Most of the public records requests we receive have a stated purpose and are not anonymous.

     

    Kerri Glover
    Executive Director
    Community Relations and Marketing
    A-B Tech Community College
    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Tel: 828.398.7117
    Cell: 828.772.6320


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 17, 2022 3:10 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2022, 3:10 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hi Kerri (and John CCed),

     

    Thank you for your reply regarding my request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022 .

     

    This was a simple request for “… all Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreement(s) for the time period of 2020 through 2022 (date the query is performed).”

     

    I sent in the request via the Information Request Form on A-B Tech’s website on 03/30/22, then again via follow up on 04/12/22 using the same form. Having received no response, I followed up with Kerri directly [email protected] on Apr 26, 2022. Having received no response to that email either, I sent a follow up on the same thread to Kerri, Cc: [email protected], [email protected] on May 12, 2022.

     

    Regarding Kerri’s recent comment:

     

    “… There is one advertising service contract in the timeframe specified. Pursuant to NC public records law, the party seeking the information may come in person to our office and make a copy of the contract and provide payment to the College for the copies.”

     

    Can you please clarify whether A-B Tech possesses or maintains any record of their marketing and advertising contracts using any electronic formats or online systems? If this record exists, then A-B Tech has not fulfilled my March request.

     

    Additionally – under NC Public Records Law, I am not required to come in person to pick up or inspect files that should already exist and have been provided in an electronic medium, and I have not asked you to create or compile the requested record in a special format or medium in which it does not exist.

     

    If you plan to further delay or deny the fulfillment of my March request, please ask A-B Tech’s legal team to specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified specifically under NC Public Records Law. Additionally – Please provide a copy of A-B Tech’s Public Records Request Policy, as well as any policies you have related to charging fees for public requests or copies.

     

    I’ll plan to follow up again around the end of the month.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    – The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • May 12, 2022 3:49 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “John D. Gossett” <[email protected]>
    date: May 12, 2022, 3:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Hello,

     

    Stephen Maag was an advisor who no longer works with the college, so I have removed him from this email thread. I did not receive a previous request for this information via the college information email. It goes to another department and, if received, was not forwarded to me.

     

    There is one advertising service contract in the timeframe specified. Pursuant to NC public records law, the party seeking the information may come in person to our office and make a copy of the contract and provide payment to the College for the copies.

     

    Kind regards,

    Kerri

     

    Kerri Glover
    Executive Director

    Community Relations & Marketing
    A-B Tech Community College
    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Office: 828-398-7117

    Cell: 828-772-6320
    [email protected]


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 12, 2022 3:27 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: May 12, 2022, 3:27 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Good Afternoon AB Tech Public Records Officer,

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was originally sent in via the contact form on AB Tech’s website on 3/30: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

    I’ve yet to receive a reply from my message in the contact form or from the office of Kerri Glover. If you are not the appropriate contact for this request please let me know where to direct it. Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again later this month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • April 26, 2022 1:54 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kerri Glover <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 26, 2022, 1:54 PM
    subject: Records Request: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Good Afternoon AB Tech Records Officer,

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was originally sent in via the contact form on AB Tech’s website on 3/30: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in early May if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • April 12, 2022 1:43 pm

    7 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: This follow up was sent in via a contact form on AB Tech’s website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Good afternoon AB-Tech (Records Officer),

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was sent in on 3/30: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • March 30, 2022 12:14 pm

    8 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via a contact form on AB Tech’s website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Good afternoon AB-Tech (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around mid-April if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2022) Request for A-B Tech: Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreements(s) 2020 – 2022

     

    Message: “Hi A-B Tech (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Please provide all Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College Marketing & Advertising Service contract(s) and agreement(s) for the time period of 2020 through 2022 (date the query is performed).

     

    [Editor’s Note: Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any of the requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will note this information on our site, and will mark the request as “Completed”.]

     

    ** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC public records law. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 28, 2022 12:40 pm

    8 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending