Detroit Free Press spoke with John Chamberlin in article, "Shelby Twp. clerk retiring to become Auburn Hills clerk"
According to the article's author, Kowal ended her 21-years of working for the Shelby Twp. government under allegations of mishandling FOIA requests (allegations she denies) and a lawsuit brought on by the township supervisor (later dropped).
In his Free Press interview, Chamberlin suggested alternative actions that Kowal could have taken in both the FOIA and lawsuit situations that would have been more ethical and transparent.