Cities and their elected officials are increasingly using social media to engage with citizens, share information, and deliver services more quickly and effectively than ever before.

While this can be a valuable, efficient, and economical tool, social media can also pose some unexpected challenges. As an elected official, how can you use social media to engage with constituents and share information? In this webinar, recorded live on March 3, 2020, elected city officials can:

  • Consider the benefits and drawbacks of most widely-used social media platforms.
  • Learn best practices on developing and managing your social media presence.
  • Review potential legal issues with social media use, including, but not limited to, First Amendment, open meeting law, and data practices issues.

Access the presentation slides for this webinar (pdf)

Check out the League’s model social media policy (doc)

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