Free Webinar: Social Media for Elected Officials

March 3 — 12-1 p.m.


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?

The League of Minnesota Cities is offering a free webinar for elected city officials to help you understand how you can best use social media. Take part in this online session to:

  • Understand 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.
  • Ask questions about social media (please submit them in advance to

Check out the League’s model social media policy.

Pamela Whitmore, Collaboration & Mediation Manager, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Don Reeder, Public Affairs Manager, League of Minnesota Cities

Who should attend: Mayors, councilmembers

Fee: Free

Date/Time: March 3 — 12-1 p.m.
A recording of the webinar will be available by March 5. Please note: a version of this presentation will be part of the morning administrative track at the 2020 Safety and Loss Control Workshops.

You will be participating via the internet using GoToWebinar. An email confirmation with instructions to join the session will be sent after registration is completed.