#CityHallSelfie Day Media Talking Points

#CityHallSelfie Day Media Talking Points

If you get a call from a local reporter about your organization’s participation in #CityHallSelfie day, you can refer to the full media kit, or use these quick talking points about the big day:


Who:

  • Local government professionals and elected officials from around the globe participate in #CityHallSelfie day.
  • The day is organized by ELGL, a big tent local government professional association that connects, communicates, and educates about local government public service.
  • In 2017, ELGL and Bang the Table are partnering on an awards program for the best #CityHallSelfies in 20 categories.
  • This year, we’ve added a Member’s Choice Award. ELGL members will nominate and vote for the best overall selfie. You can learn more about membership here.

What:

  • #CityHallSelfie day is a chance to show pride in local government service and facilities.
  • On this day, people take self portraits in front of local government buildings and share them on social media.
  • Local governments, municipal associations, and local gov employees are busily promoting this special day to employees and community members.

When:

  • August 15, 2017

Where:

  • In front of any city, county, special district, regional, etc. building.

Why:

  • #CityHallSelfie day is a chance to celebrate local government service and the important work happening at the  local level, and to showcase local government facilities.

How:

  • Individuals and groups take “selfies” (self portraits) in front of local government buildings and use the hashtag #CityHallSelfie to compile the photos on Twitter.
  • ELGL also compiles the pictures on its Facebook page, on a map, and oversees the award program.