2018 #CityHallSelfie Day

Posted on August 1, 2018

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The Basics

What is #CityHallSelfie Day?

August 15, 2018 is #CityHallSelfie Day. It’s a day to showcase your local gov love and your employees, community members, and volunteers.

How do I participate?

  1. Stand in front of your government building.
  2. Snap a picture of yourself or a group.
  3. Share the photo on social media with the hashtag #CityHallSelfie.
  4. Want to compete for prizes and recognition? Check out the list of award categories.

Swag Store

ELGL has a special store set up for #CityHallSelfie Day swag – like t-shirts, mugs, totes, and stickers.

Log on today and make your purchase – it’s a Teespring store so order are fulfilled every three days based on crowdsourced interest. Prices range from $4.00 to $25.00.

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:


  • 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 engages the brightest minds in local government.
  • In 2018, 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.


  • #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.


  • August 15, 2018


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


  • #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.


  • 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.
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