A collage of people celebrating City Hall Selfie Day 2023 at locations throughout Florida.

City Hall Selfie Day

Get ready for the best day of the year

City Hall Selfie Day is Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024.

Organized by ELGL, City Hall Selfie Day is a celebration of public service showcasing pride in local government institutions.

ELGL is excited to celebrate the ninth annual City Hall Selfie Day in 2024! Every year since 2016, government employees, elected officials, members of the media, and community members participate in the event across the United States and around the world.

City Hall Selfie Day is all about local government pride.

It doesn't matter if you work for a town, city, county, library, special district — or if you work remotely or from home. City Hall Selfie Day is for everyone!

ELGL City Hall Selfie Day 2024

How to Celebrate

Whether you want to get creative or keep things simple, celebrating City Hall Selfie Day is easy and fun:

  1. Take a picture of yourself, with a group, or with a community member in front of your local government building. (It doesn’t matter if it’s a building representing a town, city, county, library, or special district — or even if you're a public servant working remotely.)
  2. Use the hashtag #CityHallSelfie when posting the photo to social media.
  3. Tag ELGL in your posts: FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn, Threads, TikTok, and X/Twitter.


ELGL is proud to offer a toolkit to help you plan for City Hall Selfie Day.

Use our logos and sample social media posts, email, newsletter article, and web content as a springboard to start spreading the word in your organization and community.

Download the toolkit (ZIP file)


Together, we reached more than 1 million people during the most recent City Hall Selfie Day in August 2023. We saw so much community pride on display in small towns, big cities, and everywhere in between.

While City Hall Selfie Day is a celebration and not a competition, ELGL awards recognition and prizes to the people and organizations showing the most pride and creativity in the following categories:

  • People's Choice Award: City Hall Selfie Excellence
  • Best Community Engagement for City Hall Selfie Day
  • Most Creative City Hall Selfie
  • Funniest City Hall Selfie
  • Most Selfies Taken by One Person on City Hall Selfie Day
  • Best-Dressed City Hall Selfie
  • Best City Hall Selfie Photography or Videography
  • Best City Hall Selfie Short-Form Video
  • City Hall Selfie with the Most Famous Figure
  • Best City Hall Selfie from Another Type of Government Building

We also recognize the smallest and largest communities participating in City Hall Selfie Day, plus the state with the most City Hall Selfie Day posts.

And we add special awards to reflect what's happening or popular around City Hall Selfie Day. (Remember 2023's Best of the Barbies?)

Previous Honorees

See standout individuals and communities recognized for going above and beyond to celebrate City Hall Selfie Day since its inception. Congratulations to the honorees!

People's Choice Award

See the most recent communities recognized by ELGL members and our social media community as People's Choice Award honorees:

2023 People's Choice Award | City of Bedford, TX

2022 People's Choice Award | City of Goodyear, AZ

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