#CityHallSelfie Day

#CityHallSelfie Day is a worldwide celebration of local government service. It showcases pride in local government institutions. Local government employees, elected officials, media, and community members participate on #CityHallSelfie Day.

#CityHallSelfie Day is managed by ELGL, the Engaging Local Government Leaders network. ELGL is a professional association of 4,800 people who work for and with local government.

ELGL’s mission is to engage the brightest minds in local government. In 2019, ELGL and Bang the Table are partnering to produce #CityHallSelfie day.

This day is all about local government pride.

So it doesn't matter if you are a citizen or work for a town, county, special district - just hop in front of your building, snap a picture, and use the hashtag to share it with the world!


#CityHallSelfie Day is a worldwide celebration of local government service. It showcases pride in local government institutions. Local government employees, elected officials, media, and community members participate on #CityHallSelfie Day.

#CityHallSelfie Day is managed by ELGL, the Engaging Local Government Leaders network. ELGL is a professional association of 4,800 people who work for and with local government.

ELGL’s mission is to engage the brightest minds in local government. In 2019, ELGL and Bang the Table are partnering to produce #CityHallSelfie day.

This day is all about local government pride.

So it doesn't matter if you are a citizen or work for a town, county, special district - just hop in front of your building, snap a picture, and use the hashtag to share it with the world!


  • WCIA: City Hall Selfie Day

    3 days ago
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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA)—People walking through downtown Champaign Thursday could see signs asking them to take a selfie with the city building. They are taking part in National City Hall Selfie Day. During lunch hour, Mayor Feinen posed for some photos. Those with the city say they do things like this to make sure people in Champaign know that city government is accessible.

    “It’s really just about getting people involved in government. Yes people are coming by to get a picture but it gives them the chance to talk to the mayor and offer suggestions and comments about city government,” Mayor...

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA)—People walking through downtown Champaign Thursday could see signs asking them to take a selfie with the city building. They are taking part in National City Hall Selfie Day. During lunch hour, Mayor Feinen posed for some photos. Those with the city say they do things like this to make sure people in Champaign know that city government is accessible.

    “It’s really just about getting people involved in government. Yes people are coming by to get a picture but it gives them the chance to talk to the mayor and offer suggestions and comments about city government,” Mayor Fienen says.

    They encouraged people to stop and take a picture and tag the city social media pages for them to see.


  • SELFIES APLENTY AT BROOKLYN PARK CITY HALL

    3 days ago
    It’s National City Hall Selfie Day Thursday. Brooklyn Park officials got in on the action.

    An event in front of Brooklyn Park City Hall offered not only internet fame, but coffee and doughnuts as well. A number of people came by and took selfies.

    The best one in the city will win some Brooklyn Park swag. There’s a national contest too. If you’d like to see the selfies, search #WeAreBrooklynPark.


    It’s National City Hall Selfie Day Thursday. Brooklyn Park officials got in on the action.

    An event in front of Brooklyn Park City Hall offered not only internet fame, but coffee and doughnuts as well. A number of people came by and took selfies.

    The best one in the city will win some Brooklyn Park swag. There’s a national contest too. If you’d like to see the selfies, search #WeAreBrooklynPark.


  • City Hall Selfie Day Wrap Up Video

    3 days ago

    #CityHallSelfie Day may have come to a close, but our enthusiasm for #localgov has not!

    Check out our wrap up video to celebrate local gov in #DE! We ❤️ #DELocalGov!


    #CityHallSelfie Day may have come to a close, but our enthusiasm for #localgov has not!

    Check out our wrap up video to celebrate local gov in #DE! We ❤️ #DELocalGov!


  • International #CityHallSelfie Day 2019

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    Another International #CityHallSelfie Day is on the books and folks, the days of the conventional selfie are over. This was the year of props, costumes, filters, and field trips.

    It was exceptionally difficult this time to decide on ten noteworthy selfies because the effort put into this crop of images was historically high.

    The Chronicles worked all through the night reviewing hundreds of images, consulting with our artists-in-residence, and testing for authenticity. While there were dozens of contenders, each selfie on the list had to satisfy the following criteria:

    A. be taken by or feature a city council member/mayor; or

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    Another International #CityHallSelfie Day is on the books and folks, the days of the conventional selfie are over. This was the year of props, costumes, filters, and field trips.

    It was exceptionally difficult this time to decide on ten noteworthy selfies because the effort put into this crop of images was historically high.

    The Chronicles worked all through the night reviewing hundreds of images, consulting with our artists-in-residence, and testing for authenticity. While there were dozens of contenders, each selfie on the list had to satisfy the following criteria:

    A. be taken by or feature a city council member/mayor; or

    B. be taken in a council chamber; and

    C. be a true selfie — i.e. taken by someone in the picture.

    Next week, we will invite a municipal selfie expert on the podcast who will render a verdict on the pièces de résistance. Here are the top 10:


  • City Hall Selfie Day

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    GREEN BAY and APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV)

    Over the last few years, August 15th has gradually become “City Hall Selfie Day,” a day where citizens are encouraged to snap a picture of themselves in front of their favorite local government building.

    “I think the idea is just to make it a little bit more accessible for people to check out City Hall, to engage in city government, and just a fun thing for us to do as employees of the city,” said Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich. “And something for the community to engage in as well.”

    In Appleton, resident Gerry...

    GREEN BAY and APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV)

    Over the last few years, August 15th has gradually become “City Hall Selfie Day,” a day where citizens are encouraged to snap a picture of themselves in front of their favorite local government building.

    “I think the idea is just to make it a little bit more accessible for people to check out City Hall, to engage in city government, and just a fun thing for us to do as employees of the city,” said Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich. “And something for the community to engage in as well.”

    In Appleton, resident Gerry Lambie made a new friend while taking her city hall selfie. Lambie was spotted by Local 5 taking a selfie in front of Appleton City Hall with Kaukauna resident Gary Schmidt.

    “I knew that it was Selfie Day,” Lambie said. “I thought, instead of being by myself… I just thought I would, as (Schmidt’s) walking down the street, ask him if wanted to take a selfie with me… We’re proud of where we live, and we just want to let people know that we’ve got a great community here.”

    City Hall Selfies can be taken inside or outside of a city hall or any other local government facility, and posted on any social media platform with the hashtag #CityHallSelfie.

    “That’s really what the fun of it is, is for us to be able to share the photos that other people are taking, to see them sort of really just enjoying and being part of this community,” said Chad Doran, the city of Appleton’s Communications Coordinator.

    City Hall Selfie Day isn’t just a Northeast Wisconsin phenomenon – local governments across the globe are encouraging residents to participate and post their pictures online.


  • Shawnee celebrating City Hall Selfie Day

    4 days ago
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    The Shawnee city staff is celebrating City Hall Selfie Day at 12:15 p.m. today, Aug. 15 in front of city hall. The event is a social media driven “day” to promote what local government can do for residents. The event is also an opportunity for residents to “showcase your local gov love,” according to ELGL. To participate, residents take a selfie in front of Shawnee City Hall and post the selfie on social media with the hashtag #CityHallSelfie. City staff will be clearing out the parking lot in the front from noon to 1 p.m. to take the group...

    The Shawnee city staff is celebrating City Hall Selfie Day at 12:15 p.m. today, Aug. 15 in front of city hall. The event is a social media driven “day” to promote what local government can do for residents. The event is also an opportunity for residents to “showcase your local gov love,” according to ELGL. To participate, residents take a selfie in front of Shawnee City Hall and post the selfie on social media with the hashtag #CityHallSelfie. City staff will be clearing out the parking lot in the front from noon to 1 p.m. to take the group selfie.

  • HONOR THY SELFIE

    4 days ago
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    For the third year, the City of Sarasota will be observing #CityHallSelfie Day, a nationwide celebration of local government and civic awareness, on its social media channels today, Aug. 15. City employees are encouraged to take a “selfie” photo of themselves and their co-workers while on the job. #CityHallSelfieDay bills itself as “a chance for the city’s dedicated workforce to demonstrate its pride in serving the public.”

    The City will be posting selfies from employees throughout the day on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Residents can also join in by taking a selfie at City Hall or at...

    For the third year, the City of Sarasota will be observing #CityHallSelfie Day, a nationwide celebration of local government and civic awareness, on its social media channels today, Aug. 15. City employees are encouraged to take a “selfie” photo of themselves and their co-workers while on the job. #CityHallSelfieDay bills itself as “a chance for the city’s dedicated workforce to demonstrate its pride in serving the public.”

    The City will be posting selfies from employees throughout the day on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Residents can also join in by taking a selfie at City Hall or at their favorite city park or facility, posting it to their personal social media pages with the hashtag #CityHallSelfie and tagging @CityofSarasota.

    #CityHallSelfie Day observance is organized by the national nonprofit ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders).


  • How #CityHallSelfie Day became a local government tradition

    4 days ago
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    To learn more about #CityHallSelfie Day and the group behind it, Bloomberg Cities sat down with Kirsten Wyatt, executive director and co-founder of Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)—and former public servant herself—who talked about the origins of this social media event, why it’s caught on with city leaders, and her tips for how to take a stand-out #CityHallSelfie.

    To learn more about #CityHallSelfie Day and the group behind it, Bloomberg Cities sat down with Kirsten Wyatt, executive director and co-founder of Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)—and former public servant herself—who talked about the origins of this social media event, why it’s caught on with city leaders, and her tips for how to take a stand-out #CityHallSelfie.

  • Appleton celebrates local government with City Hall Selfie Day

    4 days ago
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    APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) Grab some friends, find that perfect lighting and snap your best selfie!

    City Hall Selfie Day is happening on Thursday to celebrate local government and the work it does in the communities they represent.

    It’s simple to participate, here’s the rules:

    Stop by City Hall and take a selfie in front of the sign on the side of the building on Appleton Street. You can also use any sign inside the building on the 1st, 5th and 6th floor offices.

    Selfies at other government facilities still count, as do selfies with crews working throughout the city. Simply...

    APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) Grab some friends, find that perfect lighting and snap your best selfie!

    City Hall Selfie Day is happening on Thursday to celebrate local government and the work it does in the communities they represent.

    It’s simple to participate, here’s the rules:

    Stop by City Hall and take a selfie in front of the sign on the side of the building on Appleton Street. You can also use any sign inside the building on the 1st, 5th and 6th floor offices.

    Selfies at other government facilities still count, as do selfies with crews working throughout the city. Simply snap a selfie showing them at work behind you.


  • Community invited to participate in City Hall Selfie Day Thursday

    4 days ago
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    The community is invited to take part in City Hall Selfie Day Thursday, Aug. 15.

    Whether you are a city employee or a resident, the City of LaGrange is encouraging the community to snap a selfie at LaGrange City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue, and post it on social media any time of the day on Wednesday.


    The community is invited to take part in City Hall Selfie Day Thursday, Aug. 15.

    Whether you are a city employee or a resident, the City of LaGrange is encouraging the community to snap a selfie at LaGrange City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue, and post it on social media any time of the day on Wednesday.