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Aug 20

Menlo Park participates in national #CityHallSelfie Day

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Municipal governments looking to boost civic engagement took to social media on August 15 for international #CityHallSelfie Day.

Spearheaded by Oregon-based nonprofit Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), the online campaign serves in assisting municipalities in engendering greater community support, trust and conversations around innovation and policy.

ELGL is a professional local government membership organization that believes connecting people and stories in local government is the key to attracting the best and brightest to public service.

The #CityHallSelfie phenomenon began in 2014 when various municipal employees around the globe started snapping pictures of themselves in front of city and county buildings. What started as a fun way to show love for local government and their city halls became what is today an annual attempt to break the world record for most city hall selfies taken in one day. Each year on August 15, participants take a selfie in front of their local city hall and post it on any social media platform with the hashtag #cityhallselfie.

Visit the ELGL website for more information on City Hall Selfie Day and the ELGL organization.

City Hall Selfie