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Social Media Policies

This page provides examples of social media policies from Washington cities, counties, and special purpose districts, including links to resources that provide best practices and guidelines on social media use.


Overview

To ensure your agency uses social media as effectively as possible, your agency should establish a clear social media policy that all social media managers and department heads adhere to. For key elements to consider when developing a policy, see Establishing Effective Social Media Policies for your Agency. Below are some policy examples adopted by Washington local government agencies.


Examples of City Policies

Cities over 50,000 population

Cities between 10,000 and 50,000 population

Cities and towns under 10,000 population


Examples of County Policies

Counties over 125,000 population

Counties under 125,000 population


Examples of Special Purpose District Policies


Recommended Resources

Below are some resources that provide best practices and guidelines on social media use for government agencies.


Last Modified: September 20, 2017