Social Media Engagement Guidelines

ICMA encourages all interested individuals and organization to participate in the conversations happening in our Commercial Social Network Communities.

You can find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google+, and Pinterest. This page provides a better understanding of how to engage with ICMA on social media and what you can expect from us.

Posting Guidelines

Posts include mentions, comments, and content sharing in our social media communities. We ask that you follow our posting guidelines, and note that posts will be removed if they violate the guidelines listed below.

•Do not post surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming, or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

•Do not self-promote or promote political causes.

•Do not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

•Do not publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material, or information.

•Do not upload or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software, or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.

•Do not use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.

•Do not upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.

•Do not advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless ICMA specifically approves such messages.

•Do not falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

•Do not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and participating on the ICMA Facebook page.

•Do not violate any code of conduct or other guidelines. 

•Do not harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses.

•Do not violate any applicable laws or regulations.

•Do not create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.

•Do not use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.

•ICMA reserves the right to take immediate action, without notice, on any posting that in the sole opinion of ICMA is inappropriate or violates the posting policies.



Job posts are allowed on Facebook and LinkedIn if they link back to our Job Center - a direct connection to ICMA and AFI (Alliance for Innovation) members. With the Job Center you can reach the largest audience of dedicated local government professionals across the United States, and internationally, in addition to a large pool of nonmember local government professionals. To learn more, check out the Job Center.



Links in the social media communities may not be managed by ICMA. The linked sites may not be under the control of ICMA and ICMA is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained on a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. ICMA is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. ICMA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ICMA of the site.

Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of ICMA.


ICMA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to ICMA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any services or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private community, (each a "submission" and collectively "submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("posting") your submission you are granting ICMA, its affiliated organizations, and necessary sublicenses permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses (including, without limitation, all ICMA core areas), including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission; to publish your name in connection with your submission; and the right to sub-license such rights to any supplier of the services.


For information related to the Knowledge Network (an ICMA private social networking community), refer to the Terms of Use.

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