Social Media Policy

Applies To

This policy applies to Covered Persons, as defined in this policy. This policy covers Covered Persons’ conduct on and use of Social Media Sites, including new or existing City-Supported Social Media Sites.

Covered Persons, for purposes of this policy, is defined as persons who perform services for the City of Minneapolis, with or without compensation, including:

  • All full-time and part-time staff;
  • Mayor’s office staff;
  • City Council staff;
  • Elected officials;
  • Members of City boards and commissions;
  • Classified employees;
  • Temporary employees
  • Appointed employees;
  • Volunteers;
  • Contractors and consultants working on City-Supported Social Media Sites;
  • Interns; and
  • Others working on behalf of the City on City-Supported Social Media Sites.

The City of Minneapolis supports the use of social media to advance the goals of the City and its boards and commissions. To ensure the City represents itself, and its boards and commissions, appropriately and consistently online, the Communications Department is charged with overseeing the design, implementation, and management of City-Supported Social Media Sites and overseeing the use of other Social Media Sites by Covered Persons.


Council Approval Date: July 25, 2019

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2020

Last Procedures Revision Date: July 26, 2019

Key WordsSocial Media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Web, Blog,

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Communications Director, 612-673-2101

Social Media Officer, 612-673-2148


Last updated Jul 26, 2019



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