Saving Public Officials from Themselves on Social Media

Ft. Amy Blalock, City of Durham, NC, and Anil Chawla, ArchiveSocial

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Tuesday, June 12 / 2 p.m. EST

As Public Affairs Manager for the City of Durham, Amy is responsible for external communications for the agency, which consists of of 25 departments and 2,400+ employees. She leads the Social Media Team, comprised of employees responsible for all department pages, and is also involved in the direct management of the City's primary social media pages. 

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What you'll learn

1. Major risk areas for public officials on social mediaI

Public Affairs Manager, City of Durham, NC

2. Important components of an elected official-specific social media policy

3. Steps to assist you in getting a policy approved

This year, more than 2,000 Gov Communicators have already boosted their social media skills through the Agency-to-Agency Webinar Series.

Agency-to-Agency Webinar Series


Agencies around the country are facing the impact of public officials' use of social media.

Hear Amy Blalock, Public Affairs Manager for the City of Durham, and ArchiveSocial CEO Anil Chawla re-present their packed session from GSMCON 2018.

"This session was phenomenal.  It was worth the price of admission (to GSMCON) alone!"  

-PIO, GSMCON 2018 attendee

About the Speakers


CEO & Founder, ArchiveSocial

Anil Chawla is the founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, a social media archiving company that specializes in open records management and risk mitigation of government social media.  Anil is a frequent speaker on the topics of government social media and public records laws, and his work has been featured in prominent publications including CNBC, Politico, NextGov, InformationWeek, Fast Company, and

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