At the Intersection of
Free Speech, Social Media, and Local Government:
Practical Advice for Local Officials

Can a municipal employee or official say anything they would like on Facebook or Twitter about town government, city officials, other citizens, and issues of the day? 

Can a city remove derogatory comments from its own Facebook page?  

Towns and cities are using social media more often to communicate with citizens, both to provide up-to-the-minute information and to allow citizens to ask questions and give feedback. Just as often, municipal employees and officials have their own social media accounts which they might use to post their own thoughts about municipal government, other citizens, and issues of the day. Social media creates a variety of issues regarding 1st Amendment free speech rights of the public, employees, and officials; protected union activity by employees; legally protected speech of New Hampshire’s public employees; electioneering; and RSA 91-A (the Right to Know Law).
Please join us at one of our 1 1/2 hour regional presentations for a discussion of these issues. Participants will be provided with real-world scenarios to frame these complicated concerns and given useful tools they can use to spot the issues in their own town or city. This is a can’t miss program for any municipal governing body members or managers.

Regional Program Registration Information
The registration fee is $25.00 per person and includes refreshments. Seating is limited. As with all Drummond Woodsum events, we feature practical advice and the most up to date legal analysis.

For your convenience we are offering this program
in 6 locations throughout New Hampshire.

Wed., May 29, 2019
8:30 to 10:00 am

Town of Derry Municipal Center
Town Hall Meeting Room
14 Manning Street
Derry, NH 03038
Tues., May 28, 2019
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Dover Police Department
Police Training Room
46 Chestnut Street
Dover, NH 03820
Wed., May 29, 2019
8:30 to 10:00 am

Keene Ice Center Enterprises
Blastos Room
380 Marlboro Street
Keene, NH 03431

Tues., May 28, 2019
8:30 to 10:00 am

City of Laconia
Town Hall Conference Room
45 Beacon Street E
Laconia, NH 03246

Tues., June 4, 2019
12:00 to 1:30 pm

City of Lebanon
City Hall Council Chambers
51 N Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Mon., June 3, 2019
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Littleton Opera House
Grand Room
2 Union Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Learn more about Drummond Woodsum's Municipal Group . We look forward to seeing you!