GSM Professional Association

Government Social Media is the first professional association for public sector social media professionals, founded in 2015.

Get supported as a government social media professional

While our free network is a great resource, our professional association unlocks a support system for government employees handling social media, for only $79/year. Over 500 social media professionals in government belong to our professional association and you can join, too!

Learn about each region, our elected council and membership eligibility.

Upcoming Training
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Recent Training

  • SocialGov Roundup¬†(aired¬†06.17.24)¬†- GSM Membership Council representative¬†Zack Seipert¬†and Team GSM's¬†Ariana Donley¬†shared¬†the latest news in under 30 minutes.
  • Q2 regional meetups¬†were¬†June 4-12¬†for each region¬†to virtually meet with¬†their council representatives and others in their¬†area to network during this special professional association member-only perk.¬†

  Other recent training


Membership Benefits

Professional Development

We help establish and promote best practice standards for gov't social media, we monitor and communicate relevant issues and assist in social network discussions.

Educational Webinars

We organize monthly member-only webinars taught by social media experts and fellow socialgov professionals. Members can also view archived recordings of previous webinars.

Regional Virtual Meetups

We host quarterly meetups for each region held via Zoom, a great opportunity to collaborate on regional topics and network with nearby public communicators.

Community Network

 Members have access to a membership directory to search, message and connect with social media peers in their area, and a gated online community to share challenges and lessons learned with social media professionals dealing with the same issues across the U.S. 


Members registered for the Government Social Media Conference can participate in our annual membership meeting, get free professional headshots and be identified with a member ribbon. Virtual participants can also join in on the membership meeting.

Annual dues are only $79/year

One of the most economical professional associations you'll find, yet packs significant value for you and your agency.


Membership Guidebook

Government Social Media is the first professional association for public sector social media professionals, founded by Government Social Media LLC in 2015! GSM membership is guided by our Membership Guidebook, which clarifies the purpose, structure and operations of the association.

View Membership Guidebook

Eligibility for membership

We support local and state agencies, the United States Federal Government, regional government, academics,¬†Canada government agencies¬†and more. Members can have any job title ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs not limited to social media manager ‚ÄĒ but must be actively employed full/part-time (not as contractor or consultant), or be an elected or appointed official, at any of the following entities within the United States of America, including their departments, agencies, boards and commissions:

  • City, town, township, municipality, borough, county, tribal
  • Special district (water, airport authority, sanitation, visitor‚Äôs bureau, port authority, utility services owned by government agencies, etc.)
  • Economic Development Corporation
  • Library: City, county, state or federal
  • Courts: Municipal, county, state or federal
  • Public safety entity: local or state
  • States, U.S. federal agencies, active duty U.S. military or civilian staff
  • Municipal league or¬†association of cities or counties
  • Public entity insurance pools or exchanges, public employees retirement system or benefits authority
  • U.S.-based public school or university

Canada Membership

Full- or part-time employees at most federal, provincial and municipal government entities in Canada qualify for GSM membership. View our Membership Guidebook for more details.


Membership Council

The GSM Membership Council is an advisory body is made up of six members who represent state or local agencies, each elected by their region. Council members serve as advisors for the association for a term of two years.

"It's nice to have a community of welcoming professionals who know what you're going through in this niche business!"

Stephanie Long
City of Roanoke, VA

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