Social Media Terms of Use and Policy

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The Town of Flower Mound believes resident feedback plays an important role in the governance of our community. Flower Mound’s digital media and social networking sites are open to comments. Flower Mound’s digital media and social networking sites are just a few of the many tools the Town utilizes for information distribution and the receipt of resident feedback. Not every issue facing the Town will necessarily be addressed on the digital media and social networking sites. The Town's goals for these communication tools are to:

  • Reach new audiences with Town messages and information
  • Provide additional channels of input for citizens and other stakeholders
  • Increase the transparency of the Town's decision-making process
  • Facilitate a sense of community

Comment Posting Regulations



The Town intends to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue. In that spirit, the rules for posting external comments on any official Town of Flower Mound digital media or social networking site will maintain a productive and open forum for community discussion. Our moderators use these rules to ensure that posted comments are constructive and suitable for all readers, while respecting a range of opinions and points of view. Moderation will take place during the Town's normal business hours. Posted comments must comply with the following regulations:

  • Comments and posts must be civil and may not contain slanderous, libelous, malicious, offensive, threatening, profane, or insulting language.
  • References to the personality of individuals or personal attacks will not be permitted.
  • Advertising or promotional announcements are not permitted.
  • Comments on Town posts must be within the scope of the topic under discussion.
  • Comments and posts cannot include personally identifiable information, such as an address, phone number, social security number or other sensitive information.
  • Comments and posts cannot represent a person other than the one posting the comment.
  • Comments and posts containing links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic.
  • Comments and posts cannot serve electoral campaign purposes. Political messages will not be published.
  • Participants are responsible for what they post. Comments must not breach any law, confidentiality, or copyright.

Important: Comments and posts by external parties on a Flower Mound digital media or social networking sites are not official public testimony concerning any project or program. An opinion expressed on a Flower Mound digital media or social networking site is posted for discussion only and is not a substitute for a formal statement in a public hearing process. A participant who posts comments contrary to the terms of use policy may be prohibited from future participation. Flower Mound reserves the right to update the Terms of Use.


Official Town of Flower Mound Social Media Sites



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*Any site not included in this list is not an official Town of Flower Mound social media site.*