Listserv Etiquette

KACM Listserv Policy and Guidelines

Several KACM members have expressed concerns about who is reading our Listserv exchanges, who can suscribe to KACM listserv, and privacy issues. The following is a copy of the policy that was adopted by the KACM Governing Board. Please save this for your records.

The purpose of the KACM Listserv is to:

  • Network with colleagues.
  • Quickly resolve problems and seek solutions.
  • Seek advice or answers and get responses quickly.
  • Encourage members to actively participate in discussions or simply monitor information.
  • Provide a tool by which all members can stay involved with the KACM organization.

The KACM Listserv is a membership benefit. The Listserv is open to all current members in all membership categories, except those members in the Affiliate Member category who represent a business or consulting firm offering services or commodities for sale. All new KACM members will have the option of being added to the KACM Listserv by following the subscription instructions. All new members should provide an e-mail address on the membership application. No one will be included on the Listserv, or be able to send e-mail messages to the Listserv, unless they are a member of KACM (as described above) or are a staff member of the League of Kansas Municipalities who either services the Listserv or is a liaison to KACM.

Listserv Rules:

  • Do not post commercial messages for the solicitation of products and services.
  • Do not use defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening or offensive language or include illegal materials in e-mails sent to the Listserv.

Listserv Etiquette:

  • Include your name at the end of each message posted to the Listserv .
  • E-mails posted to the Listserv should be professional and concise.
  • E-mails are increasingly considered to be recoverable under the Open Records Act. Keep Listserv topics and material written in a manner which recognizes that possibility for either you or your colleagues.
  • All Listserv participants have the ability to reproduce or forward messages sent to the Listserv. Members should have the expectation that e-mails may be forwarded internally for the purposes of generating an answer to a question asked by a colleague, but in most cases should not be shared outside of our respective staffs.