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The award-winning communications department serves as a central source of information by providing a singular voice and facilitating creative communication solutions for the City of Salisbury. In addition, this team strives to provide professional, timely and accurate public information, marketing and communications services to the citizens and visitors of Salisbury.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the distribution of internal communications to city employees
  • Managing and coordinating City of Salisbury websites
  • Public relations management
  • Social media communications
  • Television services including TV stations and video production
  • Marketing communications such as print or billboard ads

 

Communications Department Awards

  • 1st Place: Salisbury Police Department Recruitment Video - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2018 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Printed Publications, External Newsletter
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Website - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Communication Technology, Website
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Council Meetings - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - TV or Video, Governmental Meetings
  • 2nd Place: Community Engagement Fridays - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Citizen Participation
  • 1st Place: Community Engagement Fridays - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2017 - Community Relations:
  • 1st Place: Rumor Control Page - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2017 - Community Technology, Other Technologies

Contact Us

coscommunications@salisburync.gov

Address:
217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

ACCESS16

A local government access channel that airs government-related content and Public Service Announcements.

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Rumor Control

Before sharing rumors being spread in the Salisbury community, check the City's Rumor Control page to get the facts.

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Open Government

The City of Salisbury provides several options for citizens to better understand their local government.

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Media Kit

Media outlets and journalists can get details for media requests, scheduling interviews, covering City events and general City background information.

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Newsletters

View previous editions of the City's monthly newsletter, The Lamplighter, distributed to Salisbury citizens.

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Event Calendar

Want to know what's happening in the City of Salisbury? Check out our Event Calendar!

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Salisbury NOW

Salisbury NOW is a local television show that highlights the Salisbury, NC area. The show is exclusive to ACCESS16 and produced by the City of Salisbury award-winning Communications Department.

To watch episodes visit vimeo.com/channels/salisburynow

Video Archive

City Council meetings are recorded and archived using an online video hosting service called Vimeo. Recorded meetings are broadcast on ACCESS16 starting the following Thursday and are posted online to Vimeo as soon as possible.

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Recent News Articles

Community Appearance Commission Announces 2018 Holiday Storefront Decorations Winners

Community Appearance Commission Announces 2018 Holiday Storefront Decorations Winners Read more

Salisbury’s Community Appearance Commission (CAC) members recently selected winners for the annual Holiday Storefront Decorations Awards. This is the fourteenth consecutive year of celebrating downtown merchants whose window displays best capture the holiday season. 

Water Main Break At Liberty and Arlington

Water Main Break At Liberty and Arlington Read more

There is a water main break at Liberty and Arlington. Use caution in the area. 

UPDATED Salisbury Transit will resume regular schedule Thursday, December 13

UPDATED Salisbury Transit will resume regular schedule Thursday, December 13 Read more

Salisbury Transit will resume regular schedule on Thursday, December 13

Salisbury Police becomes the “Santa Patrol” to keep shoppers safe this holiday season

Salisbury Police becomes the “Santa Patrol” to keep shoppers safe this holiday season Read more

In an effort to keep shoppers safe this holiday season in the city, the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) is implementing Operation Santa Patrol – a strategic, crime reduction plan for targeted residential and commercial business areas.

Salisbury City Manager receives Prosser Excellence in Government Leadership Award

Salisbury City Manager receives Prosser Excellence in Government Leadership Award Read more
W. Lane Bailey, Salisbury city manager, has been named the 2018 Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) James D. Prosser Excellence in Government Leadership Award winner.

Empire Hotel redevelopment project proposal advances following reach of key milestones

Empire Hotel redevelopment project proposal advances following reach of key milestones Read more
The Empire Hotel redevelopment project continues to move forward following the completion of key objectives and continued work on proposed financing by Empire Hotel developer, Black Point Investments, LLC (BPI).

Santa and the Grinch Event moved to inside City Hall

Santa and the Grinch Event moved to inside City Hall Read more

Due to inclement weather, Downtown Salisbury’s Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower will be moved indoors to City Hall, 217 S. Main Street. 


Salisbury names former Concord manager as interim planning director

Salisbury names former Concord manager as interim planning director Read more

W. Brian Hiatt, former Concord city manager, will lead Salisbury’s planning department on an interim, part-time basis until a new planning director is named. Hiatt’s appointment comes on the heels of former Planning Director Janet Gapen’s retirement and Development Manager Preston Mitchell’s recent resignation. Hiatt’s first day was Monday, Nov. 19.

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There are several ways that the City of Salisbury connects with citizens:


Facebook


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Twitter


Follow us on Twitter to get updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, and information on City events.

Instagram


Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Check out what's happening on our account.

Vimeo


Watch our Vimeo channel to view City Council meetings, episodes of our television show, Salisbury NOW, and Planning Board meetings.


Nixle Text alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts by texting SALISBURY to 888777, or visit nixle.com to select advanced options including event details, leaf collection and more.

Nextdoor


Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online.


Newsletters


The City of Salisbury provides a free monthly newsletter to citizens in their water bill. Anyone can receive an email version of The Lamplighter by subscribing at the bottom of this webpage.

Salisbury NOW!


The City produces a regular television show, usually 15-30 minutes in length, covering local organizations, recent events and upcoming news around Salisbury.


ACCESS16


ACCESS16 is a local government access TV station found on local channel 16, that provides free PSAs and City information through cable providers Spectrum and Fibrant.


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