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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

Salisbury Locals Receive 2019 EDK Humanitarian Awards

Salisbury Locals Receive 2019 EDK Humanitarian Awards Read more

Three Salisbury Rowan county residents have received the coveted 2019 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award. Myles Cannon, Meredith Williams and Ola Nwafor were honored Thursday, Feb. 26, at the annual celebratory dinner at the Civic Center.

Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight Read more
     With his retirement approaching, this month’s spotlight highlights Richard Witherspoon. He is a part of the street division with the Salisbury Public Services Department. 

City Council to hold public hearing on revisions to First Amendment Ordinance

City Council to hold public hearing on revisions to First Amendment Ordinance Read more
Salisbury City Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting, Tuesday, April 16, regarding proposed revisions to the First Amendment Ordinance: Chapter 22, Article V of the Salisbury City Code of Ordinances, which addresses public assemblies protected by the First Amendment. The revisions were proposed by a Council Committee composed of Mayor Pro Tem David Post and Councilman Brian Miller.

The 2019 Cheerwine Festival returns to Salisbury, N.C., to celebrate the Carolinas’ tastes, sounds and culture

The 2019 Cheerwine Festival returns to Salisbury, N.C., to celebrate the Carolinas’ tastes, sounds and culture Read more
Cheerwine, the iconic family-owned soft drink, and its hometown of Salisbury, N.C., will host the biggest “Cheerwine Festival” ever in its third consecutive year. The free event is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, in downtown Salisbury from noon-10 p.m.

Music will be front and center, with multi-platinum band Smash Mouth – best known for its hit song “All Star.”

Salisbury set to participate in city nature challenge April 26-29, 2019

Salisbury set to participate in city nature challenge April 26-29, 2019 Read more
The City of Salisbury will join cities around the world in a friendly competition to see which area has the most nature and the most engaged residents. The 2019 City Nature Challenge will start on Friday, April 26, at 12:01 a.m. and end on Monday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m.

Salisbury City Council Member Karen Alexander Discusses "Paris of the Piedmont" with Southern City Magazine

Salisbury City Council Member Karen Alexander Discusses "Paris of the Piedmont" with Southern City Magazine Read more

Salisbury city council member Karen Alexander was featured in Southern City, a publication of the NC League of Municipalities. Please read more to see the original article.

Official Statements from Mayor and City Manager Regarding Fame Statue

Official Statements from Mayor and City Manager Regarding Fame Statue Read more

"In light of the Fame statue being vandalized again, we as community members are faced with an important choice to make; will we take the high road or the low road," said Mayor Al Heggins. 

Employee Spotlight: Michael Cotilla, Code Services Coordinator

Employee Spotlight: Michael Cotilla, Code Services Coordinator Read more
     Michael Cotilla is the code services coordinator for the City of Salisbury Community Planning Services, specializing in minimum housing. Michael has been employed with the city since 2010, starting in Salisbury-Rowan Utilities before transitioning to code services. 
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Twitter


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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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