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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.

Check Rumors

Open Government

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

More About Open Government

Media Kit

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

Visit Media Kit

Newsletters

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

Visit Newsletter Archive

Event Calendar

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

Visit Calendar

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 Transit offering free rides on Election Day, November 6

Salisbury Transit offering free rides on Election Day, November 6 Read more
Salisbury Transit will offer free bus rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Tips for Holiday Safe Shopping

Tips for Holiday Safe Shopping Read more

SPD Officer Rebecca Sexton shares tips on how to stay safe during Black Friday.

Receive City Alerts by Text Specific to Your Neighborhood

Receive City Alerts by Text Specific to Your Neighborhood Read more

It’s not too late to sign up to receive Nixle alerts from the City of Salisbury! The alerts are a community-wide notification system to inform residents about emergency situations and community advisories right at their fingertips. 

Team Effort “Draws Up” Fire Prevention Billboard

Team Effort “Draws Up” Fire Prevention Billboard Read more

National Fire Prevention Week was October 7-13 with the theme “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” The Salisbury Fire Department felt that the theme was great but they wanted a message targeted specifically to Salisbury residents. Salisbury Fire Department and Life Safety Educator Kimberly Boling contacted Battalion Chief Forrest to survey all SFD members on a key message.

Leaf Season is Here!

Leaf Season is Here! Read more

With autumn in full swing, the leaves are falling across the city. This is a friendly reminder from the City of Salisbury's public services department regarding leaf collection services, and that leaf burning is prohibited in city limits. Read more for details.

City of Salisbury Police Department receives 2018 Video Crown Award

City of Salisbury Police Department receives 2018 Video Crown Award Read more
The Salisbury Police Department is a recipient of this year’s Video Queen City PR Crown Award, sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Charlotte Chapter yesterday. 

Planning Director Janet Gapen announces retirement

Planning Director Janet Gapen announces retirement Read more
Salisbury Planning Director Janet Gapen has announced her retirement, effective Friday, Nov. 9.

Input needed for Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Input needed for Parks and Recreation Master Plan Read more
Residents are encouraged to provide feedback on their wishes for the future of Salisbury’s parks and recreation programming and facilities during a Master Plan Open House, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at One Water Street from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
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Stay Connected

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


Facebook


Like us on Facebook to get real-time updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, to participate in contests and information on City events.

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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