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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 NOW - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Printed Publications
  • 2nd Place: Cheerwine Social Media -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2019 - Best Campaign Use of Social Media - Special Event
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury City Council Meetings- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - TV or Video, Government Meetings
  • 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

Project Safe Rowan Crime Review set for Monday, Sept. 23

Project Safe Rowan Crime Review set for Monday, Sept. 23 Read more

Join local law enforcement as they present violent crime statistics during its Rowan County Violent Crime Data Review Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Avenue Community Center, 632 Park Ave.

Celebrate Nature At The Butterfly Release!

Celebrate Nature At The Butterfly Release! Read more
The upcoming Hurley Park Butterfly Release on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., is a great event at which to learn about Monarch butterflies and other butterfly species, their migration, and milkweed (their host plant). Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find a good seat as the release happens quickly. Food trucks will be available for food purchase.

Salisbury Fire Department Announces Promotions

Salisbury Fire Department Announces Promotions Read more
Salisbury Fire Chief Robert Parnell is pleased to announce the Lieutenant promotions. 

Improving the Future Health of City Park Lake

Improving the Future Health of City Park Lake Read more

Recognized as a “Tree City USA” locality for more than 30 years, the City of Salisbury is dedicated to the health, vitality and well-being of our city trees. Now that we are able to move forward with the City Park Lake project, we have to think about the best uses of the park as a whole and the long-term effects of the landscaped areas around it. 

2019's BlockWork Project is looking for volunteers!

2019's BlockWork Project is looking for volunteers! Read more
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2019 BlockWork event which has been set for Saturday, October 26, on, “National Make a Difference Day.

Salisbury Fire Department receives $7,500 Duke Energy Foundation grant to help residents during significant weather events

Traffic Signal Maintenance Scheduled for East Innes and Lee Streets on Thursday, Sept. 5

Traffic Signal Maintenance Scheduled for East Innes and Lee Streets on Thursday, Sept. 5 Read more
The City of Salisbury Traffic Signals Division will perform signal maintenance to the intersection of East Innes Street and Lee Street tomorrow, Thursday, September 5.

Salisbury expects limited impacts from Hurricane Dorian

Salisbury expects limited impacts from Hurricane Dorian Read more

As Dorian approaches the Carolinas, Rowan Emergency Services and the City of Salisbury will continue to monitor the storm. 

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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 that provides free PSAs and City information through cable providers Spectrum (Channel 16) and Hotwire (Channel 394).


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