Salisbury Police Sgt. Corey J. Brooks has been promoted to lieutenant.
Brooks has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career with the East Spencer Police Department. He was hired by the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) in 2001 as a patrol officer, and continued to rise through the ranks. His previous responsibilities included supervision of the patrol division, training, and recruitment. He most recently served as a sergeant in the criminal investigations/violent crimes unit.
City of Salisbury receives Local Government Innovation Award For 2020 Cheerwine Festival
Yesterday, Centralina Regional Council announced the recipients of the Region of Excellence Awards in a virtual ceremony. Presented annually, these awards recognize individuals, communities and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of Centralina’s mission to expand opportunity and improve quality of life in the nine-county, Centralina region. Salisbury was awarded the local government innovation award for the virtual 2020 Cheerwine Festival.
The City of Salisbury Communications Director Linda McElroy has been named the recipient of the Chris Coulson Communicator of the Year Award during the North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) 2021 Excellence in Communications Awards virtual conference on Friday, April 30.
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission are now accepting BlockWork applications from Salisbury city neighborhoods through Friday, June 11. The 2021 BlockWork event has been set for Saturday, October 23, on, “National Make a Difference Day.”
Sonja Basinger is the environmental services manager for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU). In her role, Sonja serves as the department’s compliance officer. She performs internal audits for the department and provides technical assistance to divisions to ensure compliance with environmental permits. She also manages the water and wastewater labs, industrial pretreatment and FOG programs, and coordinates and instructs state approved Wastewater Operator Schools for SRU staff.
Riding a bike is fun, healthy and an environmentally friendly form of transportation. As we celebrate National Bike Month, the Pedal Factory and Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department share some tips for safe and happy riding.
Now’s the chance to submit a Salisbury neighborhood for BlockWork, a grass-roots program developed in 2010 to beautify Salisbury neighborhoods. BlockWork neighborhood applications within City of Salisbury limits will be accepted through Friday, June 11, by the Community Appearance Commission and Housing Advocacy Commission.
With the 2021 Cheerwine Festival just around the corner, Salisbury Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer groups to assist with the daylong festivities on Saturday, Sept. 18th. Civic and service organizations are encouraged to volunteer in groups of 10 people or more for at least one, three-hour period.
The City of Salisbury Parks and Recreation will offer summer camps for youths this year, with COVID-19 restrictions. Summer camp programs will be conducted with COVID-19 safety protocols in place and will follow recommendations from the CDC, state and local health officials.
Alexander, Neisler and Harris to Lead Organization Over Next Year
Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander will lead the N.C. League of Municipalities as president over the next year, following her election earlier this week.
Alexander was chosen by representatives from cities and towns across North Carolina via electronic vote held over several days, with her selection announced at NCLM’s virtual conference, CityVision 2021, held Tuesday through Thursday.