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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

2023
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2023 - External Newsletter
  • 1st Place: Livingstone College Crisis Communications - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2023 - Crisis Communications
  • 2nd Place: Reels and Riffs poster - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2023 - Graphic Design
2022
  • 1st Place: Resident's Resource Guide - PRSA Queen City Awards 2022 - Print
  • 2nd Place: The Lamplighter Newsletter - PRSA Queen City Awards 2022 - Print
2021
  • NC Communicator of the Year: Linda McElroy - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2021 - Communicator of the Year
  • 1st Place: Be A Recycling Hero Campaign - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2021 - Multi-Platform Campaign
  • 1st Place: Employee Portal - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2021 - Website
  • Virtual Event of the Year: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - Southeast Festivals & Events Association - Virtual Event
  • Local Government Innovation: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - Centralina Regional Council Region of Excellence Award - Virtual Event
  • Best Website: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events - Virtual Event
  • Best Downtown Special Event: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - North Carolina Main Street Community - Virtual Event
2020
  • Platinum: The Lamplighter - Hermes Award 2020 - Newsletter
  • Gold: Salisbury Community Appearance Commission/Tree Board Award Invitation -Hermes Award 2020 - Printed Invite
  • Gold: Salisbury Fire Department Yadkin Bridge Rescue Image -Hermes Award 2020 - Photography
  • Gold: Salisbury Transit Outdoor Billboard -Hermes Award 2020 - Outdoor Advertising
  • 1st Place: Cheerwine Festival Website- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Website
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Printed Publications
  • 1st Place: Tatted Cops Social Media Post- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Best Single Social Media Post
  • 1st Place: Forward 2040 Logo- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Branding/Logo Design
  • 2nd Place: Jake the Steak Social Media Post -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2020 - Best Use of Humor
  • 2nd Place: Captain Recycling video- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Video
2019
  • 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
2018
  • 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
2017
  • 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

Video Archive

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

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WSRG-TV

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

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Kelly Baker takes on assistant city manager role

Kelly Baker takes on assistant city manager role Read more
Kelly Baker, a lifelong Salisbury resident and 21-year city of Salisbury employee, will take on the assistant city manager role effective Monday, June 10. She is the first woman to hold the position in the city.

Five Honored With EDK Humanitarian Award

Five Honored With EDK Humanitarian Award Read more
Five Salisburians were honored last month at the annual Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (EDK) Humanitarian Awards held at the Salisbury Civic Center. Honorees Edward and Susan Norvell, Emily Jean Perry, Jason Walser and David Whisenant were among the 10 residents and organizations nominated this year for their dedication to the community.

2024 Mayor's State of the City Address

2024 Mayor's State of the City Address Read more

Mayor Karen Alexander delivers the State of the City Address highlighting achievements and outlining the city's future plans. 

Salisbury transportation team takes West End LED street lighting temperature with a survey

Salisbury transportation team takes West End LED street lighting temperature with a survey Read more
West End residents are noticing a difference in street lighting along Lloyd and Bank Streets as Salisbury’s transportation department tests two different LED color temperatures in the two separate areas. Ultimately, residents must choose one proposed lighting choice for the neighborhood.

Human Relations Commission engages community during public safety roundtable

Human Relations Commission engages community during public safety roundtable Read more
The Human Relations Commission (HRC) will host a public safety roundtable where residents and stakeholders can share their thoughts about collaborative approaches to safety and crime prevention in the Salisbury community.

City of Salisbury announces its 2024 Memorial Day operation schedule

City of Salisbury announces its 2024 Memorial Day operation schedule Read more
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 27:

Salisbury Police Department names WEST END Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative Grant awardees

Salisbury Police Department names WEST END Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative Grant awardees Read more
The West End Salisbury Transformed Empowered Neighborhood Development (WEST END) Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative (BCJI) local grant awardees have been announced. Salisbury agencies participating in the “Summer Youth and Family Capacity Program” are local, non-profit organizations developing community-led initiatives and programs that are youth and family-focused. Recipients will receive grants of up to $20,000.

Salisbury City Manager’s recommended budget focuses on public safety, strategic plan priorities, compensation, infrastructure improvements

Salisbury City Manager’s recommended budget focuses on public safety, strategic plan priorities, compensation, infrastructure improvements Read more
Today, Salisbury City Manager Jim Greene presented his recommended fiscal year 2024-2025 (FY25) budget to City Council at a budget work session meeting. The upcoming fiscal year is the city’s annual financial period beginning July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.
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