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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

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

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Recent News Articles

Be the Difference, Be A Transit Dispatcher

Be the Difference, Be A Transit Dispatcher Read more
This month’s employee spotlight is Terry Simmons, a City of Salisbury Transit Dispatcher. Terry handles incoming calls and processes service requests from citizens, medical facilities, and government agencies. 

Touch A Truck a Hands-on Experience!

Touch A Truck a Hands-on Experience! Read more
Join us for an exciting afternoon of exploration and education on wheels!!

 



 

Second Kesler Mill Site redevelopment public input series begins

Second Kesler Mill Site redevelopment public input series begins Read more
The city of Salisbury is hosting a second round of community input sessions to solicit feedback on two Kesler Mill development scenarios. Development Finance Initiatives (DFI), a service offered by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, will lead the input sessions along with the city’s planning and neighborhoods department.

Local community partners take a bold step to promote mental health on emergency vehicles

Local community partners take a bold step to promote mental health on emergency vehicles Read more
In a collaborative approach aimed at increasing mental health support and crisis intervention, Rowan County Public Health and the city of Salisbury have joined forces to launch an initiative promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's new three-digit number, 988. As part of this effort, magnets featuring the 988 crisis line will soon be displayed on both Salisbury police cars and fire trucks.

Leaving No Tree Uncounted - Salisbury Completes Tree Canopy Report

Leaving No Tree Uncounted - Salisbury Completes Tree Canopy Report Read more
Within the recent City of Salisbury’s Tree Canopy Assessment Report, 45% of Salisbury’s land area is covered with canopy. This report also looks at neighborhood canopy coverage, beneficial cost of tree canopies, and an overview of future planting areas within Salisbury.

Documents to download

Salisbury Police continues its “Cultivating Community Conversations” series

Salisbury Police continues its “Cultivating Community Conversations” series Read more
The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) is continuing its series of in-person conversations with the Salisbury community, this time with a focus on engaging youth and local business populations at back-to-back forums.

What To Do If There Is A Break On Your Private Water Service Line

What To Do If There Is A Break On Your Private Water Service Line Read more
If you suspect a large water break in or around your home, Salisbury Rowan Utilities (SRU) urges its customers to contact SRU’s maintenance Department  at 704-638-5390 or the Salisbury Customer Service Center (CSC) at 704-638-5300 to report the break.

2024 Budget Process For City Begins

2024 Budget Process For City Begins Read more
City departments kicked off the upcoming budget year, Wednesday, Jan. 30, in preparation for the next fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2025 (FY2025) is the city’s budget year that will run from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. The adopted budget ordinance will set the new tax rate and city fees.
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