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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

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 An ADA Paratransit Operator

Be The Difference - Be An ADA Paratransit Operator Read more
This month’s employee spotlight is Robert Stockton, an ADA paratransit driver for the City of Salisbury Transit Department. In his role, Robert transports clients living with disabilities to destinations such as Novant medical facilities, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, W.G (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center to meet their basic needs. He also ensures safety measures are in place and provides exceptional customer service.

West End Grant coordinator seeks input during Town Hall events

West End Grant coordinator seeks input during Town Hall events Read more
The WEST END Grant staff is seeking community input next month as Salisbury Police, parks and recreation, and planning continue the research portion of the nearly $1 million grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) for West End crime prevention, recreational and public space development and youth. 

Planning Board January 24, 2023 Meeting - CANCELLED

Planning Board January 24, 2023 Meeting - CANCELLED Read more

The Salisbury Planning Board will not meet Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 4 p.m. The meeting has been cancelled.

Recognize Local Heroes: Nominations Open for EDK Humanitarian Awards

Recognize Local Heroes: Nominations Open for EDK Humanitarian Awards Read more
The Salisbury Human Relations Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.

Sip, Savor, and Socialize at Wine About Winter

Sip, Savor, and Socialize at Wine About Winter Read more
Tickets are now on sale for Downtown Salisbury’s 10th annual Wine About Winter, wine-tasting event. Wine connoisseurs throughout the region are invited to tour the wines of North Carolina and beyond in historic Downtown Salisbury, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Read more
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, Jan. 16.

Be The Difference, Be An Accountant - Employee Spotlight: Crissy McBride

Be The Difference, Be An Accountant - Employee Spotlight: Crissy McBride Read more
This month’s employee spotlight is Crissy McBride, the accountant for the City of Salisbury Finance Department. In her role, Crissy balances the general ledger which records all of the City’s transactions, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash management. She also prepares State and Federal reports, manages capital assets, and assists with the annual audit.

January 2023 utility billing delayed following printing error

January 2023 utility billing delayed following printing error Read more
Salisbury-Rowan Utilities customers who receive utility bills through U.S. Mail will receive a second, corrected bill for January after a billing error sent a duplicate of December’s bill this month. Penalties will be waived for all customers for the month of January.
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