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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

Salisbury Police Chief and Deputy Chief to present at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference

Salisbury Police Chief and Deputy Chief to present at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference Read more
Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes and Deputy Chief Shon Barnes will present at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in Chicago, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 26 - Tuesday, Oct. 29. 

Salisbury Sculpture Show announces call for entries

Salisbury Sculpture Show announces call for entries Read more

The Salisbury, N.C. Public Art Committee announces a call for entries for the 2020 Salisbury Sculpture Show. Artists are invited to submit their outdoor pieces for consideration in the award-winning art installation program by Friday, Dec. 20.

Employee Spotlight: Wendy Spry, SRU Systems Analyst II

Employee Spotlight: Wendy Spry, SRU Systems Analyst II Read more
Wendy Spry is a systems analyst II for the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities’ (SRU) Department. She has been employed with the city since 2000, starting in customer service before transitioning to development services and now SRU.

Join Us At Fire Station #1 For An Open House

Join Us At Fire Station #1 For An Open House Read more

Join us for prizes, refreshments, and tours of the Fire House! Our mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog will be on site for photo opportunities.

White House Officials To Visit Salisbury

White House Officials To Visit Salisbury Read more

Salisbury will host White House officials on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., at City Hall to discuss Opportunity Zones and tour those designated census tracts within the City. The event will also feature a community discussion in City Council Chambers, beginning at 11 a.m.  The event is open to the public.

Documents to download

  • Agenda(.pdf, 385.05 KB) - 26 download(s)

Improving the Future Health of City Park Lake

Improving the Future Health of City Park Lake Read more

City Park Lake is on track for a major rehabilitation project set to begin in the upcoming months that will lead to extensive work in the area, road closures and anticipated noise.

Let's Make A Plan For Future Growth

Let's Make A Plan For Future Growth Read more

The City of Salisbury is working with the community to create a new Comprehensive Plan for a stronger and smarter future. Forward 2040 will establish a framework to guide planning priorities and decisions over the next 20 years related to land use, future growth, physical development, and capital improvements.

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Announces $500,000 Federal Grant for Salisbury, NC

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Announces $500,000 Federal Grant for Salisbury, NC Read more
Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) today announced that Salisbury, North Carolina has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant for the Rowan Regional Crime Intelligence Center.  
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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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