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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

Community Resource Fair set for Saturday, August 17

Community Resource Fair set for Saturday, August 17 Read more

The Salisbury Community Action Teams, created from a series of community meetings designed to tackle some of the city’s biggest challenges, will host a Community Resource Fair for parents and children, Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hurley YMCA.  

Transit Buses Help Children Reach Summer Food Service Program Locations

Transit Buses Help Children Reach Summer Food Service Program Locations Read more
This summer children up to 18, and up to one accompanying guardian, can ride free on Salisbury Transit to a Summer Food Service Program location that is nearby. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program that ensures free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is out.

SPD and Salisbury-Rowan NAACP to host Summer Cease Fire Initiative

SPD and Salisbury-Rowan NAACP to host Summer Cease Fire Initiative Read more
During the first full week of summer 2019, the Salisbury Police Department is partnering with the Salisbury-Rowan Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to launch “Summer Cease Fire” a local initiative to encourage Salisbury youth, and in some cases adults, to stop gun-related assault during summer 2019.

City of Salisbury approves FY20 budget

City of Salisbury approves FY20 budget Read more
Salisbury City Council held a public hearing on and adopted the FY20 budget on Tuesday, June 18. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

Salisbury PD debuts new SCAN camera registration program

Salisbury PD debuts new SCAN camera registration program Read more
The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) soon will debut its Salisbury Camera Action Network (SCAN) program in which residents and business owners can register their cameras, such as Nest or Ring, with SPD to help solve crimes in their area.

Documents to download

  • SCAN FAQ(.pdf, 729.86 KB) - 29 download(s)

Salisbury Fire Department Announces Promotions

Salisbury Fire Department Announces Promotions Read more

Salisbury Fire Chief Robert Parnell is pleased to announce personnel promotions to Captain and Engineer II.

Celebrate Global Garbage Man Day!

Celebrate Global Garbage Man Day! Read more
As communities around the world celebrate Global Garbage Man Day on Monday, June 17 (and for some the celebration continues all week), Salisbury honors its own solid waste collection team. Kudos are in order for (pictured left to right), Tony Dito, Israel Vazquez, Jonathan Durham, Jeff Cardwell, Mark Pulliam, Izet Dizdarevic, Danny Rogers and James Horne, for keeping our neighborhoods clean.

Salisbury fire determined intentionally set

Salisbury fire determined intentionally set Read more
The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) is currently investigating a fire determined to have been intentionally set at a home early this afternoon.
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Twitter


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Instagram


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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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