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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

New job roles introduced to Salisbury administration

New job roles introduced to Salisbury administration Read more
With the upcoming retirement of Assistant City Manager John Sofley, and a department change for a former human resources employee, Salisbury management will fill the two vacant positions with revised job titles and responsibilities. A full-time city attorney and a human relations manager will join the team in the latter part of 2017.

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Salisbury Fire Department, residents explores options for new Fire Station No. 3, Sunday, Sept. 17

Salisbury Fire Department, residents explores options for new Fire Station No. 3, Sunday, Sept. 17 Read more

As the discussion continues regarding a location for a new Salisbury Fire Station No. 3, the Salisbury Fire Department will host an Open House for residents in the proposed vicinity, Sunday, Sept. 17 at the current Fire Station No. 3, 1604 W. Innes St., from 3 to 5 p.m.

Wilson’s Larissa Harper named Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Development Director

Wilson’s Larissa Harper named Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Development Director Read more

Larissa Harper, downtown business specialist in Wilson, N.C., has been named the new Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) downtown development director, effective Monday, Oct. 9.


 

William C. Peoples Greenway unveiling and bench dedication scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8

William C. Peoples Greenway unveiling and bench dedication scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 Read more

 The Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Task Force and the Salisbury parks and recreation department will host a bench and greenway renaming dedication in memory of former Task Force member William C. Peoples, Friday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m., at the Dixonville Cemetery, 110 Old Concord Road.

Finance Director Teresa Harris announces retirement

Finance Director Teresa Harris announces retirement Read more

Salisbury Finance Director Teresa Harris has announced her retirement, effective Friday, Dec. 29.

City of Salisbury announces its Labor Day operations schedule

City of Salisbury announces its Labor Day operations schedule Read more

The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 4.

BLOCKWORK 2017

BLOCKWORK 2017 Read more

Make a difference by helping build our community one neighborhood at a time! This year's BLOCKWORK project is on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The lucky neighborhood this year is the 700-800 block of N. Lee St.

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Salisbury Mayor hosts “PLAY BALL SUMMER” youth program in partnership with Major League Baseball

Salisbury Mayor hosts “PLAY BALL SUMMER”  youth program in partnership with Major League Baseball Read more

Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander will host a free baseball and softball camp for local youth at Catawba College, Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) continued support of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) “PLAY BALL SUMMER” initiative. 

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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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