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The 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 of Salisbury. Such efforts include coordinating the distribution of internal communications to city employees and managing and coordinating the City of Salisbury website, social media communications, television service and print communication.

The City's website, is managed by the Communications department. We welcome all feedback regarding our website! The best way to reach us in this regard is by email at

ACCESS16 Television
ACCESS16 Television is a government access station managed by the Public Information and Communications Team. The station operates on both Fibrant and Time Warner Cable on Channel 16. The station serves Salisbury and Rowan County, including Faith, Rockwell, Granite Quarry, China Grove and Cleveland.

Reporting from an Emergency Scene (Media)
The City of Salisbury’s goal is to allow the media as close access to the scenes of emergencies as safety allows and as quickly as possible. Salisbury emergency responders have media relations training, and understand the job you need to do.
For your safety, to maintain the integrity of any crime scene, and to allow our staff to provide the best emergency service, please stay outside of emergency response perimeters, usually designated with yellow tape or barricades monitored by the Salisbury Police Department.
Scheduling Interviews (Media)
Interview requests for print purposes or on camera should be requested through the City's Public Information Officer/Communications Director. All requests will be addressed in a timely manner. When attempting communication, we ask that you identify yourself, the organization you represent, the reason you are calling and provide a contact number or email where you may be reached.    
Public Records Requests
All official public records requests are handled through the City Clerk's Office​.

 Contact Information


Communications Department
217 South Main Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Communications Director
Linda McElroy
(704) 638-4460​

Web and Marketing
Services Coordinator

Fern Blair
(704) 638-2113

ACCESS16 Television 
Video Services Coordinator and ACCESS16 Station Manager
Jason Parks
(704) 638-2309