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The Communications Department's purpose is to serve as a central source of city information by providing a singular voice and facilitating creative communications solutions for the City of Salisbury.

To provide professional, timely, and accurate information, marketing and communication services to the citizens of Salisbury, and in some instances, Rowan County. To assist in the coordination of internal communications to all city employees.

To manage and coordinate the City of Salisbury website, media relations, social media, crisis communications, television services, and print communications. To implement goals and special projects as assigned by the City Council and City Manager.

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

217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Linda McElroy

Linda McElroy


(704) 638-4460

Linda McElroy supervises all aspects of communications for the City of Salisbury, including strategic communications, media relations, public relations counsel and citizen education programs

She serves as a member of the City of Salisbury’s Management Team.

Jason Parks

Jason Parks


(704) 638-5320

Jason Parks is the station manager for ACCESS16 and Fibrant 17. He provides Audio/Visual services and support for city departments, and produces content for ACCESS16, including the city's TV show, Salisbury NOW, and City Council meetings.

Fern Blair

Fern Blair


(704) 638-2113

Fern Blair manages the City's websites and employee intranet, including design, development and hosting solutions.

She also oversees marketing efforts for the City and all departments, including the monthly newsletter, advertising, brochures, flyers, branding and logos.

Kaisha Brown

Kaisha Brown


(704) 638-4461

Kaisha Brown manages the city's social media accounts, writes articles for the monthly City newsletter and supports public relation efforts including writing news releases.

She also supports the City's television show as a reporter and video editor.

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