Over the past three years Winston-Salem has succeeded in pursuing economic development and downtown growth, improving public safety, modernizing the city’s infrastructure and maintaining fiscal responsibility, according to a triennial report released this month.
The report looks at the city’s performance in fulfilling its strategic priorities of promoting economic vitality, social vitality, service excellence, strong governance and respect for the environment.
A video with highlights of the report is showing on WSTV 13, channel 13 on TimeWarner Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-verse in Forsyth County, Mondays at 1 and 10 p.m., Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Thursdays at 0 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7 a.m. and noon, Saturdays at 1 and 6 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 and 9 p.m.
The video can also be viewed online through the city’s website, CityofWS.org, or through the city’s channel on YouTube.
Notable achievements over the past three years include:
- Completion of the downtown baseball stadium;
- Recruitment of the Caterpillar and Herbalife plants;
- Continued development in downtown;
- The opening of the Wake Forest Biotech Place;
- Improvement in police response times to high-priority calls;
- Completion of major water and sewer projects, including improvements to the Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant, rebuilding the Thomas Water Plant and replacing the Salem Lake Dam;
- Expansion of the city’s greenway system and the addition of 10,500 feet of new sidewalks; and
- Maintenance of the city’s top rating from all three bond-rating agencies.
Mayor Allen Joines said the report reflects well on the city’s leadership and its employees. “These are significant results at any time, but coming when our economy has been struggling to recover makes them truly impressive.”
A copy of the full report is posted online. Printed copies are available through the Office of the Mayor, 727-2058 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies are also available by calling CityLink 311.
Triennial Report [pdf/4.4mb/20p]
State of the Community Triennial Report video on Youtube [video]