City Seeking Applicants for CWSU
The city is accepting applications for the next class of “City of Winston-Salem University,” to be held Jan. 30 through April 21. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city’s role in the community.
Classes will meet Thursday evenings for three hours. Topics will include city governance and finance, sanitation, utilities operations, streets and transportation, public safety, planning and economic development, housing, recreation and public facilities.
Apply online or download the application
City Soliciting Citizens to Participate in “Trust Talks”
The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Human Relations Department are seeking citizens who are interested in participating in “Trust Talks” during 2014. “Trust Talks” have been held since 2012 to give police officers an opportunity to interact and improve relations with residents who typically do not have direct contact with the Police Department.
Specific dates for 2014 have not been set. The departments are looking for participants who represent a diverse cross-section of the city. Interested citizens should call Pam Peoples-Joyner of the Police Department at 773-7962 or Jayme Waldeck of the Human Relations Department at 734-1228. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
WSTA Begins Sunday Service
The Winston-Salem Transit Authority will begin offering Sunday bus service on Nov. 3. Buses will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on seven Sunday-only routes that were devised to serve as many neighborhoods and destinations as possible. For routes, schedules and more information, go to WSTransit.com or call WSTA at 727-2000.
Police Department Holding Job Fair
The Winston-Salem Police Department will hold a job fair on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center, 1200 N. Patterson Ave.
Interested citizens can meet with police representatives and learn more about sworn and non-sworn job opportunities with these police units: Investigative Services, Field Services, Support Services, Forensic Services, SWAT, K-9, Gang, Bomb Squad, Traffic Enforcement, Records, Communications, Evidence Management and Recruiting.
Online Request Form for Police Representatives, McGruff Now Available
Citizens can now request a police representative or McGruff at their event with an online form posted on the Police Department’s Community Resource Unit page at WSPD.org. The form allows citizens to request, 24 hours a day, a speaker, an officer, the crime prevention unit or McGruff, the crime-fighting dog, at their event. The department still accepts requests over the telephone during normal business hours, but prefers that citizens use the form if they have Internet access.
Citizens should complete the online form at least 14 days in advance of their event. For more information, call the Community Resource Unit at 773-7835.
Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission
Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling a vacancy on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission. The Community Appearance Commission seeks to enhance and improve the visual quality and aesthetic character of Forsyth County and the city of Winston-Salem for the education, pleasure and enrichment of city and county residents; and to improve the community’s visual quality of life for generations to come.
Applicants must reside in the city limits. Interested candidates should contact the City Secretary’s office at 727-2224 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Nov. 8, 2013.