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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Understanding Compliance for Professional, General and Other Services

Minority and women-owned businesses can receive assistance with the process of bidding for professional, general and other services through web-based training that will be available online on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

The training will cover the overall ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Council Member Adams Appointed to NLC Committee

WASHINGTON —  Winston-Salem Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Denise D. Adams has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 human development federal advocacy committee. Adams was elected to a one-year term ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

City Hires Leader for the Behavioral Evaluation and Response Team

The city has hired Kristin Ryan as director of the new Behavioral Evaluation and Response (BEAR) Team, a pilot program that offers an alternative response to non-violent mental health calls made to law enforcement and other first responders. 

The ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Four Winston-Salem Police Chief Finalists Announced

Assistant City Manager Patrice Toney has announced the four finalists for the city’s next police chief – Assistant Police Chief Jose “Manny” Gomez; Assistant Police Chief William Penn, Jr.; Assistant Police Chief Wi...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

“Young Dreamers” Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2023 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award.

The Young Dreamers Award recognizes two emerging or proven young adult city residents betwee...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Public Feedback Sought on Salem Creek Greenway Extension

Transportation planners are seeking feedback on options for extending the Salem Creek Greenway at a drop-in session on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Miller Park Community Center at 400 Leisure Lane.

The trail would be extended from M...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

City Manager Lee Garrity To Retire June 23

City Manager Lee Garrity has informed Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council that he is retiring effective June 23. At his retirement Garrity, 61, will have served the citizens of Winston-Salem for more than 32 years, including almost 17 years as city ma...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Mayor Joines Partners with Red H.E.A.R.R.T. To Bring Warmth to Those in Need

Mayor Allen Joines is partnering with Red H.E.A.R.R.T. (Help Educate And Reduce Risk Today) and the Winston-Salem Police Department in a “Warm for Winter Holidays” coat collection and giveaway initiative that will be held Jan. 10 &...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Assistant Chief Michael Cardwell Appointed Interim Police Chief

Assistant Police Chief Michael Cardwell has been appointed interim chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department, beginning on Jan. 1. Police Chief Catrina A. Thompson, who has served as chief of police since 2017, is retiring on Dec. 31.

Cardwell supervise...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

National Park Service Approves Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District

The National Park Service approved the proposal to create a Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District and place it on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The district is bounded on the east by Chestnut Street and on the west by Broad Street....

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Historic Resources Commission Seeks New Committee Members

The Historic Resources Commission is seeking members for its education and diversity, equity and inclusion committees, who would serve two-year terms and participate in quarterly meetings. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Letters of interest and...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Leaf Collection Update

The 2022 leaf collection season began on Nov. 7 in quadrant four, which is the area roughly bounded by New Walkertown Road on the east, Salem Parkway on the south, and Reynolda and Yadkinville roads on the west.

Collection has proceeded clockwise by quadra...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Independent Contractor Agreement (ICA) Revised

Please use the updated version of the Independent Contractor Agreement.  It was revised on December 12, 2022.  You can find the new document on the Purchasing division page in the Employee Center. 

The ICA should have all of the ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Christmas Tree Collection

The city is offering several options for residents who need to dispose of live Christmas trees.

Residents in single family homes inside the city limits can put their Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up during the regular city brush collection. All ligh...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Historic Resources Commission Seeks New Committee Members

The Historic Resources Commission is seeking members for its education and diversity, equity and inclusion committees, who would serve two-year terms and participate in quarterly meetings. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Letters of interest and...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

City of Winston-Salem Implements New Security Measures

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Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 3, all employees and visitors to City Hall and the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building will be required to pass through metal detectors and allow their bags, cases and other containers to be examined for prohibited items.

Signs wi...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Public Art Commission Seeking Designs for Mural at Carver School Road Branch

The mural’s theme should be appropriate for a public library, and will be located on a back inside wall that measures about 355 square feet.

The chosen artist will be expected to hold a public meeting with the library community to introduce, disc...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Public Input Sought on New Walkertown Road Recommendations

The city’s Department of Transportation is asking citizens to view and respond to the results of a recently released New Walkertown Road traffic study via an online survey. The survey results will supplement comments received at a public meeting...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Information Meeting Scheduled on Long Branch Trail Extension

City residents can see details about the proposed path for the Long Branch Trail extension and learn more about the project during an online public meeting to be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20.

Links to watch the meeting either on Zoom or on YouTube are...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Travel Survey Coming to Select Households

Transportation planners in Winston-Salem and throughout the Triad soon will be mailing survey invitations to selected households throughout the region and will pay $10 or more to every household that participates.

The “Triad Travel Counts&rdq...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fire Department Offering Free House Numbers to City Residents

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is offering free house numbers to city residents as part of its push to improve fire protection during Fire Safety Month in October.

The numbers are four inches high and are reflective to make them easier to read from the ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Updated Purchasing Administrative Policy, Purchasing & Procedures

We now have an updated Purchasing Administrative Policy, Purchasing & Procedures manual, and Contract Approval Checklist documents available on the Employee WebCenter.  Please refer to these most recent documents and discard older versions yo...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Winston-Salem Collects App & Online Tool Launched

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The city has launched a new app and online tool that takes the guesswork out of curbside collections, be it garbage, recycling, yard waste, brush or bulky item collection.

The app is called Winston-Salem Collects and is free for Apple and Android. It sends...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Adopted Ward Lines Posted

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Information about the new adopted lines for Winston-Salem’s eight wards is posted at CityofWS.org/Wards. The ward lines must be adjusted to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 census.

The proposed ward lines that were presented to...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Wins Employee Safety Awards From N.C. Department Of Labor

Risk Management - July 1, 2019

City departments and facilities received 32 gold and 11 silver awards in the NC. Department of Labor’s annual safety awards program. The awards recognized city departments or city facilities with 10 or more employee...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Think Orange Roundtable Leads To New Partnership For Feeding Kids

Business Inclusion and Advancement - June 28, 2019

Thanks to a connection made through the city's Think Orange campaign, 280 children in Winston-Salem are receiving meals during summer weekends through a new partnership between the Forsyth Backpack Program...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Disparity Study Information Now Online

The City of Winston-Salem is working on a disparity study, led by MGT Consulting Group, to determine if a gap exists between the use and availability of minority- and women-owned businesses in the city's relevant marketplace.

MGT will be studying expenditu...

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