Winston–Salem, North Carolina

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Changes in City Operations for the Juneteenth Holiday

City offices will be closed Friday, June 18, for the Juneteenth holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services may be submitted by email (citylink@cityofws.org), the city website and the CityLink 311 mobile application for processing the next day.
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Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Proposed Budget

City Manager Lee Garrity has recommended to Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council a $530.9 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22, which begins July 1. The FY 2021-2022 proposed budget is available for review on the Budget home page. Citizens are encouraged to comment on the proposals. A link to the comment form is found on the Budget home page.
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FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget

City Manager Lee Garrity has recommended to Mayor Allen Joines, Mayor Pro Tempore Adams, and the City Council a $530.9 million budget, which includes $380.4 million for operations, $110 million for capital, and $40.5 million for debt service. Compared to FY 2020-21, the total budget increased by 11%. The proposed...
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City sponsors Juneteenth Celebration

The city of Winston-Salem understands the value the Black community places on the holiday, Juneteenth. It highlights the news of an end to slavery to Blacks in Texas, a year after the abolition of slavery. In an effort to join in the annual recognition of this day’s value, the city has sponsored the community celebration.
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Fire Department Wants Community Input

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is holding a meeting for city residents on Thursday, June 3, to gather input for use in accreditation and strategic planning. Fire officials want to hear ideas on how they can better engage with, and provide services to, the residents of Winston-Salem. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sanitation Division meeting room at the Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal Services Center, 2000 Lowery St., Winston-Salem. Attendees should use the entrance at the intersection of Lowery Street and Lowery Court.
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Changes in City Operations for Memorial Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Monday, May 31, to observe Memorial Day. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services may be submitted by email (citylink@cityofws.org), the city website and the CityLink 311 mobile application for processing the next day.
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Police Promotions Announced

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 21 police officers and two non-sworn employees. A promotion ceremony will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and will be livestreamed over the city’s YouTube channel to allow family members and friends to participate virtually. Promoted are:. To sergeant: Corporal...
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John Michael Montgomery Concert Sold Out

Tonight’s socially distanced Classic Country Concert at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex featuring John Michael Montgomery is sold out. No tickets will be available at the door. Other concerts in the series will feature Joe Nichols, June 25; Mark Chesnutt, Aug. 13; and Montgomery Gentry; Sept. 11. For more information about...
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Benefits

Biometric Screening - Canceled for 2021. Preventative Care Visit - Complete one documented preventative care visit (a physical, mammogram, pap exam, eye exam, prostate exam, and/or colonoscopy). Wellbeing Assessment (formerly Health Risk Assessment or HRA) – Complete by going to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) website...
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Now’s the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November. To encourage residents to prepare, Governor Roy Cooper has declared May 9-15 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Forsyth County residents...