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City Edition April 2019
  • Partnership for Prosperity to Tackle Poverty in Winston-Salem
  • Bicycle Master Plan Draft Ready for Review
  • Community Emergency Response Training Offered
  • Disabilities Forum Scheduled for April 16
  • Special Olympics Spring Games Coming to Bishop McGuinness High School
  • Memories of Union Station Sought
  • Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

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Partnership for Prosperity to Tackle Poverty in Winston-Salem

Mayor Allen Joines and N.C. Rep. Derwin L. Montgomery have announced formation of The Partnership for Prosperity, a new non-profit initiative.

The partnership will work to create and implement an action plan for reducing the number of city residents affected by poverty. It will be guided by the 56 recommendations of the Poverty Thought Force, formed by Joines and Montgomery in 2015 and tasked with finding local solutions that would be both impactful and feasible for reducing poverty. The Partnership for Prosperity will have an executive director and a community engagement associate, both of whom will work full-time. READ MORE

Bicycle Master Plan Draft Ready for Review

Consultants updating the city's bicycle master plan will post their draft of the updated plan online on April 5 and are soliciting feedback. The plan has detailed maps and charts showing specific streets and the type of improvement (e.g. bike lanes) the consultants recommend for each. View the draft plan and make comments at Comments will be accepted through April 30.

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Community Emergency Response Training Offered

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management is offering a basic training course for community emergency response teams May 3-5 at the Griffith Fire Department, 5190 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and consists of classroom and hands-on training.

CERT members are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first three days following a disaster in the event that emergency responders are overwhelmed or unable to reach a neighborhood. READ MORE

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Disabilities Forum Scheduled for April 16

The city will hold a forum Tuesday, April 16, to hear from citizens with disabilities, their advocates, and service providers about ways to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Winston-Salem. The forum will be held at noon in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building, 414 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem. Transportation will be provided for residents who are eligible for Trans-AID services and live within three-fourths of a mile of WSTA's fixed routes. To arrange for transportation call 336-727-2000.

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Special Olympics Spring Games Coming to Bishop McGuinness High School

More than 800 athletes ages 3 and up throughout Forsyth County will participate in the 2019 Special Olympics Forsyth County Spring Games, to be held April 10-12 at Bishop McGuinness High School, 1725 NC Highway 66 S, Kernersville. The public is invited to come and cheer on the athletes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day as they compete in track and field events, including relay races, softball throw, and 50- and 100-meter dash, walk and wheelchair races.

Memories of Union Station Sought

The City of Winston-Salem has partnered with Winston-Salem State University on an oral history project about Union Station. The oral histories will be featured in the reopening ceremony for the station. Residents who have memories or stories about working or being in Union Station, or who know of people who do, are encouraged to contact Tom Flynn, the assistant director of archives and special collections for Winston-Salem State, at or by phone at 336-750-2426.

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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 vacancy must be filled by a Forsyth County resident who has demonstrated special experience or education in a design field, such as architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, land use planning, historic preservation, or a closely related field. Interested candidates should contact the City Secretary’s office at 336-727-2224 or send an email to The application deadline is April 8, 2019.

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