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City Edition July 2019
  • Winston-Salem Selected for Pilot Project for Inclusive, Affordable Housing
  • Fire Department Accepting Applications for Citizen Fire Academy
  • City Soliciting Feedback on Contracting & M/WBE Efforts
  • Applications Deadline for YouthBuild Extended to July 11
  • Free Lego Movie Screening at Oak Summit Park
  • Stream Restoration & Stormwater Closes Portions of Washington Park
  • Senatorial Statement Honors Mayor Pro Tempore Burke
  • Public Meeting Room Named in Honor of Arnold King

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Winston-Salem Selected for Pilot Project for Inclusive, Affordable Housing

Winston-Salem is one of three cities selected by a national housing advocacy group to participate in a pilot project, called "ForEveryoneHome," to find ways to promote and preserve affordable, inclusive housing. Grounded Solutions Network will provide $150,000 worth of technical assistance over an 18-month period to help Winston-Salem find innovative ways to create affordable housing for lower-income residents, and preserve existing affordable housing that is at risk of being lost through gentrification. READ MORE

Fire Department Accepting Applications for Citizen Fire Academy

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is accepting applications through July 19 for the Citizen Fire Academy, to be held Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 5 - Sept. 23. Participants will learn about fire department operations and receive hands-on experience in fire and life safety, including an opportunity to ride along on emergency calls. Dinner is provided before class at 5:30 p.m. The Citizen Fire Academy is free and is open to residents 18 and older. Apply online at CityofWS.org/CitizenFireAcademy.

City Soliciting Feedback on Contracting & M/WBE Efforts

The city is reviewing its efforts to ensure that local businesses owned by minorities and women have equal access to contracting opportunities and is holding three meetings in July to collect their feedback.

Meetings will be held:

  • Monday, July 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at The Enterprise Center, 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive;
  • Tuesday, July 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Georgia Taylor Neighborhood Center, 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road; and
  • Wednesday, July 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd.

The meetings are part of a Disparity Study being conducted by MGT Consulting Group to independently evaluate the city's use of minority- and women-owned businesses, or M/WBEs, in procurement and contracting activities. READ MORE

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Applications Deadline for YouthBuild Extended to July 11

The deadline to apply for YouthBuild Winston-Salem has been extended to July 11. YouthBuild Winston-Salem is a six-month program that offers eligible high school dropouts the opportunity to get paid while they earn their GED and receive occupational training. A link to the application form is posted at CityofWS.org/YouthBuild.

To be eligible, applicants must be a high school dropout without a GED and be between 18 and 24 years old on the date of enrollment. Applicants must also meet at least one of these requirements: live in a low-income household, be a current or former foster youth, be the child of an incarcerated parent, or be a youth or adult offender. READ MORE


Free Lego Movie Screening at Oak Summit Park

"The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" will be shown July 20 at Oak Summit Park, 370 Oak Summit Road, as part of the city's free "Movies in the Park" series. A food truck will be on site and pre-movie activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Also showing this summer is "Ralph Breaks the Internet" on Aug. 17 at Parkland Park.


Stream Restoration & Stormwater Closes Portions of Washington Park

Portions of Washington Park have been fenced off to restore severely eroded creek banks along a tributary to Salem Creek and to create a vegetated bioretention cell to filter runoff from the dog park.

The ball fields, playground, picnic shelter and parking lot off Broad Street will remain open. The dog park has been temporarily to relocate fencing and install the bioretention cell. A portion of the Salem Creek Greenway will be closed at a later time to replace a culvert under the greenway for the tributary. READ MORE


Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Burke

Senatorial Statement Honors Mayor Pro Tempore Burke

A Sentatorial Statement honoring Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke for her service to Winston-Salem was read June 12 into the record of the N.C. Senate. The statement was submitted by N.C. Sen. Paul A. Lowe Jr. and cites her many years of civic and community involvement. READ MORE


Public Meeting Room Named in Honor of Arnold King

The Public Meeting Room on the fifth floor of the Stuart Municipal Building has been named in honor of Arnold G. King, who served on the City-County Planning Board for 19 years before stepping down earlier this year. King served on the Planning Board from February 2000 to April 2019 and as board chairman from July 2003 to April 2019. He is the longest-serving member of the Planning Board and its second-longest serving chairman. During his tenure King compiled an unequaled record of perfect attendance.


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Mayor
Allen Joines

City Council
Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
John C. Larson
Jeff MacIntosh
Annette Scippio
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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