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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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The City of Winston-Salem provides quality, affordable services that ensure the health, safety and well-being of citizens, while collaborating throughout the community to ensure its economic, social and environmental vitality. Our city is a municipal government deserving of public confidence, that provides excellent and innovative services, and is an active and cooperative partner in creating a vital community.

Winston-Salem, known as the City of Arts and Innovation, is the fifth largest city in North Carolina with a 2013 total population estimate of 236,441. Winston-Salem is home to several colleges and universities including Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, Salem College and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

With the creation of the Office of Sustainability, the city has been able to analyze the latest in trends of what our community is doing in providing services that reflect the City’s leadership in energy and environmental awareness.

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Contact: Helen Peplowski

Website: cityofws.org

Type of Governance: Council-Manager
Population: 236,441

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