Salisbury Creates Arts, Business & Culture Development Department, Hires Director


The City of Salisbury has hired a Director for its new Arts, Business and Culture Development Department, which will go about producing “signature events, facilitating business incentives, and collaborating with stakeholders, working as the bridge between arts, business and culture.” Allen Swiger has ten years of management and local government experience, and most recently has…

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Salisbury WIN – Water Incentive Program – Introduced


Salisbury is opening a new Water Incentive Program to help individuals and families afford their water and / or sewer bills.The WIN program will consider applications for one-tine payment assistance of up to $2,000.Mayor Jake Day said this will help to lighten the financial load for for renters and homeowners who meet certain income guidelines.“We…

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8,100 Housing Units Coming Through Salisbury’s “Here is Home” Program


Home construction is picking up in Salisbury through the city’s “Here is Home” housing program.According to Mayor Jake Day, the incentive-initiative will result in 8,100 new housing units over the next five years. The proposed construction represents a $1.4-billion expansion of Salisbury’s $800-million existing residential base.Single-family and multi-family homes, duplexes, townhouse apartments, condos, and assisted-…

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New Community Center Opens In Salisbury

Newton Community Center (photo courtesy of City of Salisbury)

Salisbury has a new community center. The Newton Community Center offers programs for children and adults, starting this summer with children’s arts and crafts, creative writing, poetry, music, movies and more. After-school programs and homework assistance will also be available when school resumes. Additionally, Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury University, Wicomico Public Libraries are collaborating with…

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Official: National Folk Festival Returns To Salisbury


The National Folk Festival has confirmed that it will return to downtown Salisbury in September. The festival was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions. The 80th National Folk Festival also marks the third year of its residency in Salisbury. Entertainment will be offered at three outdoor stages, and there will be…

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day Promoted In US Army While Deployed

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day was promoted to US Army Major while on deployment Nov. 28th (photo courtesy of City of Salisbury)

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, currently deployed with the U.S. Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, has been promoted to the rank of Major. The ceremony took place on a C-130 Hercules near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Day is serving as Deputy Director of Information Operations and Special Technical Operations Chief for Combined Joint Task Force…

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Salisbury Mayor meets with businesses affected by coronavirus


Salisbury Mayor Jake Day is holding a roundtable discussion with businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Greater Salisbury Committee, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, and Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development are hosting a special Business Roundtable Tuesday with Mayor Jake Day as the featured guest. Mayor Day appeared LIVE on WGMD Tuesday morning where he…

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