Stay informed and get engaged in your local government. The City's Communications Department provides important information to keep the community informed while also helping to facilitate conversations, manage public records, and bring staff and residents together. Scroll down to find out how you can get involved and stay informed and be sure to sign up for some of our services and programs.
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Printable Communications Brochure
|Social Media (City)||Facebook, Twitter (@wincvagov), YouTube, Snapchat (wincva.gov), Instagram, LinkedIn|
|Social Media (Public Safety)||Police: Facebook, Twitter (@winchesterpd)
Fire & Rescue: Facebook, Twitter (@wfrdva)
|Social Media (Other)||Old Town: Facebook, Instagram
Parks & Recreation: Facebook, Instagram
Tourism: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
|Notification system||Get Alerts|
|News Releases||Latest News|
|Weekly e-newsletter (City government)||CitE-News|
|Monthly e-newsletter (Parks & Recreation)||ActivitE-News|
|Podcast (Twice per month)||Rouss Review Podcast|
|News Show (Discontinued, but watch archived episodes)||publiCITY|
|Budget Transparency Tool & Open Checkbook||OpenGov|
|Public Input Opportunities||Get Engaged | Open Town Hall|
|TV channel||Comcast Cable channel 6|
|Learning Programs||INSIGHT Citizen's Academy, Police Citizens Academy, etc. (adults & youth)|
|Annual Informational Calendar||Calendar & photo contest|
|Property Search Portal & Interactive Maps||Click here|
Community Liaison Program
The City is seeking representatives from Winchester community and neighborhood groups that can partner with our team and help improve communication with residents. The representatives will serve as liaisons between the group/neighborhood and the City. When Council and City staff are discussing topics that may impact residents, these representatives will help disseminate the information to their group. Also, when community and neighborhood groups have questions or comments, the representative will gather and relay the information to the City and start the two-way conversation.
If you're interested in participating, submit the online form or contact the City's Public Information Officer at email.
Discover more about your local government, meet staff and officials and learn about services provided to the community.
|INSIGHT Citizen's Academy||City government daily operations & decision-making processes||January-April||16+||Link|
|Citizen Police Academy||Winchester Police services and divisions||Spring & Fall Sessions||18+||Link|
|Teen Citizen Police Academy||Winchester Police services and divisions||November||13-17||Link|
|Junior Academy||Winchester Police services and recruit activities||April, July & September||5-8||Link|
|Kids & Cops Camp||Law enforcement and summer fun||June||9-12||Link|
Annual Informational Calendar & Photo Contest
The City's informational calendar is produced each year and distributed to all 22601 residences in mid-December (FREE). Get the information you need all year long about trash/recycling collection holiday changes, public meetings, City facility closures, City-sponsored events, government services information, and much more. The beautiful photos are submitted during the annual photo contest by local residents (see below for details).
Due to limited supply, extra copies of the calendars will be available for pickup at Rouss City Hall, 15 N. Cameron Street (M-F, 8 am-5 pm) only.
View the 2023 Calendar (PDF)
View the 2023 Calendar online (Flipbook)
2023 Annual Photo Contest
Each year, the City invites area residents (hobbyists and professional) to submit their photos for possible inclusion in the City's annual informational calendar. For the 2024 calendar, the deadline to submit photo entries is November 1, 2023.
We Want Your Feedback
The City strives to provide the information our residents, property owners and business owners want to know. Not getting what you want? Help us improve by telling us what you'd like to receive and how.
Other Department Responsibilities:
- Public Records Request (FOIA) requests
- Media Relations
- Records Management
- Marketing and graphic design
- Website content and design
Use of City Seal or Logo
Sec. 2-2 of the City Code states that the City Seal and City logo can only be used for City of Winchester, VA government purposes. Therefore, the City Seal or logo can not be used by any organization or individual without official authorization from the Winchester Common Council.
Public Information Officer
Rouss City Hall
15 North Cameron Street, 3rd Floor
Winchester, VA 22601