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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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Community Ambassador Program

The City is seeking representatives from the 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.

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.

2023 Calendar cover

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.

2023 Contest Entry Form



Christian (Kit) Redmer
Communications Director
Rouss City Hall
15 North Cameron Street
Winchester, VA  22601 

Sarah Frey
Public Information Officer
Rouss City Hall
15 North Cameron Street, 3rd Floor
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 667-1815