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  • Greensboro Ranked 12th in WalletHub Best-Run Cities in America Study

    For the third consecutive year, the City of Greensboro is ranked in the top 20 of WalletHub’s Best-Run Cities in America report. Coming in at 12 this year, ranked particularly high in financial stability (5), total budget per capita (16) and...

  • Vision Zero Greensboro Giving Away $525 in Prizes for Kids Art and Essay Contest

    Vision Zero Greensboro, in partnership with John Klopp State Farm Insurance Agency, is hosting a Transportation Safety Summer Art and Essay Contest as part of the “What’s Your Safe?” campaign. Rising elementary, middle, and high school students are...

  • City Asks for Public Input on Proposed Federal Housing Funding Plans

    http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/housing-services/housing-gso/housing-input-needed

  • Police Chief Issues Statement About Recent City Violence

    By Brian L. James, Chief of Police "In the first seven days of July, we have had seven homicides in the city of Greensboro. All of these homicides in July have involved guns. I stand before you today asking for the community’s help in reducing and...

  • Sewer Rehabilitation Project Affects Oakcrest Avenue Beginning July 6

    Beginning Monday, July 6, and continuing through Friday, July 10, Oakcrest Avenue will have nightly road closures due to sewer rehabilitation work. The areas below will be affected between 7 pm to 7 am each day:  Oakcrest Avenue between...

  • S. Elm Street Block Closed July 6

    S. Elm Street, from Lewis Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will be closed from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday, July 6 to allow for an air conditioning unit to be replaced. Drivers should find an alternative route. 

  • City Interactive Map Shows Daily Census Responses in Greensboro

    How is your neighborhood doing in its response to the US Census 2020? Find out using this interactive map, which is updated daily with response rates from the federal census bureau. Each census tract is assigned a number, which you will see on...

  • Greensboro Celebrates Parks and Recreation Month

    Greensboro celebrates National Parks and Recreation Month in July with a series of special events, programs, games, and fun activities. The City Parks and Recreation Department will host Car Bingo, a Youth Fishing Tournament, Family Trivia every...

  • W. Friendly Avenue Lane Closure Continues for Sewer Maintenance Work

    One lane near the 7300 block of W. Friendly Avenue continues to be closed due to sewer maintenance work. The job, which will run from 8 am to 4 pm Tuesday, June 23, through Thursday, July 2, is expected to create minor traffic delays. The work was...

  • Parks and Recreation Offering Family Trivia Nights in July

    Every Thursday night in July at 7 pm, the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is hosting free, virtual Family Trivia nights. Families can compete to win Parks and Recreation prize packs including t-shirts, water bottles, passes for kayaking,...

  • City Closed on July 3 in Observance of Independence Day

    City of Greensboro offices and facilities are closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The services and facilities below will operate on a holiday schedule. There are no trash or recycling collections on Friday, July 3. Instead,...

  • Elm Street Mural to be Installed June 26-29

    Portions of Elm Street and February One Place will be closed from 6 pm Friday, June 26 until 7 am, Monday, June 29, for the installation of a mural on the pavement led by artist Rasheeda Shankle and project leaders Kelley Creacy-Durham and Jason...

  • Special Virtual City Council Meeting Set for July 2

    This City Council meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns. Review the meeting agenda. The meeting will be streamed live on Greensboro Television Network with closed captioning. To submit comments, follow these steps:...

  • City of Greensboro to Require Face Coverings within the City Limits

    In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan has issued an emergency proclamation requiring face...

  • City Lakes Host Children’s Fishing Tournament July 1-14

    City Lakes will host a children’s fishing tournament July 1-14. There are separate age divisions for children 6 and under, 7-12 year old, and 13-17. Cost is $10. Register online to participate.   Kids can catch bass, crappie, or catfish at one...

  • GTN Receives Three National Telly Awards

    The Greensboro Television Network (GTN), the City’s government cable channel, received three national Telly Awards Carlos Castellanos won two bronze Telly Awards, the first being for his work on Historic Hillside. Castellanos followed this historic...

  • Parks and Recreation Hosts Car Bingo July 6

    Parks and Recreation will host Car Bingo, 6:30-8:30 pm, July 6, at the Greensboro Sportsplex. The cost is $5 per car, which must be paid online in advance. Register online now. Prizes will be awarded for game, best car decorations, best good luck...

  • GCJAC Virtual Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for June 25

    The Greensboro Criminal Justice Advisory Commission (GCJAC) will host a virtual Town Hall at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 25 after the June 18 meeting ended due to technical difficulties. This meeting will be a listening session, allowing the Commission...

  • Start Smart Baseball Begins July 7

    Parks and Recreation will host virtual Start Smart Baseball for children 3-5 years old from 6-7 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7-23, via Zoom. The cost is $15 per child. Register now.   Children will develop proper motor skills for baseball...

  • 2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available to Customers

    Greensboro water customers should expect to receive a copy of the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report from the City of Greensboro Water Department by mail prior to July 1. The report describes drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water,...

  • Greensboro History Museum Collecting Video Responses About Racial and Social Justice

    The Greensboro History Museum is collecting responses for a video project called “Can You Hear Me Now? Listening to Residents about Racial and Social Justice,” on its online video recording platform. Participants, including residents and students,...

  • Parks and Recreation Offers ‘Summer Stay Camp’ Activity Kits

    Local children can get a Parks and Recreation summer day camp experience at home with a Summer Stay Camp Kit, a package of self-guided activities with educational, creative, or health and wellness themes. A new kit will be available each Monday from...

  • Greensboro Transit Agency to Distribute Free Masks to Riders June 18

    After a successful mask distribution event last week, Greensboro Transit Agency will once again offer free reusable cloth masks to transit riders. The giveaway will take place Thursday, June 18 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the J. Douglas Galyon Depot...

  • City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget

    At its June 16 meeting, the Greensboro City Council adopted the $602 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The fiscal year begins July 1. The budget maintains the current City property tax rate of 66.25 cents per $100 property valuation and water...

  • Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities Awards Three Scholarships

    The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities has awarded the Stephen L. Knier Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Students with Disabilities to three graduating high school seniors: Gabrielle Carter, from Northeast Guilford High School;...

  • Parks and Recreation Phase II Reopening Overview

    https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=45771

  • Registration Open for GuilfordWorks Free Online Training

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, GuilfordWorks is partnering with Coursera to offer job-relevant online learning for unemployed and furloughed job seekers at no cost. Registration is open through September 30. Register online and...

  • Multiple Lane Closures Due to Valve Work Begin June 22

    Update: This work was delayed due to weather and will now take place from 6 pm Monday, June 22, through 8 am Thursday, June 25.  From Monday, June 15, through Thursday, June 18, the following areas will have occasional lane closures and minor...

  • City Posts Current and Upcoming Board and Commission Vacancies

    As of the end of May, the City boards and commissions listed below now have a vacancy or will soon have one. If you are interested in applying to join one of these boards or commissions, learn more by visiting this Web page. Questions? Call the City...

  • Next Virtual City Council Meeting is June 16

    This City Council meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns. Review the meeting agenda. The meeting will be streamed live on Greensboro Television Network with closed captioning. To submit comments, follow these steps:...

  • City of Greensboro Celebrates Juneteenth

    https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/69934/6886

  • Parks and Recreation Hosts First Esports Tournament June 23-26

    Greensboro Parks and Recreation will hold an NBA2K Tournament for PlayStation or Xbox, 4-8 pm, June 23-26. It’s free to participate. Register online. This is the department’s first esports tournament. Residents will play at home on their personal...

  • City Asks for Public Input on HUD Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020-21 Annual Action Plan

    The Neighborhood Development Department is asking residents to review and comment on these printable documents: 2020-24 Consolidated Plan, which describes programs and projects proposed for the next five program years that run from July 1, 2020...

  • Greensboro Transit Agency Distributes Free Masks to Riders June 12

    Greensboro Transit Agency is continuing to do its part in COVID-19 prevention by distributing free reusable face masks to riders. The giveaway will take place Friday, June 12 from 12 pm to 2 pm at the J. Douglas Galyon Depot transfer center, 236 E....

  • Greene Street Closed June 13

    Greene Street, from February One Place to Washington Street, will be closed June 13 to allow for building maintenance. Drivers should avoid the area.

  • Parks and Recreation Wins Grant for Peeler Community Park Project

    Greensboro Parks and Recreation has received a $600,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Outdoor Legacy Partnership Program to revitalize Peeler Community Park. The City Council accepted the grant last week. “This is an exciting project! It...

  • City Parking Decks Resume Normal Operations June 15

    As part of North Carolina’s phased reopening, the City of Greensboro downtown parking decks will resume normal operations on Monday, June 15. Hourly parkers will be charged the regular rates. The first hour is free and then it costs $1 per hour from...

  • City of Greensboro Employees Hold Unity Walk and Moment of Silence

    This afternoon, about 300 employees of the City of Greensboro joined City Manager David Parrish on a unity walk downtown and observed an 8-minute and 46-second moment of silence in honor of the life of George Floyd, who will be laid to rest today....

  • Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Public Participation Plan Available for Review

    The City Department of Transportation staff, on behalf of the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has updated the MPO’s Public Participation Plan. Residents may review and comment on the revised plan by July 24. Comments...

  • Hilltop Road Lane Closure Underway Due to Emergency Water Line Work

    Emergency water line work is currently underway on Hilltop Road between Adams Farm Parkway and Bridford Parkway. The eastbound lanes will be closed in the area and traffic delays are possible. The work will continue until the job is complete. Signs...

  • Overnight Road Work Interrupts Water Service On and Near Old Battleground Road June 8-11

    From 6 pm Monday, June 8 through 6 am Wednesday, June 10, contractors will be preparing Old Battleground Road for a water line valve replacement. From 6 pm Wednesday, June 10, through 6 am Thursday, June 11, about 700 customers on and near Old...

  • Water/Sewer Billing and Payment Changes Due to COVID-19 Reminder

    If you are having difficulty paying your City water/sewer bill, the Water Resources Department has instituted several options to assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic. These options will remain in effect until it is modified or rescinded by the...

  • City Contractors Working Along I40 this Month

    Through the end of June, City contractors will be working Mondays through Fridays along Interstate 40 near the east bound on ramp off Wendover Avenue to replace a sewer line under the interstate. There should be no impact to motorists during this...

  • Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan Rescinds City-wide Curfew

    Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan has rescinded the curfew for the City of Greensboro, after peaceful protests over the weekend in LeBauer Park and on Wendover Avenue.   "To all who have been peacefully protesting for changes in...

  • City Parks Offer Free Meals Beginning June 15

    Three City neighborhood parks – Hannaford, Rosewood, and Woodmere – will offer free grab and go lunches for people 18 and under from 12-1 pm, Mondays through Thursdays, from June 15 to July 30. Two meals will be provided on Thursdays. For other meal...

  • Greensboro Police Department Policy Changes

    In response to numerous inquiries concerning the policies of the Greensboro Police Department as they relate to a variety of matters following the death of George Floyd while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, GPD wants to...

  • City Offices and Service Changes Begin June 8

    As North Carolina’s phased reopening continues, the following City offices and services will change beginning Monday, June 8. Residents are still encouraged to do as much business as possible over the phone or online and stay home if they are sick....

  • Virtual Town Hall Meeting Planned for June 18 by City’s GCJAC

    The City’s Greensboro Criminal Justice Advisory Commission (GCJAC) is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 18. Its focus is to have a solution-based dialog on policing and law enforcement in Greensboro. Interested in...

  • Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan Declares City-wide Curfew

    Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan declared a curfew for the city of Greensboro beginning Monday, June 1. The curfew hours are from 8 pm to 6 am, and remain in effect until it is modified or rescinded by the Mayor.  “As a result of the escalating...

  • 17th Annual City Academy Accepting Applications through July 15

    The City of Greensboro is accepting applications for its premier public education program, City Academy, now through July 15. This program, celebrating its 17th year, is designed to develop civic leadership and build a stronger city through...