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The City of Concord is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the state and is recognized nationally as one of the best places to live for families, and one of the top places to move to in North Carolina. With an increasingly diverse population, the City recently adopted a Language...



City Manager Lloyd Payne presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget to the Mayor and City Council on Thursday. The budget continues the City’s commitment to deliver essential services and invest in the critical infrastructure needed to support its growing community, while...



Friends, family, and community came together at ClearWater Arts Center & Studios on Friday, May 24, for an evening celebration of art, culture, and inclusivity. The event was the culmination of ClearWater’s T-shirt design competition that encouraged aspiring artists and designers...



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Collection

All garbage, recycling, bulky...



The City of Concord Electric Systems received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its support in electric power restoration efforts in Gastonia, N.C.

On May 9-11, 2024, the City of Concord sent six Electric Systems crew members to assist...



The intersection of Cabarrus Avenue and Union Street is scheduled to close on May 20, 2024, as part of the Downtown Concord Streetscape Project. The intersection will be closed for approximately two months, weather dependent, while contractors work on the streetscape and update existing utilities.

During...



The City of Concord is advising customers to use caution and be aware of potential late payment and other user fees when using the online third-party bill payment system, doxo.com. The city wants customers to know that doxo.com is not an approved vendor, partner, or in any way affiliated...



The City of Concord Electric Systems earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2023. Concord Electric Systems earned the highest Diamond award in the category for utilities with 110,000-249,999 worker-hours of annual worker...



City of Concord government offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, for Good Friday. The annual Bunny Run 5K & Festival returns to Downtown Concord on Saturday, March 30. The event kicks off with a free one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m. and festival activities along McCachern...


Back for the fourth year, the Concord International Festival returns to Downtown Concord on Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 12-6 p.m. Join us for a day of shopping, entertainment, food, and family fun featuring global flavors, music, dance, and a kids’ zone. Applications to join the celebration...



Artists and aspiring graphic and fashion designers could win $1,000 through a new T-shirt design contest hosted by ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, in partnership with Studio Print Shop. Four winning artists will have their designs printed on shirts that will be sold at ClearWater Arts...


Reposted from The Independent Tribune
By Chris Miller

Concord...



Each year, the City of Concord dedicates funding for local, non-profit organizations to support programs and activities that contribute to the city’s cultural, social, and economic vitality.  Funding through both city grants and the city’s allocation of federal Community Development...


Avelo Airlines announced today exclusive nonstop service between Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA), located just minutes from Charlotte, and Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo is the first and only airline...



Following an extensive nationwide search, City Manager Lloyd Payne selected Interim Chief of Police Jimmy Hughes to lead the Concord Police Department as the new Chief of Police, effective Monday, January 29. Hughes is a proven leader with a passion for service and commitment to strengthening...



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky and Yard waste collection will operate on a one-day delay.  Residents are reminded to place their carts at the...


 

The City of Concord reached a $22 million settlement with Ronnie Long, following his wrongful conviction in 1976. In the settlement, the City of Concord acknowledges and accepts responsibility for the significant errors in judgment and willful misconduct by previous city employees...


 

The City of Concord government offices will close on Monday, December 25 through Wednesday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday, as well as Monday, January 1, 2024, in observance of New Year’s Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to...



City leaders and members of the community gathered at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord on Saturday, December 16, 2023, to honor and remember local heroes during the annual Wreaths Across America event. Volunteers placed fresh evergreen wreaths on the graves of 1,602 veterans buried at Oakwood Cemetery....



Enroll today in the Citizen Public Safety Academy and Learn How Concord Became One of North Carolina’s Safest Cities

The City of Concord is the 12th safest city in North Carolina according to SafeWise and is one of only...



The City of Concord honored 59 residents for their successful completion of the Concord 101 program. During the annual graduation ceremony, Mayor Bill Dusch and members of City Council recognized the 2023 graduates for their dedication to learning about the city and becoming leaders within...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the holiday.

Solid Waste Services

There is no...



The City of Concord will honor local veterans during the annual Veterans Salute 5K and 10K races in Downtown Concord on Saturday, November 11. There will be a special presentation by Mayor Pro Tem JC McKenzie to the American Legion Post 51 prior to the race. The city is also once again partnering...



City Manager Lloyd Payne named Marcella Beam Assistant City Manager for the City of Concord. Beam brings over ten years of strategic management and communications experience to the position, which she will assume on December 11, 2023.

“I am thrilled to welcome Marcella to Team...



City leaders celebrated Concord’s Arbor Day by planting trees at Les Myers Park. This year, Mayor Bill Dusch and City Manager Lloyd Payne commemorated the occasion by planting a Shumard Oak and a Star Magnolia.

Students and staff at W.R. Odell Elementary School purchased the...



Mark your calendars and make plans to join us in Downtown Concord for festive family traditions and holiday cheer. The 26th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony returns on Friday, November 17, followed by a very special 95th Concord Christmas Parade celebration. Long-time Concord resident and parade...



The City of Concord, in partnership with community organizations, is pursuing innovative solutions to help revitalize a major gateway between Western Concord and historic Downtown Concord. The City is asking for residents’ input to help guide decisions for the redevelopment of properties...



On Monday, October 30, the City of Concord will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. Loose leaf season will run from October 30, 2023, through January 25, 2024. During this time, residents may place un-bagged leaves at the curb for collection during their assigned week. A “second...



The City of Concord is pleased to welcome Jackie Deal as the next Engineering Director. Deal brings over 15 years of experience in municipal engineering and construction to the position. She will lead the engineering, technical, and contract management services for all city departments and...


After serving as Deputy Director for four years and Interim Director for the last three months, City Manager Lloyd Payne is promoting Sheila Lowry to Director of Parks and Recreation, effective Monday, October 16. Lowry is an experienced leader with a proven record of expanding recreational and programming...


 

Over the weekend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument on Cabarrus Avenue was vandalized. The Concord Police Department is currently investigating, and city crews are working to restore the monument.

“The Martin Luther King Jr. Monument is a symbol of hope and justice,...



The City of Concord and Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. are once again partnering to offer free virtual workshops on federal and state Fair Housing laws for realtors and lenders. This is the third year in a row the City has partnered with Prosperity Unlimited to offer the workshops. The goal is...


The City of Concord is doing an emergency training exercise for local first responders at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport on Wednesday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m.  The training exercise will simulate an emergency response to a downed aircraft on the runway.

Residents and motorists...



The Concord City Council is developing a new Strategic Plan that will set a clear vision for the City, build public trust and transparency, and improve City operations. Residents and business owners are invited to share their vision for Concord’s future and help establish the City’s...


 

The City of Concord and the Creation Care team at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and Carolina Power Partners, are teaming up to give away 300 free trees through the Energy-Saving Trees program. The City of Concord was the first municipality...


Imagine Downtown Concord today, in 5 years, 10 years or even 50 years. What does it look like? How do you experience Downtown Concord today, and how would you like to experience it in the future? The City of Concord wants to know the community’s answer to these questions and more as we create...



‘Paws’ what you’re doing and mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Dogs’ Day Out Festival! Join us for a dog-gone good time on Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Les Myers Park, located at 338 Lawndale Avenue SE. We’ll have fun...



City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023 for Labor Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Solid Waste Services Schedule

No collection services will be provided on Monday,...



After leading the Concord Police Department for over eight years, Chief Gary Gacek is stepping away from his distinguished 33-year law enforcement career to join Eli Lilly’s Global Security Team. He will be based out of Lilly’s Concord location.

During a Monday meeting,...


The 2023 recipient of the City of Concord’s prestigious Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values award is Alicia Broadway. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a city employee. Broadway received this honor for her outstanding dedication and exemplary service to her coworkers and the residents of...



On Monday, July 24, City of Concord contract crews will begin work to replace pavement in the intersection of George Liles Parkway and Roberta Farms Court SW. The pavement in this intersection is failing due to a previous water main break.

This work will require a temporary lane...



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Yard, and Bulky Waste Schedule

Customers with garbage, recycling,...


The City of Concord is now accepting applications for the 2023 Concord 101 course, an annual program designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free 14 week class begins in August and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Residents of Concord age 18 and older...



The City of Concord is bringing garbage and recycling services in-house beginning July 1, 2023. This change is being done to provide more prompt and reliable service to residents. Some residents’ garbage day and recycling week will change. Residents should visit



The streets of Downtown Concord will once again come alive with international flavors, music, dance and art during the 3rd Annual Concord International Festival on September 30, 2023. Join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures and rich traditions that make our city one of the best places...


 

City Manager Lloyd Payne presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget to the Mayor and City Council today. As one of North Carolina’s largest and fastest growing cities, the recommended budget positions the city to responsibly handle this growth. The budget focuses...



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Collection

There will be no collection...


Captain Larry Hubbard “exemplifies what it means to serve others. His leadership, valor and dedication to protecting the community is a model to his fellow officers.”

Concord Police Chief Gary Gacek spoke those words Friday in front of the Peace Officers Memorial, where Hubbard...


 

Join us Friday, May 5, for a special Law Enforcement Day & Peace Officers Memorial ceremony in partnership with Cabarrus County Government.

During the ceremony, officials will honor Cabarrus County's fallen officers and present the 2022 Robert J. Eury Award...



The City of Concord is pleased to welcome Michael Hausler to its leadership team as the city’s first Information Technology Director, beginning May 1, 2023.  Hausler brings 26 years of information technology (IT) experience to the position, where he will provide strategic direction...


 

City of Concord government offices will be closed on Friday, April 7, for Good Friday. Anyone still looking for fun, family-friendly activities to celebrate this weekend is invited to join us in Downtown Concord for the annual Bunny Run 5K & Festival on Saturday, April 8. The...



The Concord Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 2:35 p.m. to a reported house fire at 205 Union St. S.  The first unit arrived at 2:38 p.m. to find heavy fire showing from a second-floor room. Firefighters immediately deployed fire hoses and worked quickly to search the home...



The City of Concord Buildings and Grounds Department, Cemetery Division will begin annual spring cleaning of the Oakwood Cemetery, Rutherford Memorial Cemetery, and West Concord Cemetery on March 27.  The work is anticipated to take one week to complete.

In order to...



As one of North Carolina’s largest and fastest growing cities, the City of Concord is committed to meeting the housing needs of residents and tackling potential barriers to securing safe and affordable housing. One way the city is working to eliminate housing discrimination is through...



Six years ago, City Council established the Barber-Scotia Community Task Force with the genuine hope that working collaboratively with college leadership, alumni, and the community, we could identify and implement a viable revitalization plan for the college. It was our hope then, and continues...



The City of Concord is currently seeking motivated individuals with a passion for the arts and a desire to serve the community to join the newly-established Public Art Commission. The Commission will guide implementation of the city’s first-ever Public Art Master Plan, and advise City...



The City of Concord is continuously working to improve the city’s infrastructure to support current and future growth and enhance residents’ quality of life. A critical need was identified along Country Club Drive Northeast, one of the city’s major connectors between Branchview...



Gather your friends, family, and neighbors, and join us in Downtown Concord on Saturday, April 8, for the annual Bunny Run 5K & Festival.

The annual event kicks off with a free one-mile run/walk at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 9 a.m. Awards will be given out to the top...



The City of Concord is not only one of North Carolina’s fastest growing and most desirable places to live, it is also one of the nation’s top-performing employers. The city earned Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Employer recognition for its innovative and proactive approach to...



Nearly 250 City of Concord employees canvassed over 39 miles of roads across the city, removing more than 200 bags of trash and 22 bags of recyclables, during the city’s annual Winter Litter Sweep. In addition to routine cleanups by public works crews, staff from all departments of the...



Work continues on the Downtown Streetscape project in Concord, with contractors ready to begin utility work along a section of Union Street beginning February 22. During this phase of construction, Union Street will be closed to through traffic between Cabarrus Avenue and Corban Avenue. The...



The City of Concord is pleased to welcome Della Robinson to its leadership team as the city’s new Housing Department Director beginning February 20. Robinson has over 25 years of housing experience, including previous employment with the city as their Housing Manager.

"I...


 

Applications for the City of Concord's External Agency Funding are now open. Each year, the city awards funding to non-governmental, or "External Agencies," that contribute to the city's cultural, social, and economic vitality. Requests for funding will be...



Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Fueling Record Economic Growth and Opportunity in Concord and Cabarrus County

The City of Concord, long known for its high-performance living and world-class motorsports, has quickly become one of the region’s...


Contractors will temporarily close Market Street from January 31 – February 1 and then again from February 7 through February 9 in order to remove the construction crane located at the Novi Rise site , take it for a safety inspection, then bring it back and assemble it on the Novi Lofts site....



Company constructing new facility, adding 50+ manufacturing jobs in Concord

Hendrick Motorsports is expanding its existing manufacturing operations with the construction of a 155,000-square-foot facility on the company’s campus in Concord....



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky and Yard Waste Schedule

Garbage and recycling will operate on a regular schedule.

There...


 

In collaboration with community members and local businesses, the Concord Fire Department will be gifting toys, clothing, and food to over 75 children this holidays season. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the City of Concord Fire Department embarked on the annual journey to...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday, as well as Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of New Year’s Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed...



The City of Concord is continuing work to develop a master plan for W.W. Flowe Park, one of nine park projects included in the voter-approved Parks and Recreation General Obligation Bond. Residents are invited to view the latest conceptual plan and participate in the community input survey...



Thirty-nine members of the community completed the Concord 101 program and were recognized for their participation and dedication by Mayor Bill Dusch and members of City Council at the annual graduation banquet. Now in its 21st year, the Concord 101 program aims to not only educate residents...



 

Applications are now open for the 18th Citizen Public Safety Academy. The eight-week program provides a unique opportunity for citizens to gain a behind-scenes-look and deeper understanding of the many roles and responsibilities of the city’s public safety professionals. Due...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky Waste, Yard Waste, and Loose-Leaf...



The Concord Fire Department will conduct a live-fire training exercise in an acquired structure at 708 Arbor Street NE on Friday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the training exercise, a portion of Arbor Street NE will be closed and residents in the area may see smoke and can expect...



The City of Concord will kick off Veterans Day celebrations on Saturday, November 5, with the annual Veterans Salute 5K and 10K races in Downtown Concord. There will be road closures in effect to accommodate the races and family activities along McCachern Boulevard. The city is also excited...



The City of Concord’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in October. This year, Mayor Bill Dusch and City Manager Lloyd Payne commemorated the event with the planting of Black Gum and Zelkova trees at the new ClearWater Ceramics Center. Native plants that attract and...



On, Monday, October 31, the City of Concord will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. Loose leaf season will run from October 31 through February 10; during this time residents may place un-bagged leaves at the curb for...



The City of Concord is continuing efforts to achieve a National Historic District designation for the Logan Community, a historically rich neighborhood and one of the largest African American communities in the city. Community members are invited to share photographs, yearbooks, documents,...



The City of Concord and ClearWater Arts Center & Studios will soon open the doors to a new fully-equipped community ceramics center. The new ClearWater Ceramics Center will feature a retail space, studios for local artists, a large, open classroom space for pottery wheels and work tables,...



Cabarrus County, the City of Concord, and the City of Kannapolis are teaming up to offer a free virtual fair housing webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2022. The event is a joint collaboration with the Fair Housing Project, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.  Anyone interested...



Charity Langston is the 2022 recipient of the City of Concord Standing Ovation Award. The award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service. Langston received the honor for her 20 years of exemplary service to her coworkers and the citizens of Concord.

As...


The Concord Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to celebrate the 100th anniversary...



For the second consecutive year, the City of Concord Human Resources (HR) Department received the prestigious Charlotte Business Journal Best in HR award for outstanding achievement. The city earned the top honor in the nonprofit/government category. The annual awards ceremony recognizes the...



The City of Concord and Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. are partnering to offer free virtual workshops on federal and state Fair Housing laws for realtors and lenders. This is the second year the City and Prosperity Unlimited are partnering to host a virtual annual meeting for lenders and realtors....



Jaime Brown professional photoThe City of Concord is excited...


Dogs' Day Out Flyer

Join us for a dog gone good time at the 19th Annual Dogs’...



UPDATE (9/29/2022): Due to anticipated heavy rains, gusty winds, and the potential for flash flooding in the area, the Concord International Festival has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, October 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The article below has been updated...



The City of Concord and the Creation Care team at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (ASEC), in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, are giving away 200 free trees to homeowners in Concord through the Energy-Saving Trees program. The City of Concord was the first municipality in North...


The City of Concord is requesting the community’s input on the final development of the Weddington Road Corridor Plan. Guided by community input, and following adoption by City Council, this plan will articulate the city’s vision and define goals for the future development and public investment...


City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 for Labor Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Schedule

No collection services will be provided...



Contractors will temporarily close one lane of Spring Street SW on Wednesday, August 3, from approximately 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. for continued work on the Novi Rise property, located directly behind City Hall. The Novi Rise property is one of three residential and mixed-use Novi projects underway...



The City of Concord Police Department earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the gold standard in public safety. This is Concord PD’s first CALEA accreditation and demonstrates the high quality of service the department...



Contractors will temporarily close Market Street SW and Spring Street SW on July 25 from approximately 3 a.m. to 12 p.m. for continued work on the Novi Rise property, located directly behind City Hall. The Novi Rise property is one of three residential and mixed-use Novi projects underway...



The City of Concord is continuing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city. The community is invited to participate in these efforts and share their vision for the future development of W.W. Flowe Park. The city is currently developing...



The City of Concord Transportation Department will close a portion of Lincoln Street SW beginning Friday, July 15 at 8 a.m. The closure is necessary to protect drivers as the bridge on Lincoln Street SW is no longer safe for vehicles to travel across. The road will remain closed until construction...



UPDATE, 7/21/22

The closure on Summit Drive has been extended as our stormwater crews continue work on a culvert. Weather permitting, Summit Drive is expected to reopen July 28.

Original, 7/12/22

There are two separate road closures planned...


N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) maintenance crews will temporarily close the bridge taking Cabarrus Avenue W over Irish Buffalo Creek on July 11, weather permitting. This is the small bridge near the roundabout and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, not the Allen T. Small bridge. As a major...


Road Closures Along McCachern Blvd SE Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 8th

The annual Streetlight 5k & Frolic returns to Downtown Concord on Friday, July 8. Bring your family, and meet up with friends and neighbors downtown for a summer evening...



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Schedule

No collection services will...



The City of Concord is requesting the community’s input on the final development of the George W. Liles Parkway Small Area Plan. Guided by community input, and following adoption by City Council, this plan will articulate the city’s vision and define goals for the future development...



Bruton Smith was a visionary. His ideas not only transformed motorsports but also our city. Through his pioneering efforts, Charlotte Motor Speedway became the envy of NASCAR, drawing thousands of fans each year to Concord for unmatched racing experiences and lasting memories. Today, the road...



Desmond Miller is the City of Concord’s 2022 recipient of the prestigious Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values award, the highest honor bestowed upon a city employee. Miller received the honor for his dedicated service to his coworkers and the residents of Concord.

City Manager...



The City of Concord is accepting applications for the 2022 Concord 101 program, an annual course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free fourteen-week session begins in August and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Residents of Concord age...



The City of Concord is encouraging water customers to voluntarily reduce their water consumption through the end of the day tomorrow, June 14. Customers are asked to avoid all unnecessary water usage, such as lawn irrigation systems, to conserve as much water as possible.

The city...


 

The City of Concord will close a portion of Brookwood Avenue NE beginning on Friday, June 10 at 9 a.m. for an emergency culvert repair.

Brookwood Avenue NE will be closed until further notice between Branchview Drive NE (NC 3) and Birchwood Trail NE. Stormwater crews will...



On Monday, June 13, City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews will begin the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  Work will be performed throughout the city and is scheduled to last through November 10, 2022.

The annual CIPP Lining project...


Become part of the celebration - vendor, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities are available

The City of Concord and El Puente Hispano are teaming up to bring the second annual Concord International Festival to Downtown Concord on Saturday, October...



City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Schedule

No collection services will be...



The City of Concord is looking for talented and motivated individuals interested in making a difference in their community by serving on a Board or Commission. There are several opportunities available to residents, with current vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, Library Board of Trustees,...


Contractors will close Barbrick Avenue SW for four months as work gets underway on the new streetscape that will enhance outdoor dining and entertainment experiences

Downtown Concord, voted one of America’s most charming downtowns, is known for...



City Manager Lloyd Payne provided the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) budget recommendation to the Mayor and City Council today. As the tenth largest city in the state and one of the fastest growing in the region, the budget focuses on maintaining essential services while creating new opportunities...


 

The City of Concord earned statewide honors for exceptional communication and marketing at the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2022 Excellence in Communications Awards. Concord’s website redesign earned top honors in the website category and the city won...



The City of Concord will conduct a public safety training exercise at City Hall on Wednesday, May 18 from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exercise will simulate an active threat scenario to provide first responders enhanced hands-on training to improve the city’s emergency response...



President Joseph R. Biden awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to four Concord Police Officers during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday. The Medal of Valor is the highest award a president can bestow on a public safety officer. The award was presented to Officer Paul Stackenwalt,...



The City of Concord’s Hector H. Henry Greenway-Riverwalk was recognized as one of the state’s best multimodal transportation projects by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at the 2022 Mobi Awards. The awards recognize projects that improve the economy and enhance...



Article from Cabarrus EDC:

Max Solutions, Inc., a specialty packaging manufacturer, will create 150 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more...



The Cabarrus Events Association will recognize seven winning pieces of art from their Salute to Essential Workers community poster contest during a ceremony on Thursday, May 12. The ceremony will be held at the ClearWater Arts Center & Studios in Concord, where all youth artwork submitted...



The City of Concord is mourning the loss of former City Council Member J.E. “Jim” Ramseur who passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022. Through his more than 30 years of dedicated service, Ramseur helped create the vibrant city that attracts thousands of visitors each year and today...



City of Concord homeowners who experienced hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fell behind on their mortgage payments, are invited to apply for relief through the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Payment Program. Eligible homeowners can receive up to $5,000 toward their mortgage payments...



If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day, come spend the day with us in Concord. The city is hosting two free community events. The first event is a SoilSHOP that kicks off at 10 a.m. at Les Myers Park with tips for both experienced and beginner gardeners, just in time for planting...



In accordance with recent guidance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), face masks will no longer be required at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, the Rider Transit Center or while riding the bus. Customers and employees may continue to choose to wear a mask at their own...



The City of Concord and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG), a global provider of high-technology and mission-critical systems, formalized a partnership agreement for the modernization of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport’s air traffic control system. Concord-Padgett Regional...


Update, Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of materials beyond the city’s control, additional work is necessary to complete installation of the new transformer at the electric substation on Country Club Drive NE.  As a result, city crews...



The City of Concord invites residents and business owners to a community meeting on the George W. Liles Parkway Small Area Plan and the Weddington Road Corridor Plan. These plans fall within one of the fast-growing sections of the city and offer great potential for future connectivity and...


County and the cities of Concord and Kannapolis team up for virtual presentation, April 21

For some, housing discrimination can add additional hurdles to securing safe, permanent housing. Local officials from Cabarrus County and the cities...



The City of Concord is soliciting project proposals for funding under the Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.  The 5310 program provides formula funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation...



City of Concord government offices will be closed on Friday, April 15 for Good Friday. Anyone still looking for family-friendly activities to celebrate the Easter weekend are invited to join the City of Concord at the annual Bunny Run 5k & Festival on Saturday, April 16 in Downtown Concord.

Holiday...



Local artist and Concord resident, Francene V. Greene, is joining the consultant team working with the City of Concord to develop a Public Art Master Plan. Greene will serve as the Artist Facilitator and support community participation and collaboration during the master planning process.

Greene...



The City of Concord is seeking the public’s participation in the development of the city’s first-ever Public Art Master Plan. As one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the state, the master plan will help city leaders create a public art program that will best serve Concord’s...



Concord City Council approved sewer allocation for the proposed Coleman Mill Apartments, moving the project another step closer to realization. Developers anticipate beginning construction on the project in summer 2022. Once complete, the redevelopment of the historic mill will honor Warren...



UPDATE, 4/6/2022:

An additional update on the Montford Avenue NW closure: Due to wet conditions from yesterday’s rainfall and the potential for more rain tonight and through tomorrow morning, further work at Montford Avenue NW has been postponed until Friday,...



Former City Council Member David W. Phillips is among the newest members of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most valued and prestigious civilian honors and the state’s highest award for public service. Phillips received the award in recognition of his more than 20 years of...



The City of Concord Police Department is working to achieve national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., which is known as CALEA, and is the gold standard in public safety. The department is entering the third phase of the rigorous five-step...



On Wednesday, March 23, a portion of Eva Drive NW will close for approximately two weeks to allow City of Concord stormwater crews to replace a culvert pipe. Culvert pipes carry rain water under the roadways and are an essential part of the city’s stormwater system. During the closure,...



UPDATE (Wednesday, March 23, 2022)

The second phase of work to complete installation of the 155-foot tower crane at the site of the future Novi Rise property is underway.  As noted below, during this second phase of work contractors have once again...



The City of Concord is continuing work to develop a park and connectivity master plan for the Academy-Gibson Village area. The master plan will guide decisions on the development and renovation of facilities and amenities owned and operated by the city to improve the public’s overall...



The City of Concord Water Resources Department has two scheduled road closures for the week of February 27. During the closures, access for local property owners and residents will be maintained, however, through traffic is advised to avoid the areas and seek alternate routes.

Beginning...


 

Downtown Concord made HGTV’s list of the 30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America. The popular home improvement and real estate TV network chose Concord, NC for its lively historic district with small-town charm, vibrant art scene, and unique boutiques and restaurants....



The City of Concord is seeking the public’s input on funding allocations for services and programs within the city to revitalize neighborhoods and address homelessness and affordable housing. The public is encouraged to take a short online survey by March 28 and share thoughts or ask...


Road will be closed for approximately three weeks to allow utility work on new Novi Rise development

Contractors working on the new Novi Rise mixed-use property in Downtown Concord will close Spring Street SW between Barbrick Avenue SW and the alley behind the Concord Police Department...



Miramar Street NE between Scenic Drive NE and Grandview Drive NE will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, February 24 from approximately 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow city Water Resources Department crews to perform necessary repairs on a water line. There will be no disruption to customers’...


The public is encouraged to vote daily through February 25

The City of Concord is competing for two North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Mobi Awards for the Hector H. Henry Greenway-Riverwalk and the Spring Street Mini Roundabout Teardrop. ...


Applications for an Artist Facilitator now open, local artists and cultural producers are encouraged to apply

The City of Concord is seeking an Artist Facilitator to help develop the city’s first-ever Public Art Master Plan. Local artists and cultural...


The Concord Police Department is excited to welcome 10 new police officers: Sam Wimbrow, Christian Fulton, Juan Giraldo, Jesse Beal, Fred Peace, KaLee Sherman, Eric Martinez, Delonta Veeney, Jazmine Missouri, and Ryan Jollie. Eight of the officers completed their Basic Law Enforcement Training in...


Update 2/9/2021

Cumberland Court SW will be closed again tomorrow, February 10th, between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to allow city Wastwater Department crews additional time to replace pipes under the roadway.

School buses that have morning stops on Cumberland Ct. will be allowed through...



Eli Lilly and Company plans to invest $1 billion in a Cabarrus County manufacturing campus that will generate nearly 600 new jobs with an average wage of over $70,000.

This is the second major economic development announcement made for The Grounds at Concord (site of the former Philip...


Applications for the City of Concord’s External Agency Funding open January 31, 2022.  Each year, the city awards funding to non-governmental, or "External Agencies," that contribute to the city's cultural, social, and economic vitality.

Nonprofit agencies that serve...



The City of Concord Planning and Zoning Commission approved proposed changes to the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) at their December 21 meeting.  The proposed revisions to the CDO specifically address townhome development across the city. The public is invited to review the proposed...



Enhancements to the travel experience in Cabarrus County continue with the opening of the flyover bridge at Concord Mills.

Local leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting on Monday morning to mark the opening of the bridge which occurred at the end of November prior to Black Friday....



The City of Concord is encouraging residents to join the 17th Citizen Public Safety Academy. The eight-week program provides a unique opportunity for citizens to gain a behind-scenes-look and deeper understanding of the many roles and responsibilities of the city’s public safety professionals. 

In...


** Update (01/18/2022) - The deadline for public comments has been extended through January 23, 2022**


The Concord City Council is committed to enhancing the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city.  In an effort...



The City of Concord’s Fire Marshal has lifted the city-wide burn ban, effective immediately. The expiration of the city’s burn ban follows the N.C. Forest Service decision earlier today to lift...


Article reposted from Cabarrus EDC

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) America’s largest grocery retailer, will build a high-tech customer fulfillment center in Concord, NC and create nearly...


Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that City of Concord, North Carolina, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing...



The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) honored the City of Concord with the Destination Visionary Award on Thursday, December 2 during their annual Celebrate Cabarrus and Golden Helmet Awards event.

City of Concord Mayor Pro Tem Terry Crawford, and City Manager...



We all have at least one person on our gift list every year; that one person who seems impossible to buy for because they already have everything!

If you're still looking for a unique gift to give the hard-to-buy-for person on your list, or you just want to give a meaningful...



In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Melbourne-Orlando International Airport on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Prior...



The Cabarrus Events Association announced Susanna Black as this year’s special guest for the TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade. Black is a Concord native and awarding-winning reporter and anchor with WSOC-TV, Channel 9.  Her daughter Lyla, three years old, will join...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday. The city is also once again partnering with Cabarrus County and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County to host a...



The City of Concord is one of the nation’s top “boomtowns” according to a new study released by SmartAsset. Concord tied New Braunfels, TX for the No. 14 spot with a score of 89.83 and is the highest ranked city in North Carolina.

The



The City of Concord’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in October.  This year, Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch and City Manager Lloyd Payne commemorated the event with the planting of nine new trees at Fire Station 10. They were joined by Concord Fire...



On Monday, November 1, the City of Concord will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. Loose leaf season will run from November 1 through February 25; during this time residents may place un-bagged leaves at the...



Water levels continue to decline at Lake Fisher, one of the City of Concord’s raw water supplies, causing some areas to continue experiencing reduced water clarity. The City of Concord Water Resources Department is working to remove the discolored water as quickly as possible from the...



Holiday traditions return to Downtown Concord next month with the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by Uwharrie Bank on Friday, November 19 and the TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 20. These family-friendly events are free to the public...



Concord City Council and Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch presented retired Electric Systems Director Robert “Bob” Pate, Jr. with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during the October council meeting. This is the highest award for public service granted by the Office of the...



The City of Concord Water Resources Department continues to recover from temporary reduced water clarity in parts of the city’s water system. Some areas have already improved while other areas have seen this issue continue. Crews are out in the system flushing lines to accelerate the...



Due to low water levels at Lake Fisher and corresponding changes to intake procedures at the Hillgrove Water Treatment Plant, some customers throughout the City of Concord’s system may notice their tap water has a cloudy appearance. This is an aesthetic issue only and there is...


Do you want to know how the City of Concord spends its money but don't have a lot of time? Check out the FY 2021-2022 Budget Video.

Each year, the city prepares a short video to promote transparency and give the highlights...


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Concord with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Financial Reporting for the City's FY2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). This is the first year that the City has prepared...



Cabarrus County, the City of Concord and the City of Kannapolis will jointly host a “Home Sweet Home” virtual fair housing workshop on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in learning more about local efforts to address chronic fair housing...



Corban Ave will be closed between Church St & Union St from 9pm-6am on Wednesday, October 20th & Thursday, October 21st to allow construction crews to perform utility work for the county courthouse project. Please refer to the map below for detours. 
 



Concord is one of the safest cities in North Carolina according to a new report from SafeWise.  Concord ranked 17th and is one of only two cities with populations over 100,000 to make the top-20 statewide list. 

“As one of the largest and fastest growing cities in...



The City of Concord is currently seeking citizens interested in serving on the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board. Concord residents with a law background or experience in retail, hospitality, accounting or financial services are especially encouraged to apply.  The current ABC Board...



Google Fiber is coming to Concord, North Carolina, bringing high-speed, high-bandwidth internet service to residents and small businesses. Concord joins Charlotte and communities in the Triangle as one of just eight cities statewide to receive Google Fiber.

According to recent data...



The City of Concord is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and region, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Concord’s strong economic growth, low tax rate, and high-quality education and health care continue to attract record numbers of new businesses...



Global aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), will create 220 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $383.8 million to join Red Bull and Rauch’s beverage manufacturing hub in Concord.

Together, these...


City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews are in the second phase of the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  This annual project helps to improve the longevity of the city’s infrastructure. 

Crews completed the first phase earlier this...



The City of Concord and El Puente Hispano will present the first Concord International Festival on Saturday, October 2 in downtown Concord. The event will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm.

The free and family friendly event will celebrate the many cultures and diversity that...



The City of Concord officially announced the name of the future northwest park during a ceremony honoring former Council Member Jim Ramseur.  The city’s first park in northwest Concord will formally be known as the J.E. “Jim” Ramseur Park. 

After serving...



A beverage manufacturing, filling and distribution campus will soon call Concord, North Carolina home, bringing with it an investment of over $740 million and the creation of over 400 jobs with an average wage of $50,377.

It is the largest economic development announcement in Cabarrus...



The Concord City Council released the following statements after the passing of former Council Member Lamar Barrier.  Barrier was Concord’s longest serving council member, and one of the longest serving in the state.  He faithfully and diligently served the citizens of Concord...



The City of Concord has named the commercial airport terminal building at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport after former Council Member Lamar Barrier. The building located at 7435 Zephyr Place NW will now be called the W. Lamar Barrier Terminal.  A formal ceremony honoring Barrier and...



Recently, the City of Concord’s newest elevated storage tank was placed into operation for the first time. This new two million gallon water tank provides improvements to fire flows and pressures for a large portion of the city’s growing water system. Along with the tank improvements,...



Nearly 800 participants responded to the joint call from the City of Concord and Barber-Scotia College for community input on the revitalization of the HBCU and its campus.  The community survey and online presentation ran the entire month of May, and included a video that explained the...


 

After 6 months of construction, the intersection of Spring St SW and Chestnut Dr SW has reopened! The new “teardrop mini roundabout” design will not only improve traffic flow through the area, but also significantly increase pedestrian safety.  There are three new...



As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, the Concord City Council is committed to enhancing the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city.  In an effort to improve existing facilities, the city is seeking the public’s input on the...



Rider Transit will resume normal operations and once again collect fares beginning July 1, 2021. Normal operations were modified, and fares were suspended in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per federal mandate, masks are still required to be worn by passengers and Rider staff...



The Concord City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget with no changes from the recommendation during the June 10 council meeting. The adopted budget follows the guidance of City Council and focuses on funding essential projects and services necessary to preserve, protect,...


City Manager Lloyd Payne provided the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget recommendation to the Mayor and City Council on Friday. The proposed budget focuses on funding essential projects necessary to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in a growing community.

“Concord continues...


In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on Friday, May 28.  Below is a press release from the airline with more information on the new route and introductory low fares.
 


During the May 13 Concord City Council Meeting, long-time Electric Systems Department employee, Larry Barbee, was honored as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values Award.  The Jo Atwater Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a city employee. Barbee received...


The Concord Family Enrichment Association (CFEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1, 2021. Dr. Graham is an accomplished equity leader with more than twenty years of executive-level experience...



Amidst the trials of coronavirus, the City of Concord was presented with the challenge of limiting face-to-face interaction while still providing customers a way to pay their bills. Because some customers are underbanked or not comfortable with making payments online, the City needed...



City Manager Lloyd Payne is proud to announce and welcome Emma Sellers as the City of Concord’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. Sellers will work with city leadership and community stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement programs and activities that...


 

The City of Concord is soliciting project proposals for funding under the Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.  An estimated $389,323 in grant funding is available under this program for transit programs in the Concord...



The streets throughout the City of Concord are a lot cleaner thanks to the collective efforts of nearly 400 city employees who canvassed over 80 miles of roads and collected 438 bags of trash and 52 bags of recyclables during the city’s annual Spring Litter Sweep.  The city’s...


On Monday, April 26, the City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews will begin the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  Work will be performed throughout the city and is scheduled to last through August 24, 2021.

The annual CIPP Lining project helps...


The City of Concord will unveil a new tribute mural to local band, The Avett Brothers, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 24 at Noon at 25 Union Street, North. The ceremony will coincide with the city’s monthly Small Business Saturday festivities, which includes local promotions,...


Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis have announced the winners of the Fair Housing Month TikTok Contest. Winning videos were selected based on the use of the theme “Home Sweet Home.” The videos also needed to educate people on the Fair Housing Act and how it protects...


The City of Concord was recognized for the second year in a row as a Tree City USA by the national Arbor Day Foundation. This recognition follows Concord’s continued commitment to effective urban forest management.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Concord is committed...


Emergency Rental Assistance Program secures housing for local renters experiencing COVID-19-based hardships

The U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Cabarrus County Government more than $6.5 million to help local households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic....


The Northwest region of Concord is one of the fastest growing areas of the city. It is also one of the most underserved areas in terms of access to public parks and recreational programming. City Council made it a goal fill this need, and the Parks and Recreation Department is now seeking the public’s...


Residents are asked to kindly remove items on or near gravesites to allow crews to complete necessary mowing and grounds work. Items may be replaced on March 29.

The City of Concord Buildings and Grounds Department, Cemetery Division will begin annual spring cleaning of the Oakwood Cemetery,...


Beginning Monday, March 8th, the City of Concord Electric Systems Department will be conducting residential and commercial telephone surveys as part of a long-term planning study.  The purpose of the survey is to measure opinions of residents and business owners regarding the electric service...


Applications are now available for the newly created Concord United Committee.  The Committee will examine racial inequities within City departments, programs, policies and procedures, and recommend possible solutions to City Council. 

City Council unanimously approved the establishment...


To honor the life of Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping the Concord City Council recently approved a $100,000 budget amendment to fund a new Fallen Officer Memorial. The City also filed necessary state and federal paperwork to establish a new nonprofit Concord Police Foundation to assist officers...


The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will close a portion of Rock Hill Church Rd, between Poplar Tent Rd and Weddington Rd, in the City of Concord beginning Monday, February 22 at 8:00AM.  The closure will allow City of Concord Water Resources contract crews to complete a section of...


The City of Concord and the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) have formalized a new quasi-public partnership to enhance downtown revitalization efforts and support to small business owners. Under the agreement, which took effect on January 25, 2021, the CDDC will now operate within the...


The City of Concord Water Resources Department will soon be updating a portion of the city's water system to keep pace with increased demands and future economic development.

Beginning in early March, the City will commence work to improve fire flows, which may result in an increase...


Over the past 8 months the City of Concord hosted a series of drive-thru face covering distribution events across the community. Staff distributed a maximum of two face coverings per person present.

On June 26, North Carolina entered a statewide executive order mandating the use of...


On Tuesday, February 2, City of Concord Water Resources crews will close a portion of Montford Ave from Concord Pkwy N to Helen Dr in order to perform maintenance on a water main.

The road closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2 and last through the night until 6 a.m. on Wednesday,...


JANUARY 21st, 2021  -  6:00 p.m. - In order to maintain the safety of City residents, Planning and Zoning Commission, and staff, the January 21st, 2021 Special Meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be conducted electronically.  Additional information, including...


In honor of Martin Luther King Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, January 18.

Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on a regular schedule next week. However, all customers should place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January...



Update, 03/08/2023

Testing. Testing. 


Original article 

Following the sale and closing of 30 Market St. by the City of Concord to Lansing Melbourne Group, demolition of the property is scheduled to begin January 20th,...


The former City of Concord City Hall Annex building located at 66 Union St. S is currently under renovation, with a lower level dedicated to assisting local non-profits. The City expects the space to be ready for occupancy by May 1, 2021.

In August of 2019, the City of Concord sold the City...