Concord 101

Concord 101 is an educational experience for citizens of Concord. You'll enjoy learning more about your local government and the services it provides.  We hope to help members of the community better understand how these services work for them.

Additionally, members will be encouraged to take an active role in their neighborhood and city. You will learn how you can play a part in local government. The relaxed setting will make learning about our city fun and exciting!

Concord 101 Class of 2016

Pictured (left to right) are: front row – Tom Black, Jane Black, Charles Breese, Stephanie Wood, Woody Hathaway; second row – Darek McCullers, Pamela Skillman; third row – Mark Reiff, Judy Graeber, Bonnie Breese, George Wood, Betty Hathaway; fourth row – Theresa Isibor, Jenny Eury, Celina Morgan, Leigh Ann Phillips; fifth row – Jeffrey Palm, Earline Ward, Buck Wicklud, JT Patton, Jessica Patton, Kimberly Greer; back row – Ian Mcbrayer, Ronnie Barus, Justin Phillips. Not pictured: Gigi Wasiak.


Course Description

Curious as to how the name "Harmony" came about?  Ever wonder just how many water lines supply Concord? How many dump trucks does the city have?

Every class is packed with activities and information. Classes will be interactive with opportunities to ask questions and give feedback.

Students will tour City facilities, view equipment used by various departments, and get a first hand look at what it takes to run City services such as solid waste, water, police, fire, parks and recreation, and much more.

In addition, several community partners will be on board to give a behind-the-scenes look at what makes Concord such a great place to live.

The class will meet every Tuesday beginning mid August and end with a graduation ceremony in late November. Class will take place from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. each week.

To complete the course, participants must attend at least 12 classes, and at least one City Council meeting during the course.

Registration information

Concord 101 is offered each fall. The course is free to residents of Concord who are at least 18 years of age. The class meets for 14 consecutive weeks.

Click here to learn more about the course.

For more information on Concord 101, contact 
Peter Franzese in the City Manager's Office.


Concord 101 Class Photo Archive