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 2014

Pictured (left to right) are: Scott Maxwell, Carol Dotter, David Dotter, Viola Mason, Jim Patterson, Beverly Brown, Jerry Lewis, Cheryl Garcia, Jerry Harbaugh, Jayne Ortiz, Matthew Carter, Don Seitz, Paul Dickinson, Anthony Harrison Sr., Linda Lewis, Belinda Dublin, Georgene Pottinger, Crystal Brauer, and Louis Fennell. Not pictured: Don Foskey, Nancy Foskey, R.R. Hanson, Julie Hinson, Lynn Howard, Tracy LeCompte, Debra Roth, and Lamarie Stripling.

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 August 18 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

The registration period is currently closed. Applicants will be contacted in August.

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 this year's course.

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


Concord 101 Class Photo Archive