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 2015

Pictured (left to right) are—standing: Matthew Smith, Michael Eagle, Krystal Johnson, Andrew Allen, Larry Bonds, Marta Cubas, Robert White, Leonard Albury, Dennis Moulton, Glenn Talbott, Lex Fennell, Ron Masa, Dick McMillan, Deb Searfoss, Ted Kluttz, Rosanne Kirsch, Todd Byers, Billy VanHoy, Timothy Dorsett, Cheryl Exum; seated: Rene Shuford, Edie Barnhardt, Kristin Gallagher, Pamela Lockard, Michelle Light, Pam Green, Jan Daubener; not pictured: Karen Smith and Brenda VanHoy.


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

Registration for Concord 101 2016 is now closed. Registration for Concord 101 2017 will begin in May.

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