|William C. "Bill" Dusch
Mayor William C. "Bill" Dusch, a Concord native, has been active in the community as a business owner and a member of City boards and non-profit organizations for 30 years. He and his wife, Debbie, have two grown children. His Council-appointed board service includes chairing Concord's Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Commission. He is affiliated with many local non-profits including Concord Downtown Development Corporation, United Way, Cabarrus Arts Council, NorthEast Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce Duke Energy Citizenship Award for community service.
"The citizens of Concord have given me an opportunity to be their next Mayor. I thank you all and give you my commitment to uphold our leadership tradition. Together with the City Council, I will work hard to continue moving our City forward and am excited for what we will do together over the next years."
A Message from the Mayor
A tradition of good leadership
Since our founding in 1796 and incorporation in 1806, the City of Concord has been blessed with a tradition of good leadership. For a glimpse of our past, pictures of many of our leaders are displayed in the entrance foyers of the City Council Chambers at City Hall. I recently walked into one of these foyers and viewed the pictures of our 21 Mayors since 1893, bearing names familiar to our community such as Meyers, McEachern, Caldwell, Brown, Liles, and our recently retired Mayor, Padgett. Our Mayors have served our citizens well and we properly remember their service by naming parks, streets, buildings, and facilities in their honor.
When I walked into the second foyer, I saw pictures of our City Council members since 1953, the year I was born in Concord. Some of these names are Dorton, Henry, Small, Mathis, and McGee, which are also names you may recognize around the wonderful parks, greenways or structures in our city.
In December, another three names with a combined service of 70 years were added to the distinguished list of past Mayors and City Council members. Scott Padgett was our longest serving Mayor for 16 years, and before that another six years as a City Council member. Lamar Barrier finished his 32nd year as a City Council member, which made him one of the longest serving Council members in the state. Al Brown Jr., my lifelong friend, served on City Council for 16 years. These individuals have given us their time, knowledge, and foresight to guide us through these recent years of amazing growth and change. I thank them for their efforts to make Concord one of the best places to live in the United States.
The citizens of Concord have given me an opportunity to be their next Mayor. I thank you all and give you my commitment to uphold this leadership tradition. Together with the City Council, I will work hard to continue moving our city forward. I wish you the best in 2018 and am excited for what we will do together over the next years.