2015-2016 City of Concord Youth Council Members
2016 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board: President, Callie Alvarado; Vice President, Katherine Shue; Secretary, Maddy Bovasso; Finance Chair, Meg Aldridge; Program/Mentor Chair, ; and Allyson Finley, Social Chair.
Advisors are Taylor Morris, Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor, Katie Culbreth, Recreation Program Specialist and Ron Ferrell, Concord Police Park Officer.
Youth Council Events
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday May-August, Downtown Concord
Union Street Live is a series of outdoor concerts featuring regionally recognized musical entertainment in a family-oriented environment. The series is the third Thursday, May-September. Youth Council volunteers assisted with the new block party theme setup of the event, as well as lending a helping hand to numerous groups attending exhibiting at the events.
Brandon Shue, chair
Chilly Willy Wednesdays
Lia Esposito & Mitchell Eveland, co-chairs
Family Friendly Fun
Maggie Catherwood & Lucas Plott, co-chairs
John Edwards, chair
Esther's Heart's Backpacks for Hope
Continual through out the school year
Backpacks for Hope is an ongoing project where members make 100 food gifts monthly for Esther's Heart to distribute to eligible elementary aged children.
Adelle Patten, chair.
Community Free Clinic
Third Tuesday, continual through out the school year
October - April members volunteer at the Clinic.
Jake Ryan, chair.
Streetlight 5K Frolic
July 10, Downtown Concord
5 members manned the crafts table, bubble machine and giant jenga in the children's area.
Audrey Channell, chair.
Streetlight 5K & Fun Run
July 10, Downtown Concord @ McGee Park
9 members assisted by setting up and manning the runner's food and awards tables and by serving as course marshalls, cheering on the runners and directing them onto the course. Afterwards we helped clean up the area by picking up the traffic cones and trash. Everything went very smoothly.
Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem, chair.
Team Building Social
September 12, McGee Park
Allyson Finley, chair.
Dog Food Drive
Amelia Crawford, chair.
September 19, Kmart parking lot
Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem, chair.
Volunteer Banquet - Cabarrus Senior Center
September 21, Cabarrus Active Living & Parks Senior Center
Dogs’ Day Out
October 24, Les Myers Park
Dorothy McGee & Seth Kirby, co-chairs
October 30, Downtown Concord
Scarrigan Farms Social
Carrigan Farms, 10/17
Allyson Finley, chair & Social Committee
5 Alarm 5K
November 7, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Will Patten, chair.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
Meg Aldridge, chair.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 20, Downtown Concord
Merrill Douglass, chair.
December 5, Downtown Concord
Izzy Norman, chair.
Concord Rotary Can-A-Thon
December 12, Various grocery stores,
Loren Waites & Marie Lauren Willis, chair.
Allyson Finley, social chair
Cops & Kids
December 19, Boys & Girls Club/Kmart
Katherine Shue, chair.
Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital
Rebekah Netzley, chair.
Operation: Teddy Bear Drop
February 1, Build-A-Bear Workshop @ Concord Mills
William Brazil, chair.
Old Courthouse Theatre
Kerry Slay & Aarushi Thakur, co-chairs.
Valentines 2 Seniors
February 11, location TBD
Raina Meyer, chair.
Concord on Canvas
March , Hotel Concord
March 5, Concord Library
Symira Squires, chair.
Bunny Run Festival
March 26, Downtown Concord
Katleen Cruz-Sorrosa, chair.
5K Bunny Run
March 26, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Big Brothers Big Sisters
TBD, Dave & Busters
Luke Stoddard & Hannah Ross Patten, chair
Spring Into Arts Festival
May 2, Downtown Concord
Carter Wiseman and Riley Olson, co-chairs.
May 16, Hotel Concord