Youth Council


2016 - 2017 New Member Application


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, Catilin Epstein; 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

Outdoor Explorers

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

September 14



Amelia Crawford, chair.


Safety Palooza

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

Candy Crawl

October 30, Downtown Concord

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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.

Holiday Happenings

December 5, Downtown Concord

Izzy Norman, chair.

Concord Rotary Can-A-Thon

December 12, Various grocery stores,

Loren Waites & Marie Lauren Willis, chair.

Senior Send-Off

December 7
Allyson Finley, social chair

Cops & Kids

December 19, Boys & Girls Club/Kmart

Katherine Shue, chair.

Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital

January 25

Rebekah Netzley, chair.

Operation: Teddy Bear Drop

February 1, Build-A-Bear Workshop @ Concord Mills
William Brazil, chair.


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 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

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March 5, Concord Library
Symira Squires, chair.


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Bunny Run Festival

March 26, Downtown Concord

Katleen Cruz-Sorrosa, chair.

5K Bunny Run

March 26, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
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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.

Awards Banquet

May 16, Hotel Concord