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 2018

Pictured (left to right) are: front row: Karen Green, Elizabeth Mueller, Pearl Asbury, Esmeralda Aguilera; Row 2: Lynda Womble, Sara Kull, Mylene Matthews, Takhiya Glover, Richard Walkup, Wayne Wilson, Daryl Huffman; Row 3: Mike Womble, Doug Kull, Alecia Shirley Phifer, Clara Culnon; Row 4: Ramesh Chandanala, Youndolyn Smith, Rod Hanson, Meredith Buskey; Row 5: Pamela Lefebvre, Robert Skillman, Theresa Scott-Stills, Angela Banks-Johnson, Sandra Cusack, Chris Kallio; Row 6: Norman Lefebvre, David Anderson, Robert Stevenson, Kathy Murphy, Donald Watson, Evelyn Barbee; Row 7: Coretta Grant, James Macdonald, Chuck Howard, Ernest Johnson, Frank Hoover, Joanne Evans-Hoover; Not pictured: Ray Brickner, Brittany Craig, John England, Rosa González, Prakash Kammula, James McDonnell, Maria Melendez, Mei Olson, Clifford Patton, and Kimberly Strong.


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

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