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Concord Weekly Update - September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know the David W. Phillips Activity Center is the newest facility operated by Concord Parks and Recreation? Visit concordnc.gov to find out all the fun new programs offered at this unique location.

Concord in the Headlines
City of Concord sets up Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence
Local firefighters head to hurricane affected eastern NC

Florence: after the storm
Concord faced minimal impacts from Tropical Depression Florence including isolated road flooding and relatively brief power outages on Sunday. After the storm, City departments began checking facilities and infrastructure and clearing debris. Visit concordnc.gov for a summary of Concord's impact and response.

Eight Concord firefighters are part of a local group deployed to assist fire departments in the Wilmington area. You can follow their work at the
Concord Public Safety Facebook Page and on Twitter @ConcordNCFire.

Unfortunately, malicious actors are using Florence as an opportunity to exploit individuals concerned about helping those affected. Please 
visit us-cert.gov to learn how to avoid potential scams. If you are wanting to help those affected, please visit rebuild.nc.gov to learn how to donate to the NC Disaster Relief Fund or visit redcross.org to learn about making a financial or blood donation to the American Red Cross.

City of Concord honored NCWF Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards
The City of Concord has been recognized as the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s (NCWF) Municipal Conservationist of the Year.  The award is part of NCWF’s prestigious Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards which honor commitment to conservation in NC annually.  Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards are the highest natural resource honors given in the state. Concord was honored at an award banquet on September 8, where Mayor Bill Dusch and former Mayor Scott Padgett accepted the award.  NCWF and Concord Wildlife Alliance representatives also attended the September Council meeting to present the award.  Full article available at concordnc.gov

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2018 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Toddling Towards Art series at Fire Station 9

Children ages 10 months-3
years will have a load of fun at our Toddling Towards Art series at the Fire Station 9 community room. We'll combine arts and crafts with popular children's songs. First up: Apple Adventures on Tuesday, September 24 from 10-11 a.m. (register now) Come along on this awesome apple adventure…these apples aren't for us to eat, but they're still super neat!  Each toddler must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for each session is required and opens 7 days prior to the class date. Fire Station 9 is located near Poplar Tent Road and I-85 at 1020 Ivey Cline Road. Find out more in the Leisure Times.

FREE showing of the film, “Stustainable”
Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.  This free screening is hosted by Cabarrus County Farm and Food Council, Rowan Cabarrus Community College Agripreneur Program, Cabarrus County Master Gardeners, and Concord Wildlife Alliance.  It is a family-friendly event to bring attention to local farming communities and practices.  Screening will take place Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord.  Tickets are free, but pre-registration is requested.


City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

October
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
11 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!


Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the 

Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
franzese@concordnc.gov
704-920-5210 office