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Concord Weekly Update - March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know the City has a certified arborist available to speak to organizations and groups? According to the Arbor Day Foundation, "every dollar spent on planting and caring for a community tree yields benefits that are two to five times that investment..." Visit the Concord Environmental Education Facebook Page to learn more, or contact City Arborist Bill Leake at leakeb@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5393 to schedule a group presentation.

The Art of Injury Prevention and Athletic Training Exhibit at ClearWater March 10
ClearWater Artist Studios, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, will present The Art of Injury Prevention and Athletic Training, an athletic training and sports medicine photographic and illustrated art exhibition. The photographs were commissioned to draw attention to approaches for best practices in preventing sudden death and catastrophic injury in athletics in North Carolina. The idea is to utilize art for a series of educational posters to achieve this goal. The exhibit will be displayed in the Community Room/ Second Gallery at Clearwater Artist Studios with an opening reception Sunday, March 10 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The reception is a free public event will feature the photographer and the ballerina as featured in the photos. For additional details, see clearwaterartists.com or call 704-784-9535.

Concord Housing Department offers a range of free programs to the community
For several years, the City of Concord Housing Department has offered residents a range of free programs that teach life skills like self-sufficiency, technology, health and wellness, new languages, and more. The programs are also available to the community at large, and all are invited to explore the many opportunities available each month and connect with your neighbors. Most classes are held at the Neighborhood Networks Technology Center, located at 265 Salem Street SW. Visit concordnc.gov to explore the schedule and call 704-920-6110 to register.

There’s a parking spot waiting for you in downtown Concord
Residents joined officials from Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to celebrate the completion of the Cabarrus County Parking Deck in downtown Concord on February 27. The new five-story structure located at 81 Spring St. SW, is a collaborative project with the City of Concord. Of the 614 new parking spots, 16 are handicap accessible and located near the elevator access points on each floor. Thirteen of the handicap spots are regular size, and three are spaced for vans. Eighty-two parking spots are reserved spaces. Visitors to downtown Concord can access the deck 24-hours a day from entrances on Spring Street and Corban Avenue. Jurors can use the new deck or Surface Lot #2 located on Church Street. While there is no fee to use the deck initially, Cabarrus does plan to implement a fee schedule in the future. The deck opened for public parking this morning. Find out more about the project at cabarruscounty.us.

Cabarrus County wants to know what you love about the Library
Join a conversation about the role of the Library in the community and what you’d like to see in the future! The Cabarrus County Public Library is hosting a series of feedback sessions to forge new partnerships, reach new residents, and increase awareness about how public libraries are an essential asset whose benefits extend beyond books. The Concord branch session will be on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2019 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Now hiring for summer 2019 seasonal positions: job fair coming March 5
Are you or someone you know looking for seasonal employment this coming summer? Concord Parks and Recreation is now hiring for a variety of seasonal positions in preparation for summer aquatics, camps, and programs. Positions with a range of education and experience requirements are available, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Plan to attend our job fair on March 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Hartsell Recreation Center, where you can learn about open lifeguard, camp leader, camp head leader, and center leader positions and complete an application on-site. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started and learn more, or call 704-920-5600.

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

March
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
19 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 phone.

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