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Concord Weekly Update - June 21, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know Concord/Cabarrus County's first ever Juneteenth celebration event is planned for Saturday, June 29? Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19, 1865 is considered the date when the last enslaved Americans were notified of their new legal and free status by General Gordon Granger who arrived in Galveston, Texas, almost 2 ½ years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Follow along on Facebook at: Concord Cabarrus Juneteenth Celebration.

Concord in the headlines
100,000 more people on the road - how do we get around?
Concord opens state of the art traffic center to help ease driving headaches
Concord has new state-of-the-art Transportation Management Center
30 years strong: Price Memorial AME keeps street adoption going for three decades

NCDOT: Roadwork on U.S. 29 in Concord Next Week
Traffic patterns at U.S. 29 and George Liles Parkway will be temporarily altered next week while N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews extend a turn lane. Crews will remove about 50 feet of a raised concrete median and widen the roadway approximately 350 to build a turn lane into Christy’s Nursery, which is south of George Liles Parkway. Reduction of travel lanes and other alterations will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28. Full details are available at ncdot.gov or drivenc.gov.

Our friends at CabCoTV visit Clearwater Artist Studios
Tune into this week's Cabarrus This Week for a tour of ClearWater Artist Studios. ClearWater’s Gallery is open to the public Wednesdays through Fridays from noon until 5:00 p.m., every second Saturday of the month from 10-4, or by appointment. The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are also available to rent out for private events and parties. Visit clearwaterartists.com or call 704-784-9535 to find out more.

Readiness Education and Coaching for Home ownership workshop in Kannapolis tomorrow
Are you thinking of purchasing a home? Make sure you know before you buy. Join Cabarrus County, Prosperity Unlimited, the City of Concord and Kannapolis for a workshop. REACH—or Readiness Education and Coaching for Home ownership is Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Kannapolis Train Station. The event features information on down payment assistance, foreclosure prevention programs and other supportive services by area nonprofit agencies. Click here for more information, or visit prosperitycdc.org or call 704-933-7405.

Join our team!
Are you or someone you know looking for a challenging career with excellent benefits? We're hiring for full and part-time positions with a range of education and experience requirements, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started or call 704-920-5100.

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

Java N' Paint: Pretty Pineapple
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Participants ages 18+ will learn to paint a 16x20-inch canvas while enjoying complementary coffee! Meets Tuesday, June 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road. $20 City resident/$25 non-resident. Click here to register by June 24, or call 704-920-5604.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W. Click the links to find details and upcoming agendas.

July

9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council and 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 phone.

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