Message From the Mayor

William C. "Bill" Dusch
Mayor

Mayor William C. "Bill" Dusch, a Concord native, has been active in the community as a business owner and a member of City boards and non-profit organizations for 30 years. He and his wife, Debbie, have two grown children. His Council-appointed board service includes chairing Concord's Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Commission. He is affiliated with many local non-profits including Concord Downtown Development Corporation, United Way, Cabarrus Arts Council, NorthEast Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce Duke Energy Citizenship Award for community service.


"The citizens of Concord have given me an opportunity to be their next Mayor. I thank you all and give you my commitment to uphold our leadership tradition. Together with the City Council, I will work hard to continue moving our City forward and am excited for what we will do together over the next years."

 

A Message from the Mayor 

We miss you, Sam!

Concord lost a great citizen recently with the passing of Council Member Sam Leder at the age of 51. A proud Tar Heel, Sam came to our town 25 years ago to work for a local CPA firm, Potter and Company, where he worked his way up to become a managing partner. But his work as a CPA was just the tip of the iceberg of this giving man. He became active in our community by giving his time and efforts to serve a broad array of our civic organizations. This is an understatement as during his short life, Sam was an Eagle Scout and carried through his adult life. He served and helped lead a variety of local groups including the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce, Concord Rotary Club, Uwharrie Bank, Academic Learning Center, NE Medical Foundation, Ella Foard Foundation, Concord High School Athletic and the Central Carolina Boy Scouts.


On City Council, Sam was viewed as a voice of reason. When an agenda item was straight forward, Sam would remain silent but if discussion was needed, we were assured that his thoughts would be effectively expressed. His background as an accountant was invaluable for us to make sure that we focused on all parts of the item and he would make sure we knew it.

Sam was a family man that met his wife Shannon while they were students at UNC Chapel Hill. His family life was centered around Shannon, his children Matthew and Bennett, and followed closely by anything Carolina blue. Sam was successful in transferring this love of Carolina (and dislike of Duke) to his son, Matthew, who will be attending UNC this fall.

I will never forget his humor, thoughtfulness and infectious laugh. Our City was fortunate that he shared his talents with us--we all miss you, Sam!