The City of Concord will host the 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 20, from 6 - 8 p.m.
The ceremony will be held on Market Street in downtown Concord.

Join Santa Claus, the Mayor and City Council Members as we light the City’s Christmas Tree.

Irvin Elementary School, Cox Mill Elementary School and Gary Gilmore will perform during the ceremony.

The public is invited to enjoy free trolley rides, Kid Zone with Santa’s Village, trackless train, crafts, and
visit with Santa Claus.

The trolley rides are from 6-7:30 p.m.
We hope to see you and your families at the ceremony as we kick off the holiday season.
FIREWORKS START AT 7:30 P.M.  Sponsored by CMC-NorthEast


2009-2010 Leaf Collection Dates

If your garbage collection day is Monday,  your leaves will be  collected: October 12-16, November 16-19, December 28-31

If your garbage collection day is Tuesday, your leaves will be collected: October 19-23, November 20-25, January 4-8

If your garbage collection day is Wednesday, your leaves will be collected: October 26-30, November 30-December 4, January 11-15

If your garbage collection day is Thursday, your leaves will be  collected: November 2-6, December 7-11, January 19-22

If your garbage collection day is Friday, your leaves will be collected: November 9-13, December 14-18, January 25-29
Place loose leaves at curbside by 7 a.m. the Monday of your scheduled collection week so crews can remain on schedule. Keep loose leaves away from storm drains, mail boxes, and parked cars. Leaves must be free of tree/shrub limbs or foreign objects.

No loose leaf collection is scheduled on City observed holidays including Thanksgiving (November 26-27), Christmas (December 24-25), New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2010), and Martin Luther King’s Birthday (Monday, January 18, 2010)

This schedule is subject to change due to weather delays and equipment breakdown.  Contact the Customer Care Center or check our website for updates.  Receive timely notifications by telephone, cell phone, and e-mail. 

Sign up now for Connect-CTY on the City’s website Check the City’s website for more information.

Customer Care Center 704-920-5555  Monday – Friday 7 a.m.—6 p.m.


City of Concord is recognized as an NCLM Green Challenge municipality
Raleigh, NC – October 30, 2009 …. The City of Concord has been honored as an NCLM Green Challenge municipality by the N.C. League of Municipalities. Concord achieved Intermediate status by completing specific activities and projects to save energy, natural resources and money. The City was previously recognized for Level One recognition in October 2008.

Cities and towns that achieved NCLM Green Challenge status were honored at the NCLM Annual Conference, October 25-27, 2009, at the Greenville Convention Center.
“Municipalities continue to lead the way in implementing sustainable operations and innovations that save energy, natural resources and money,” said Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones, 2008-2009 NCLM president. “The League is proud to honor these cities and towns that have made tough decisions that will have a positive impact on their communities, citizens, region and state for years to come.”

The NCLM Green Challenge was the brainchild two years ago of then-NCLM President Susan Burgess, Charlotte council member, as a way to honor those municipalities that have taken the initiative to conserve energy and natural resources at the local government level.

“It is so exciting to see so many municipalities across the state continue to work hard on sustainability issues,” said Burgess. “We will no doubt see municipal officials from these cities and towns share their good ideas with others over the next months and years so that more communities can save energy, natural resources and the taxpayers’ money.”

Some of the programs that contributed to Concord’s recognition include:
  • Providing community-wide curbside recycling;
  • Installation of energy-efficient outdoor lighting;
  • Adoption of anti-idling policy for operating City vehicles;
  • Implementation of energy-saving technology in vending machines throughout City  facilities;
  • Internal reduction, reuse, and recycling of paper, plastic and other materials;
  • Adoption of land use plans with high-density transit-oriented and mixed-use development;
  • Promotion of permanent conservation easements.

Concord is currently performing several energy-efficient lighting and building retrofit projects under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program (EECBG). With $638,000 in stimulus funding, Concord will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the City by over 8,400 metric tons, save over 13,000 gallons of gasoline, and reduce energy consumption by 11.5 million kilowatt-hours.

If you are interested in more information about the NCLM Green Challenge, please contact Margot Christensen at (919) 715-3931 or or Matt Lail at (919) 715-3929 or
Founded in 1908, the League is a voluntary, nonpartisan association of more than 540 cities, towns and villages in North Carolina. The League advocates for municipalities at the state and federal level and provides a variety of direct services



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