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Did you know that this is National Public Works Week? The American Public Works Association (APWA) initiated NPWW in 1960 to highlight the importance of public works in the day-to-day life of communities. NPWW “seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society – the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.” Activities and programs will be held across the country to celebrate the contributions of public works professionals as well as the communities they serve. Visit for more information.
Natonal Police Week
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Please remember fallen officers and officers that risk their lives day to day to keep our communities safe. Visit for more information.
Solid waste improvements begin July 5
Beginning July 5, 2011, the City of Concord will roll-out improvements to residential solid waste services. Concord’s new services will be provided using fully automated collection vehicles that operate a mechanical arm to lift the carts, making service faster and more efficient. The improved every-other-week roll-out recycling service will make it easier than ever to make a commitment to become an avid recycler! Visit for more information!
Delivery of 28,000 new, black, 96-gallon roll-out recycling carts to all Concord residents is underway. The carts are being provided at no charge to residents for the improved every-other-week roll-out recycling program that begins July 5. Crews will deliver carts through mid-June according to the schedule on Carts may arrive a few days before or after this schedule based on availability and delivery progress.
Are you part of a neighborhood organization or civic group and would like a speaker to give a presentation on the improvements? Contact Mandy Smith-Thompson to request a City staff member at an upcoming meeting.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2011 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
Parks & Recreation is gearing up for another summer of day camps: Children 6-10 years for Summer Playground and 11-13 years for Summer GoneAlot program. The Summer Camp program is for 8 weeks, beginning June 20 and ending August 12. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Summer Playground registration for new campers is available by online registration or walk-in registration 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Academy Recreation Center location on Academy Ave., NW.
Concord Downtown Development Corporation highlights
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e -newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to
Spring into Arts TOMORROW, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Spring into Arts Festival is a day-long arts event in Concord, North Carolina that provides local and regional performing and visual artists an opportunity to show, share knowledge, demonstrate, sell their work and perform. There will be children’s art activities, musical performances, a display of fine art for sale, and food offered for sale by food vendors and local restaurants. The event is free to the public and will be centered in downtown Concord on Union Street.
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each Month
May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Courthouse Lawn
June 16 Too MUCH Sylvia
July 21 Atlantic Groove Band
August 18 Craig Woolard Band
September 15 SuperGlide
Concord Museum highlights
Union Street Square
11 Union Street S, Suite 104, downtown Concord
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
5/24/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
6/7/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/9/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/16/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/21/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
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