Did you know?
Did you know that Concord's maintenance cost per vehicle has been the lowest in the North Carolina Benchmarking Project for five consecutive years? Concord is one of fourteen municipal fleets participating in the NC Benchmarking project administered by the UNC School of Government. Various industry-standard measures are reported each year, comparing workload, effectiveness, and efficiency. Fleet Services has also achieved a 99 percent availability rate for the entire fleet, which means our vehicles are on the job, allowing departments to provide cost-effective services to citizens and customers.
Concord joins the fight to delete blood cancer
The City of Concord and the family of Council Member Hector Henry are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to host a bone marrow donor registration drive on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Concord First Assembly is providing the venue at the Village Suite 15 facility, located at 280 Concord Parkway N #15.
Adults ages 18-55 in good health are eligible to register. The registration process consists of a do-it-yourself cheek swab and takes a total of 10-15 minutes from start to finish. You can also register online if you cannot make it that day. If you have already registered, or are not able to, there are many other ways to help including volunteering at the May 11 event, making a monetary donation, or helping to publicize our efforts. Visit the City Hall Blog to learn more.
Spring Into Arts Festival features visual and performing artists
Celebrate our vibrant arts community at the Spring Into Arts Festival from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4 on Union Street in Historic Downtown Concord. This day-long arts event 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 and open to all ages. For more information, visit or call Concord Downtown Development Corporation at 704-784-4208.
Annual sewer line rehabilitation begins next week
Concord Water Resources Department will begin annual sewer maintenance work next week, using slip lining—a process of rehabilitating existing sewer lines with minimal public disruption. Since 2004, the City has saved over a million dollars using this process. Approximately 23,000 linear feet of sewer pipe will be lined beginning Monday, May 6. The total project will last until mid-August, but individual customers will only be affected for less than twelve hours under normal conditions. Learn more at
RCCC to host Small Business Resource Fair May 15
Connect with dozens of local and state organizations, agencies, and offices that offer free services for your business at the Small Business Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 15 at the Cabarrus County Government Center. The free mid-day event, that includes lunch, will bring to one location business assistance representatives and government office personnel to answer questions and distribute information business owners and prospective owners need to start, grow and succeed. Registration and more information is available at
Concord Housing to host writers' workshop
Yes, there really is a book in you! Make your voice heard, share your life experiences, and inspire others. Bring light to a certain cause, or simply leave a message for your children, grandchildren and future generations. Nellie A. Wosu, international author and speaker will present a two-day workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23 at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street. Each day's sessions will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last until 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Zenobia Nelson at 704-920-6110. For more Housing Department events visit
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
5/7/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
5/9/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
5/16/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
5/21/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
5/28/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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