Did you know?
Did you know the City's third Buildings and Grounds Director begins work on Monday, July 8? City Manager Brian Hiatt recently announced the addition of Susan Sessler to the City's staff leadership team. Sessler worked with Greensboro College for eighteen years, most recently as Vice President for Facilities. Among her responsibilities were the maintenance and renovation of buildings, athletic facilities, and other grounds. She holds a bachelor's degree in public health from UNC-Chapel Hill, a post-graduate diploma in corporate sustainability from Furman University, and is a Certified Facility Manager by the International Facility Management Association. Sessler is also a licensed real estate broker.
Customer service improvements for solid waste program begin July 8
Since unveiling every-other-week recycling and fully automated garbage and recycling collection in 2011, the City of Concord has saved millions of dollars each year and improved your weekly disposal. Beginning July 8, the City of Concord is adjusting a few customer procedures to make collecting residential waste more customer-friendly and efficient. Calling in to schedule bulky item collection will no longer be required. Instead, all items (garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky waste) should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Look for a new Solid Waste Resource Guide in the mail soon for more details.
Speaker’s Bureau enhances City communications and outreach
The City of Concord is pleased to announce a new effort to enhance its communications and expand outreach to the community. The new Speakers’ Bureau is a free educational tool created for citizens to receive information about City programs and services, and other topics of interest. Learn more at the link below or browse topics at
Stay in the know with Blackboard Connect™
The City of Concord can disseminate time-sensitive information by phone, text, or email to citizens in minutes using the Blackboard Connect System. Residents with published landline phone numbers are automatically in the system. You have the ability to update your information in our system to add secondary phone numbers, cell phone numbers, and more so you can be sure to receive information from the City during an emergency. Click here to update your information now, and click here for more information about Blackboard Connect.
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, an annual course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free fourteen-week session begins August 27 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in December. Residents of Concord age 18 and older are invited to submit an application by August 3. Class size is limited to 30 participants. City staff members will conduct weekly classes from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Citizens will get a first-hand look at what it takes to run City services such as solid waste, water, police, fire, parks and recreation, and much more. More information, the application, and the class schedule are available at
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Streetlight 5K returns
Parks and Recreation's Streetlight 5K and Frolic returns on the evening of Friday, July 12! Families will fill the streets of Historic Downtown Concord for some hot summer fun, playing, and an outdoor concert. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Union Street. Following a one-mile fun run at 7:00 p.m., the Streetlight 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Race-day registration is $20. The 5K starts and finishes on Means Avenue and the course follows the McEachern Greenway and Downtown Connector. More information and online registration is available at During and after the Streetlight 5K, children ages 4-12 can compete on obstacle courses and relays or just have fun on the amusements. Crank up the volume with Watts Left, who delivers classic rock with a Southern flair (what they call Southern Fried Classic Rock).
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
7/9/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/11/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
7/16/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
7/18/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
7/23/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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