Did you know?
Did you know that the Concord Regional Airport has a $175,790,000 annual economic impact on the Charlotte region? Additionally, approximately 2,000 jobs in the region are directly or indirectly related to the airport and its services. Visit for more information about Concord Regional Airport.  
City of Concord tax bills arriving soon
The City of Concord will mail City property tax bills soon. Property owners should receive bills during the first week of August. Under North Carolina law, bills are due September 3, 2013, and will not be past due until January 7, 2014. The City continues to have one of the lowest tax rates with cities of comparable size in North Carolina at 48 cents per $100 valuation. Information about payment options is available at
Help control power cost through the Concord Peak Partners Program
Concord Electric Customers who want to take their energy conservation to the next level can sign up for the City’s Peak Partners program. Participants volunteer to be notified of potential high demand days, so they can take steps to reduce energy usage. Participants are asked to adjust thermostats, turn off lights, delay the use of major appliances or equipment, and conserve electricity in any other way on hot summer weekdays between 1 PM and 6 PM. Customers can learn more about the program and how they can help control energy costs at
 Dance to the Music - Concord Housing offers dance lessons
Concord Housing is offering a six-week dance fitness program to help promote a healthier lifestyle change.  Whether the participant is just learning or is an experienced dancer, they are sure to burn fat and have fun.  This program is simple -- the instruction is clear, and the instructor’s approach is non-intimidating.  Participants will receive instruction on the “must know” classics: “Electric Slide,” “Cupid Shuffle,”  “Cha, Cha Slide,” “The Wobble,” “Chuck Baby,” “Biker’s Shuffle,” “Jamie Fox,” “Suit and Tie,” and many more from DJ Michael Harding, Jr.  Classes are offered at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street every Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Come Out and Join the Healthy Fun!!  For more information, call Maria Reid at (704) 920-6110.  For more Housing Department events visit
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is 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.
Chilly-Willy Wednesdays
Concord Parks and Recreation provides fun summer programs for children ages 6-12 each Wednesday through August.  Participants have learned and experimented with the powers of the sun at Solar Fun Day, designed and splattered tie dye shirts and canvas at Bright As the Sky Tie Dye. The next event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, at the Beverly Hills Park located at 631 Miramar St. NE. Participants will have fun with mud, making mud pies, crafts, and daring participates can test their skill in a spud-in-the-mud relay. Fee: $10; $5 city resident discount.
Throw-Down Thursday’s
Do you enjoy treasure hunting, hiking or discovering clues? Geocaching is a world-wide phenomenon, and those that participate can be found anywhere, even in our own parks. This family activity is geared toward new geocachers looking to discover the wonders of local and global treasures, or “caches”. Participants will use coordinates and clues from each cache to complete their journey and bring home the treasures of the day!Participants enjoy treasure hunting, scavenger hunting or even just hiking while geocaching. Next meeting is Thursday August 1st, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at W.W. Flowe Park.
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
8/6/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8/8/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
8/15/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
8/20/2013 at 6:00 p.mPlanning and Zoning Commission
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