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Did you know?
Did you know that local government management offers a challenging career with the opportunity to have a positive impact on communities? Professional local government managers, like other chief executives, are responsible for the overall performance of their organizations. As the top administrator, the City Manager organizes and directs a team of department heads, supervisors, technicians, and support staff to initiate and manage programs and deliver public services. Learn more about how to be a professional local government manager at icma.org.
 
Concord Regional Airport to begin scheduled service, expansion
City of Concord officials celebrated a milestone following Tuesday's announcement by Allegiant Air that scheduled passenger service will begin soon at Concord Regional Airport (JQF). Allegiant's nonstop jet service between Concord and Orlando via Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) is scheduled to begin Friday, December 20, 2013. Allegiant will initially serve passengers flying from and to Florida twice a week, with flights arriving to and departing from Concord on Friday and Monday mornings. The City hopes to expand service to multiple Florida destinations and Las Vegas in the future.
 
An existing hanger will serve as a temporary terminal for commercial service passengers while research is completed on the possibility of a permanent structure that would be located just south of the existing terminal.   If feasible, this new structure would service commercial customers as well as meeting the long term needs of other airport customers. Learn more and see photos at concordnc.gov.
 
Art Walk tonight, August 23
The Cabarrus Arts Council next Art Walk in downtown Concord begins at 6:00 p.m. tonight, August 23. Galleries and shops display visual art and host artists' demonstrations. Live music, refreshments and artists make these downtown evenings fun for all ages. Rider Transit will provide a free shuttle with stops at The Galleries, The Peggy, and ClearWater Studios between 6:00-9:00 p.m. Following the Art Walk, you can see a free screening of the documentary Core Sounders at 9:00 p.m. at the Davis Theatre. More details are available at cabarrusartscouncil.org.
 
Mayor’s Golf Tournament to benefit youth programs September 28
The sixteenth annual Mayor's Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 27 at Rocky River Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit youth programs in our community, and the deadline to enter is September 20. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit concordnc.gov for a registration form and more information.
 

Connect our Future – how you can make a difference

The CONNECT Our Future project will host several two-hour Community Growth Workshops on Tuesday, September 24 at Concord First Assembly Village, Suite 5. Attendees will help map out the growth for Cabarrus County that is coming in the next forty years. This is a great opportunity to invest two hours and really make a difference for Cabarrus County’s future.  There are three convenient times to participate: 9:00 -11:00 a.m., 1:00 -3:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate and parking is free. Register now at http://bit.ly/CabarrusCounty - pick the session most convenient for you.
CONNECT Our Future is a project of Centralina and Catawba Regional Councils of Government. For more information, please visit ConnectOurFuture.org or contact Sarah Hejma at shejma@leeinstitute.org or Sushil Nepal at snepal@centralina.org.
 
Upcoming events at Concord Housing
Visit concordnc.gov for a full listing of programs and events.
 
Writing workshop by international author and speaker Nellie Wosu - Monday, August 26 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Job readiness workshop – Monday, August 26 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
 
G.I.F.T.E.D. Girls: promotes reading comprehension and life-skills development to school-age girls – every other Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
 
Conversational Spanish - Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. beginning September 10.
 
For more information and to register for any of these programs, please contact Concord Housing Department at 704-920-6110.
 
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.
 
Couch to 5K Challenge
This group training and exercise program is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers.  No running experience is necessary.  The final goal is to run the 5 Alarm 5K on November 2. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays between August 27 and October 29 at Dorton Park. Registration fee: $15. Learn more at concordparksandrec.org.
 
Adult Softball League registration now open
Sign up your adult softball team until August 31 for just $375 per team. Men’s Open, Men’s Church, Women’s, and Co-ed leagues are available. The Men’s Open and Women’s Leagues play on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Church and Co-ed leagues play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All the games are at WW Flowe Park. The league season will include 10 regular season games and a post season single-elimination tournament. More information and registration are available at concordparksandrec.org.
 
Ongoing Zumba and personal training opportunities at Academy Recreation Center
Tone and Sculpt your body with Zumba, the popular dance fitness program that combines fast and slow rhythms. Classes are taught by Jennifer El-Abbadi, licensed with Zumba Fitness Since 2009. Zumba meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The fee is only $3 per class.
 
Master Personal Trainer Michelle Colombero will design a one-hour fitness program to help you get motivated and feel great! Your session will include strength training for upper and lower body, a cardiovascular component, nutritional consultation, and flexibility exercises. Each one-hour session is $40 ($5 City resident discount available).
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
27 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
September
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
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