Did you know?
Did you know the Fire Department, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, will soon offer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training free of charge to the public? While not providing official certification, the program will educate the public in the lifesaving skill of CPR. The latest research indicates that hands-only CPR has a tremendous positive effect on the survivability rates in cardiac incidents. Participants will learn the fundamentals of adult and infant CPR, and how to use an automatic electronic defibrillator. The first class will take place May 8; more information and registration will be available soon at

Free family fun: Bunny Run 5K and festival on April 4
The Bunny Run 5K and Festival will be this Saturday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Historic Downtown Concord.  The race will start and finish on Means Avenue and include the McEachern Greenway and McGee Park. Afterwards, a FREE festival will take place until 1:00 p.m. and feature a DJ, inflatables, and the Easter Bunny. Race day registration is $20. Visit for more information.

Check out the Spring 2015 City Circular digital edition
Did you enjoy the latest City Circular you received in the mail recently? The Spring 2015 City Circular digital edition is available now, where you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives, too – every story, every photo, and every page.

Annual hydrant maintenance begins soon
Over the course of the next six months the Concord Fire Department will perform annual maintenance checks on all City of Concord fire hydrants. This will include removing the caps, greasing the threads, and exercising the operating valve on over 5,000 hydrants to ensure water can be obtained should the need arise. Customers who experience discolored water should allow a faucet to run until it clears up. Please contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555 with any questions or concerns.

You're invited: attend the Downtown parking study public forum
The Planning and Community Development Department and Concord Downtown Development Corporation are hosting a public forum to discuss Downtown parking on Thursday, April 9, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Union Street Bistro located at 48 Union Street S. Attendees will be able to participate in a discussion about Downtown parking, as part a comprehensive Downtown parking study and planning effort. The Parking Study’s goal is to understand existing conditions and utilization, then plan for the future. Find out more at, and RSVP on the CDDC Facebook Event.

From the CVB: Lions and tires and bears! Oh, my!
The latest edition of the official travel resource for Concord and the rest of Cabarrus County is now available from the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The 2015-16 Destination Guide was released last week as Concord welcomed visitors from more than 975 cities, 45 states, and several foreign countries during the sixth annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. The free 71-page publication is a comprehensive resource to the county’s attractions, lodging and shopping options, full-service restaurants, historical sites, sports and recreation facilities, and more. Over 135,000 copies of 2014-15 edition were distributed last year. Stay tuned for exciting enhancements to the digital version which will become available online. To request a Destination Guide, go to or contact a Travel Counselor at 800-848-3740.

NCDOT invites public feedback on draft 10-year transportation plan
The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and how it was developed. NCDOT will hold a regional meeting on Thursday, April 9, in Albemarle. The informal meeting will be held at Stanly County Commons Commissioner's Room, located at 1000 North First Street, Albemarle, NC, 28001. It is an opportunity public is invited to stop in, ask questions and provide feedback on the process the department used to develop the Draft STIP. Anyone who cannot attend a session in person, can easily view the materials and submit their comments electronically through MindMixer, an online public engagement tool. They will also have the option of participating through a webcast on April 23 during the statewide information session. Visit for additional information about this opportunity.

Sign up now for the Great Neighborhood Earth Day Challenge
Do you live in one of Concord's 
Recognized Neighborhoods? If so, you can participate in a new initiative for neighborhoods to complete beautification projects that create native habitats for wildlife. The challenge includes a year of bragging rights for the winning neighborhood. Visit for details.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.

7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session and External Agency funding request hearings
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
21 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

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