Did you know?
Did you know that Concord Regional Airport served over 113,000 commercial passengers in 2015, an increase from 37,000 in 2014? Allegiant Air started service at Concord Regional in December 2013, with two weekly flights to Orlando Sanford. The airline has continued to grow service at CRA, adding Fort Lauderdale and Tampa/St. Pete in 2014 and now having 10 weekly departures to these three destinations out of the original temporary service facility. The City of Concord has planned and started construction on a new commercial service terminal and parking deck that will better accommodate passengers. The facilities are scheduled to be complete summer of 2016. Learn more at, or visit for a recent feature on Concord Regional.

Concord Police Department announces senior level promotions
Police Chief Gary Gacek has announced the promotions of two experienced officers to senior positions. Effective January 18, Captain Betty Stocks will be promoted to Deputy Chief of Police, and Captain Keith Eury will be promoted to the rank of Major. Both are Concord natives and career-long Concord Police Officers. The Police Department is planning a promotional ceremony for Stocks and Eury on Friday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in Concord Police Headquarters located at 41 Cabarrus Avenue W and the public is invited to attend. Visit for additional information.

City Hall move is underway, sneak peek available on CTW
Administrative staff have begun moving into Concord's new City Hall at 35 Cabarrus Avenue W, working towards opening the facility to customers on Tuesday, January 19. A public dedication ceremony and open house is planned for 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 7. For a sneak preview, check out the latest episode of Cabarrus This Week, available on demand now or airing on TWC Channel 22 beginning January 11. For more information about City Hall, visit

What's happening at ClearWater Artist Studios
The artist at ClearWater invite you to see them in action this weekend at the Second Saturday Open Studios. The artists host an open-house at ClearWater Artist Studios the second Saturday of each month, featuring artists working and available for conversation, studios open to view, etc. Some months have special events. The time each month is 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the ClearWater Manager at 704-784-9535, email or visit

Residents in Friday collection area up next for final loose leaf collection
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues next week. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside, from October through January. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage and recycling collection day. Customers on the FRIDAY garbage collection route must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 11 for crews to collect them during the final collection cycle. Learn more and download the 2015-16 schedule at

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2016 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Summer Camp registration begins next week
Concord Parks and Recreation is gearing up for another summer of day camps at Summer Playground (ages 6-10) and Camp Gone-A-lot (ages 11-13)! Each program runs eight weeks, beginning June 20 and ending August 12. Registration for returning campers opens January 13, for new City-resident campers on January 20, and to new non-resident campers on February 3. For more information about the summer camp programs and registration process, visit or call 704-920-5600.

Registration underway for youth spring baseball
Spring baseball and softball registration for boys and girls will be available throughout the month of January, for the playing season beginning in April. The fee is $35 for City of Concord residents; $55 for non-residents. Registration will be available at, at each of the recreation centers, and on January 30 at the Academy Sports located at 2211 Elder Lane.

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


12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session (in new City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W)
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session (in new City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W)
19 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission
21 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission

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Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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