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Did you know?
Did you know the Housing Department works to help citizens understand their housing rights? The Department is planning a fair housing informational event at the Neighborhood Networks Technology Center (265 Salem Street SW) on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This event will educate citizens about the Fair Housing Act and provide information about home ownership programs offered through the City of Concord. For more information call 704-920-6100.

Concord in the Headlines
Alevo's $251.5 million expansion is official

Concord moving forward on developing 2030 Land Use Plan


Here we grow: extending the McEachern Greenway
After years of planning, work to extend the popular McEachern Greenway in Concord's center-City area will begin in the coming weeks. The Harold B. McEachern Greenway is one of the community assets operated by the City of Concord Parks and Recreation Department. The greenway generally parallels Branchview Drive and Three Mile Branch, currently extending north from Lawndale Avenue SE to its current terminus north of McGee Park (located at Corban and Branchview). The project will extend the greenway about 1.17 miles to the north, and add a community trailhead, basic parking facilities, and a nature loop trail. Construction is expected to last eight months. Visit concordnc.gov to learn more about the construction process, and find a map and more details about the extension at facebook.com/ConcordNC.

The Spring 2017 City Circular digital edition is now available
Coming soon to your mailbox: the Spring 2017 City Circular, where you can meet new officers and leaders of the Concord Police Department, find out how to celebrate Earth Day all April long, get an update on local road construction, and more! The digital edition is already available, 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: every story, every photo, and every page.

Concord Wildlife Alliance to host Dr. Larry Mellichamp at March 7 meeting
The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites the public to hear Dr. Larry Mellichamp, recently retired Professor of Botany and Horticulture at UNC Charlotte, on Tuesday, March 7, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. at McGill Baptist Church (5300 Poplar Tent Road). On the UNCC faculty for over 39 years, he was also director of their 10 acre Botanical Gardens which includes many native plants. Larry is an expert on plants of all kinds, especially ferns and carnivorous plants, and has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening. He has received several teaching awards and written several books, including the recent Native Plants of the Southeast…the best species for the garden (Timber Press). He has traveled the world in search of unusual famous plants. He is the 2016 recipient of the Tom Dodd, Jr. Plantsman Award of Excellence from the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. For more information, visit concordwildlifealliance.com, facebook.com/concordwildlifealliance, or contact CWA at concordwildlifealliance@gmail.com.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Concord Parks and Recreation is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this week, including at Toddling Towards Art yesterday. More Dr. Seuss fun tomorrow with the Concord Youth Council at Seussfest! Come to the Concord Branch of Cabarrus County Library from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 4. Seussfest begins with a Seuss story followed by Seuss-tastic games and crafts! Call 704-920-5600 or visit concordparksandrec.org for more information.

Visit us on March 6 to learn about Parks and Rec job opportunities
Need a head start in your career? The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking seasonal and part-time team members. Learn about available opportunities and meet staff at the first annual Summer Job Social: 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at Fire Station 9 (1020 Ivey Cline Road). You can also learn more and apply through the Concord Jobs Portal.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

March
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
21 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

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 concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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