Did you know?
Did you know you are just minutes away from a departure to an affordable getaway at Concord Regional Airport? Allegiant Air provides service to five great destinations from the new Commercial Service Terminal, with convenient and low-cost parking available. Be sure to follow the blue signs to the new terminal via Zephyr Place NW. Learn more at

Scenes from Charger Day
We didn't let a little rain stop our parade! The community celebrated in Moss Creek Village last night in honor of the 2017 state champion Cox Mill High School men's basketball team. A program in the Harris Road Middle School gym featured the team and public recognition by Mayor Scott Padgett and the Concord City Council, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, the Cabarrus County Board of Education, and others. Visit for more information about the team and click here to see photos from Thursday's event.

Fitch upgrades Concord's bond ratings
The City of Concord's continued financial excellence has led to yet another bond rating upgrade, which leads to saving money when issuing debt due to better interest rates. Fitch Ratings upgraded Concord's Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to AAA from AA+. The City's limited obligation bond rating was also raised, from AA to AA+. Fitch noted "The city has demonstrated strong budget management through the recent economic recovery," and that "the rating further reflects the city's exceptionally strong gap-closing capacity and low long-term liability burden." Visit to learn more.

Branding Cabarrus: County seeks focus group participants
Cabarrus County Government is in the process of creating its first comprehensive brand platform. Goals for the campaign include projecting the strategic vision of the County Government, developing recognition among residents, attracting new residents and businesses, engaging employees, and aiding with the recruitment of the County’s workforce. The branding process will begin with community input on the County’s strengths and personality. Avant Marketing, an agency contracted for the project, will hold a focus group for residents on Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. Cabarrus County residents who are interested in participating should contact Paul VandenElzen at by Monday, April 3. Learn more at

CDDC's guided historic walking tours return!
The Downtown Concord Guided Historic Walking Tours return for 2017! Join local author and historian Michael Eury for a guided historic walking tour of Downtown Concord on the second Saturday of the month, from April through November. The first tour will be Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. Tours are approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Cost is $10 per person, reservations must be made in advance. Maximum of 16 attendees per tour. Register at Special group tours for other times of the month are also available, minimum of 10 attendees required for a private group tour. For more information email or call 704-784-4208.

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.

Cardio and Sculpt
Combining both cardio and strength training to give you two workouts in one class. Fun energetic cardio filled with intervals and circuits and ending with muscle sculpting exercises. Great for all levels. Equipment provided. The next session is April 3-26. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Fee for the four week session $33 for Concord residents, $38 non-residents. Unable to make it to every class? The drop-in fee is $5 for Concord residents, $6 non-residents.

Circuit Blast
This outdoor fitness program includes 45 minutes of circuits and 15 minutes of yoga stretch. Burn away calories and have a BLAST as we challenge and encourage you to reach your fitness goals. Bring a mat, towel, and water bottle. Runs April 4-27. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dorton Park from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fee per four week class is $25 for Concord residents; $30 for non-residents. Or drop-in for $5 residents, $6 non-resident.

Just one month left to join the Youth Council!
The Concord Youth Council is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year through April 28. All rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or live in Concord City limits are encouraged to apply. The Youth Council seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and serving as the official youth voice to City government. The Youth Council has regular meetings and members participate in service projects throughout the year. To find out more and receive an application, visit or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or

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

11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
12 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
13 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
18 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
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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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