Did you know?
Did you know there is now an official Downtown Concord app? The self-guided walking tour portion of the new Concord Downtown Development Corporation App is a co-sponsored venture of the City of Concord, Historic Cabarrus Association/Concord Museum, Residents of Historic Concord and the CDDC. Local historian and former City Council Member Jim Ramseur compiled the historic photographs and written histories for all walking tour sites. Download the Concord Downtown NC app for free through Google Play or the Apple App Store, and find out more at

Candidate filing for 2017 municipal election opens, Mayor Padgett to retire
The Cabarrus County Board of Elections has opened candidate filing for this year's municipal elections, which runs through Friday, July 21 at noon. Concord's Mayor and City Council are elected to staggered, four-year terms. This year's election in Concord includes City Council Members from Districts 3, 4, and 5 and the Mayor. Mayor Scott Padgett, who was elected in 2001 after serving on City Council since 1995, has announced that he will not seek another term in office. Visit to read Mayor Padgett's full statement, and learn more about the candidate filing process at

Concord in the Headlines

City of Concord plans to open butterfly meadow

Concord Mayor reflects as he nears end of term

Updated collection processes for tax and utility payments
Effective July 1, 2017 the City of Concord has rolled out updated process for property taxes and utility payments. City of Concord property taxes will now be billed and collected by the Cabarrus County Tax Office. This will be convenient for customers who will now see and pay one tax bill instead of two. For payment verification on current year, 2016 taxes, please call 704-920-5265. For prior year inquiries including balances due, please call Cabarrus County at 704-920-2119.

For Concord utility customers, an improved payment system is now in place that offers more convenient options than before, including paying utility bills online, by phone (24/7 at 704-920-5555), or by text. A new, one-time online payment option is in place with no registration required. Of course, walk-in service in City Hall is available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. To find out more, visit

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

Streetlight 5K and Frolic TONIGHT!
Come on down to the Streetlight 5K and Frolic on July 7 in Downtown Concord. From 6:00-9:00 p.m., everyone will be dancing in the street! Music will fill Downtown while children enjoy classic summer games, activities, amusements, and arts & crafts! The race will start/finish on Means Avenue and include the McEachern Greenway and McGee Park, fun run starts at 7:00, 5K at 7:30. Race day registration is $20. For more information, call 704-920-5600 or visit

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

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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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