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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord's budget has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association for 15 consecutive years? The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest recognition in government budgeting. Awardees are cities that have prepared exemplary budgets that serve as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and a communications device. Only a small percentage of North Carolina municipalities have received this award. Find out more about Concord's FY18 budget at concordnc.gov/budget.

City of Concord recognizes coworkers with over 2,000 collective years of public service
This month, the City of Concord recognized 147 coworkers who reached service milestones in our organization in between July 2016 and June 2017, and 23 departments or divisions received safety awards from the NC Department of Labor. These milestones and achievements represent over 2,000 years of public service, and over 61,500 hours of work completed in the last year with industry-leading safety records.

Through the service awards program, all full and part-time City coworkers and elected officials are eligible for recognition once they have reached each five-year continuous service milestone (5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, etc.). Recipients are invited to a lunch program and receive letters of appreciation from the City Manager, certificates, and for those with 20 or more years of service, a plaque. The City of Concord thanks and congratulates all coworkers who have reached a service milestone, in particular David Little in the Finance Department's Customer Care Division, who achieved 40 years of continuous service.

Keep your porch light on and meet your neighbors August 1 for National Night Out
National Night Out is a neighborhood crime and drug prevention event that occurs annually on the first Tuesday in August. It is celebrated in numerous cities, towns and villages in the United States. Over the past 34 years, National Night Out has grown to over 38 million people in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. This year marks the 16th year of National Night out Celebration for the City of Concord. NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Visit natw.org to learn more.

Seniors: go on a Journey with Cabarrus Active Living and Parks
Are you looking for local fresh-air fitness options? Want to enter a contest at the fair? Interested in a free program to help manage diabetes? It's all in the Summer 2017 edition of Journeys Magazine--designed for older adults, but interesting to all. Journeys is a publication of Cabarrus County that uses personal stories of local seniors to share the value and impact of programs, events, services, and resources. For more information on Journeys and other publications for 50+ from Cabarrus County, visit cabarruscounty.us/seniors, email outreach@cabarruscounty.us, or call 704-920-3484.

Cabarrus Regional Chamber's new resource guide now available
The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce has released the 2017 Cabarrus Resource Guide. This new publication introduces newcomers and locals alike to what the community offers in lifestyle, education, health care, business, and more. In addition to being offered in print at the Chamber's office (3003 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, Suite 2, Kannapolis), you can also click here and read it on your screen of choice. For more information about the Chamber, visit cabarrus.biz or call 704-782-4000.

Cabarrus County and Cabarrus Health Alliance plan CommUNITY Conversation
Cabarrus Health Alliance, Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, and Cabarrus County EMS are hosting a community conversation about the opioid and heroin use epidemic affecting much of North Carolina, our community included. This important event is planned for Thursday, August 3 at Mount Pleasant High School (700 Walker Road, Mount Pleasant) from 6-8 p.m. Click here for details.

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

August
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
9 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
10 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
15 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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