Public Involvement & Participation

The objectives of the public involvement program include providing opportunities for the public to participate in program development and implementation and to assure compliance with applicable state and local public notice requirements.

Concord manages several volunteer programs that involve community volunteers and serve to protect the environment and educate our citizens about stormwater and pollution prevention.

Biannual Litter Sweeps

During the Fall and Spring of each year, in concert with the NCDOT program, Concord hosts Litter Sweeps during which City coworkers work together with recognized neighborhood associations to remove litter from all City streets.  Litter removed from our roadsides does not make its way into storm drains or local bodies of water.

Storm Drain Marking Program

Concord’s Storm Drain Marking Program is an ongoing volunteer program in which volunteers affix plaques to City storm drains that read “NO DUMPING!  DRAINS TO CREEK.”  This program seeks to foster community involvement as well as educate citizens, as many erroneously believe that storm drainage receives treatment before it enters into waterways.

storm drain marking group photo

Adopt-A-Stream Program

Concord is currently working to develop an Adopt-A-Stream program.  Volunteer groups will apply to adopt specified stream segments and agree to do stream clean-ups on a determined schedule in return for a sign displaying their names as adopters of the specified stream segment.

adopt a stream group photo

Stormwater Management Advisory Committee

The Stormwater Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) is a nine member board appointed by the City of Concord City Council.  The nine members are equally divided among three sectors: Engineer/Science/Environmental, Neighborhood/HOA, and Business/Non-Profit.  Membership terms are 3 years and each member may serve up to two consecutive terms. Anyone interested in an appointment or wishing to make a nomination for appointment to any of these boards should submit an application to the City Clerk's Office.

The SMAC meets quarterly on the first Monday of the month (March, June, September, and December) and is tasked with making recommendations to City Council on major stormwater policy issues.  These changes often involve changes to the development ordinance, budget recommendations, and planning project priorities.

Meetings are held at 6pm at the Brown Operations Center, 635 Alfred Brown Jr Ct Concord NC.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • December 4, 2023
  • March 4, 2024

Mailing Address
City of Concord
Water Resources
P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026

Physical Address
Alfred M. Brown Operations Center
635 Alfred Brown Jr Court SW
Concord, NC 28025

For Stormwater issues or questions, please call 704-920-5555.