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UPDATE (9/29/2022): Due to anticipated heavy rains, gusty winds, and the potential for flash flooding in the area, the Concord International Festival has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, October 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The article below has been updated...



The City of Concord and the Creation Care team at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (ASEC), in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, are giving away 200 free trees to homeowners in Concord through the Energy-Saving Trees program. The City of Concord was the first municipality in North...


The City of Concord is requesting the community’s input on the final development of the Weddington Road Corridor Plan. Guided by community input, and following adoption by City Council, this plan will articulate the city’s vision and define goals for the future development and public investment...


City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 for Labor Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Schedule

No collection services will be provided...



Contractors will temporarily close one lane of Spring Street SW on Wednesday, August 3, from approximately 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. for continued work on the Novi Rise property, located directly behind City Hall. The Novi Rise property is one of three residential and mixed-use Novi projects underway...



The City of Concord Police Department earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the gold standard in public safety. This is Concord PD’s first CALEA accreditation and demonstrates the high quality of service the department...



Contractors will temporarily close Market Street SW and Spring Street SW on July 25 from approximately 3 a.m. to 12 p.m. for continued work on the Novi Rise property, located directly behind City Hall. The Novi Rise property is one of three residential and mixed-use Novi projects underway...



The City of Concord is continuing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city. The community is invited to participate in these efforts and share their vision for the future development of W.W. Flowe Park. The city is currently developing...



The City of Concord Transportation Department will close a portion of Lincoln Street SW beginning Friday, July 15 at 8 a.m. The closure is necessary to protect drivers as the bridge on Lincoln Street SW is no longer safe for vehicles to travel across. The road will remain closed until construction...



UPDATE, 7/21/22

The closure on Summit Drive has been extended as our stormwater crews continue work on a culvert. Weather permitting, Summit Drive is expected to reopen July 28.

Original, 7/12/22

There are two separate road closures planned...


N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) maintenance crews will temporarily close the bridge taking Cabarrus Avenue W over Irish Buffalo Creek on July 11, weather permitting. This is the small bridge near the roundabout and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, not the Allen T. Small bridge. As a major...


Road Closures Along McCachern Blvd SE Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 8th

The annual Streetlight 5k & Frolic returns to Downtown Concord on Friday, July 8. Bring your family, and meet up with friends and neighbors downtown for a summer evening...



The City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Schedule

No collection services will...



The City of Concord is requesting the community’s input on the final development of the George W. Liles Parkway Small Area Plan. Guided by community input, and following adoption by City Council, this plan will articulate the city’s vision and define goals for the future development...



Bruton Smith was a visionary. His ideas not only transformed motorsports but also our city. Through his pioneering efforts, Charlotte Motor Speedway became the envy of NASCAR, drawing thousands of fans each year to Concord for unmatched racing experiences and lasting memories. Today, the road...



Desmond Miller is the City of Concord’s 2022 recipient of the prestigious Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values award, the highest honor bestowed upon a city employee. Miller received the honor for his dedicated service to his coworkers and the residents of Concord.

City Manager...



The City of Concord is accepting applications for the 2022 Concord 101 program, an annual course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free fourteen-week session begins in August and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Residents of Concord age...



The City of Concord is encouraging water customers to voluntarily reduce their water consumption through the end of the day tomorrow, June 14. Customers are asked to avoid all unnecessary water usage, such as lawn irrigation systems, to conserve as much water as possible.

The city...


 

The City of Concord will close a portion of Brookwood Avenue NE beginning on Friday, June 10 at 9 a.m. for an emergency culvert repair.

Brookwood Avenue NE will be closed until further notice between Branchview Drive NE (NC 3) and Birchwood Trail NE. Stormwater crews will...



On Monday, June 13, City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews will begin the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  Work will be performed throughout the city and is scheduled to last through November 10, 2022.

The annual CIPP Lining project...


Become part of the celebration - vendor, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities are available

The City of Concord and El Puente Hispano are teaming up to bring the second annual Concord International Festival to Downtown Concord on Saturday, October...



City of Concord government offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky, and Yard Waste Schedule

No collection services will be...



The City of Concord is looking for talented and motivated individuals interested in making a difference in their community by serving on a Board or Commission. There are several opportunities available to residents, with current vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, Library Board of Trustees,...


Contractors will close Barbrick Avenue SW for four months as work gets underway on the new streetscape that will enhance outdoor dining and entertainment experiences

Downtown Concord, voted one of America’s most charming downtowns, is known for...



City Manager Lloyd Payne provided the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) budget recommendation to the Mayor and City Council today. As the tenth largest city in the state and one of the fastest growing in the region, the budget focuses on maintaining essential services while creating new opportunities...


 

The City of Concord earned statewide honors for exceptional communication and marketing at the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2022 Excellence in Communications Awards. Concord’s website redesign earned top honors in the website category and the city won...



The City of Concord will conduct a public safety training exercise at City Hall on Wednesday, May 18 from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exercise will simulate an active threat scenario to provide first responders enhanced hands-on training to improve the city’s emergency response...



President Joseph R. Biden awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to four Concord Police Officers during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday. The Medal of Valor is the highest award a president can bestow on a public safety officer. The award was presented to Officer Paul Stackenwalt,...



The City of Concord’s Hector H. Henry Greenway-Riverwalk was recognized as one of the state’s best multimodal transportation projects by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at the 2022 Mobi Awards. The awards recognize projects that improve the economy and enhance...



Article from Cabarrus EDC:

Max Solutions, Inc., a specialty packaging manufacturer, will create 150 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more...



The Cabarrus Events Association will recognize seven winning pieces of art from their Salute to Essential Workers community poster contest during a ceremony on Thursday, May 12. The ceremony will be held at the ClearWater Arts Center & Studios in Concord, where all youth artwork submitted...



The City of Concord is mourning the loss of former City Council Member J.E. “Jim” Ramseur who passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022. Through his more than 30 years of dedicated service, Ramseur helped create the vibrant city that attracts thousands of visitors each year and today...



City of Concord homeowners who experienced hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fell behind on their mortgage payments, are invited to apply for relief through the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Payment Program. Eligible homeowners can receive up to $5,000 toward their mortgage payments...



If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day, come spend the day with us in Concord. The city is hosting two free community events. The first event is a SoilSHOP that kicks off at 10 a.m. at Les Myers Park with tips for both experienced and beginner gardeners, just in time for planting...



In accordance with recent guidance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), face masks will no longer be required at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, the Rider Transit Center or while riding the bus. Customers and employees may continue to choose to wear a mask at their own...



The City of Concord and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG), a global provider of high-technology and mission-critical systems, formalized a partnership agreement for the modernization of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport’s air traffic control system. Concord-Padgett Regional...


Update, Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of materials beyond the city’s control, additional work is necessary to complete installation of the new transformer at the electric substation on Country Club Drive NE.  As a result, city crews...



The City of Concord invites residents and business owners to a community meeting on the George W. Liles Parkway Small Area Plan and the Weddington Road Corridor Plan. These plans fall within one of the fast-growing sections of the city and offer great potential for future connectivity and...


County and the cities of Concord and Kannapolis team up for virtual presentation, April 21

For some, housing discrimination can add additional hurdles to securing safe, permanent housing. Local officials from Cabarrus County and the cities...



The City of Concord is soliciting project proposals for funding under the Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.  The 5310 program provides formula funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation...



City of Concord government offices will be closed on Friday, April 15 for Good Friday. Anyone still looking for family-friendly activities to celebrate the Easter weekend are invited to join the City of Concord at the annual Bunny Run 5k & Festival on Saturday, April 16 in Downtown Concord.

Holiday...



Local artist and Concord resident, Francene V. Greene, is joining the consultant team working with the City of Concord to develop a Public Art Master Plan. Greene will serve as the Artist Facilitator and support community participation and collaboration during the master planning process.

Greene...



The City of Concord is seeking the public’s participation in the development of the city’s first-ever Public Art Master Plan. As one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the state, the master plan will help city leaders create a public art program that will best serve Concord’s...



Concord City Council approved sewer allocation for the proposed Coleman Mill Apartments, moving the project another step closer to realization. Developers anticipate beginning construction on the project in summer 2022. Once complete, the redevelopment of the historic mill will honor Warren...



UPDATE, 4/6/2022:

An additional update on the Montford Avenue NW closure: Due to wet conditions from yesterday’s rainfall and the potential for more rain tonight and through tomorrow morning, further work at Montford Avenue NW has been postponed until Friday,...



Former City Council Member David W. Phillips is among the newest members of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most valued and prestigious civilian honors and the state’s highest award for public service. Phillips received the award in recognition of his more than 20 years of...



The City of Concord Police Department is working to achieve national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., which is known as CALEA, and is the gold standard in public safety. The department is entering the third phase of the rigorous five-step...



On Wednesday, March 23, a portion of Eva Drive NW will close for approximately two weeks to allow City of Concord stormwater crews to replace a culvert pipe. Culvert pipes carry rain water under the roadways and are an essential part of the city’s stormwater system. During the closure,...



UPDATE (Wednesday, March 23, 2022)

The second phase of work to complete installation of the 155-foot tower crane at the site of the future Novi Rise property is underway.  As noted below, during this second phase of work contractors have once again...



The City of Concord is continuing work to develop a park and connectivity master plan for the Academy-Gibson Village area. The master plan will guide decisions on the development and renovation of facilities and amenities owned and operated by the city to improve the public’s overall...



The City of Concord Water Resources Department has two scheduled road closures for the week of February 27. During the closures, access for local property owners and residents will be maintained, however, through traffic is advised to avoid the areas and seek alternate routes.

Beginning...


 

Downtown Concord made HGTV’s list of the 30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America. The popular home improvement and real estate TV network chose Concord, NC for its lively historic district with small-town charm, vibrant art scene, and unique boutiques and restaurants....



The City of Concord is seeking the public’s input on funding allocations for services and programs within the city to revitalize neighborhoods and address homelessness and affordable housing. The public is encouraged to take a short online survey by March 28 and share thoughts or ask...


Road will be closed for approximately three weeks to allow utility work on new Novi Rise development

Contractors working on the new Novi Rise mixed-use property in Downtown Concord will close Spring Street SW between Barbrick Avenue SW and the alley behind the Concord Police Department...



Miramar Street NE between Scenic Drive NE and Grandview Drive NE will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, February 24 from approximately 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow city Water Resources Department crews to perform necessary repairs on a water line. There will be no disruption to customers’...


The public is encouraged to vote daily through February 25

The City of Concord is competing for two North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Mobi Awards for the Hector H. Henry Greenway-Riverwalk and the Spring Street Mini Roundabout Teardrop. ...


Applications for an Artist Facilitator now open, local artists and cultural producers are encouraged to apply

The City of Concord is seeking an Artist Facilitator to help develop the city’s first-ever Public Art Master Plan. Local artists and cultural...


The Concord Police Department is excited to welcome 10 new police officers: Sam Wimbrow, Christian Fulton, Juan Giraldo, Jesse Beal, Fred Peace, KaLee Sherman, Eric Martinez, Delonta Veeney, Jazmine Missouri, and Ryan Jollie. Eight of the officers completed their Basic Law Enforcement Training in...


Update 2/9/2021

Cumberland Court SW will be closed again tomorrow, February 10th, between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to allow city Wastwater Department crews additional time to replace pipes under the roadway.

School buses that have morning stops on Cumberland Ct. will be allowed through...



Eli Lilly and Company plans to invest $1 billion in a Cabarrus County manufacturing campus that will generate nearly 600 new jobs with an average wage of over $70,000.

This is the second major economic development announcement made for The Grounds at Concord (site of the former Philip...


Applications for the City of Concord’s External Agency Funding open January 31, 2022.  Each year, the city awards funding to non-governmental, or "External Agencies," that contribute to the city's cultural, social, and economic vitality.

Nonprofit agencies that serve...



The City of Concord Planning and Zoning Commission approved proposed changes to the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) at their December 21 meeting.  The proposed revisions to the CDO specifically address townhome development across the city. The public is invited to review the proposed...



Enhancements to the travel experience in Cabarrus County continue with the opening of the flyover bridge at Concord Mills.

Local leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting on Monday morning to mark the opening of the bridge which occurred at the end of November prior to Black Friday....



The City of Concord is encouraging residents to join the 17th Citizen Public Safety Academy. The eight-week program provides a unique opportunity for citizens to gain a behind-scenes-look and deeper understanding of the many roles and responsibilities of the city’s public safety professionals. 

In...


** Update (01/18/2022) - The deadline for public comments has been extended through January 23, 2022**


The Concord City Council is committed to enhancing the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city.  In an effort...



The City of Concord’s Fire Marshal has lifted the city-wide burn ban, effective immediately. The expiration of the city’s burn ban follows the N.C. Forest Service decision earlier today to lift...


Article reposted from Cabarrus EDC

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) America’s largest grocery retailer, will build a high-tech customer fulfillment center in Concord, NC and create nearly...


Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that City of Concord, North Carolina, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing...



The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) honored the City of Concord with the Destination Visionary Award on Thursday, December 2 during their annual Celebrate Cabarrus and Golden Helmet Awards event.

City of Concord Mayor Pro Tem Terry Crawford, and City Manager...



We all have at least one person on our gift list every year; that one person who seems impossible to buy for because they already have everything!

If you're still looking for a unique gift to give the hard-to-buy-for person on your list, or you just want to give a meaningful...



In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Melbourne-Orlando International Airport on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Prior...



The Cabarrus Events Association announced Susanna Black as this year’s special guest for the TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade. Black is a Concord native and awarding-winning reporter and anchor with WSOC-TV, Channel 9.  Her daughter Lyla, three years old, will join...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday. The city is also once again partnering with Cabarrus County and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County to host a...



The City of Concord is one of the nation’s top “boomtowns” according to a new study released by SmartAsset. Concord tied New Braunfels, TX for the No. 14 spot with a score of 89.83 and is the highest ranked city in North Carolina.

The



The City of Concord’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in October.  This year, Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch and City Manager Lloyd Payne commemorated the event with the planting of nine new trees at Fire Station 10. They were joined by Concord Fire...



On Monday, November 1, the City of Concord will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. Loose leaf season will run from November 1 through February 25; during this time residents may place un-bagged leaves at the...



Water levels continue to decline at Lake Fisher, one of the City of Concord’s raw water supplies, causing some areas to continue experiencing reduced water clarity. The City of Concord Water Resources Department is working to remove the discolored water as quickly as possible from the...



Holiday traditions return to Downtown Concord next month with the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by Uwharrie Bank on Friday, November 19 and the TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 20. These family-friendly events are free to the public...



Concord City Council and Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch presented retired Electric Systems Director Robert “Bob” Pate, Jr. with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during the October council meeting. This is the highest award for public service granted by the Office of the...



The City of Concord Water Resources Department continues to recover from temporary reduced water clarity in parts of the city’s water system. Some areas have already improved while other areas have seen this issue continue. Crews are out in the system flushing lines to accelerate the...



Due to low water levels at Lake Fisher and corresponding changes to intake procedures at the Hillgrove Water Treatment Plant, some customers throughout the City of Concord’s system may notice their tap water has a cloudy appearance. This is an aesthetic issue only and there is...


Do you want to know how the City of Concord spends its money but don't have a lot of time? Check out the FY 2021-2022 Budget Video.

Each year, the city prepares a short video to promote transparency and give the highlights...


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Concord with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Financial Reporting for the City's FY2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). This is the first year that the City has prepared...



Cabarrus County, the City of Concord and the City of Kannapolis will jointly host a “Home Sweet Home” virtual fair housing workshop on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in learning more about local efforts to address chronic fair housing...



Corban Ave will be closed between Church St & Union St from 9pm-6am on Wednesday, October 20th & Thursday, October 21st to allow construction crews to perform utility work for the county courthouse project. Please refer to the map below for detours. 
 



Concord is one of the safest cities in North Carolina according to a new report from SafeWise.  Concord ranked 17th and is one of only two cities with populations over 100,000 to make the top-20 statewide list. 

“As one of the largest and fastest growing cities in...



The City of Concord is currently seeking citizens interested in serving on the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board. Concord residents with a law background or experience in retail, hospitality, accounting or financial services are especially encouraged to apply.  The current ABC Board...



Google Fiber is coming to Concord, North Carolina, bringing high-speed, high-bandwidth internet service to residents and small businesses. Concord joins Charlotte and communities in the Triangle as one of just eight cities statewide to receive Google Fiber.

According to recent data...



The City of Concord is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and region, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Concord’s strong economic growth, low tax rate, and high-quality education and health care continue to attract record numbers of new businesses...



Global aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), will create 220 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $383.8 million to join Red Bull and Rauch’s beverage manufacturing hub in Concord.

Together, these...


City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews are in the second phase of the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  This annual project helps to improve the longevity of the city’s infrastructure. 

Crews completed the first phase earlier this...



The City of Concord and El Puente Hispano will present the first Concord International Festival on Saturday, October 2 in downtown Concord. The event will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm.

The free and family friendly event will celebrate the many cultures and diversity that...



The City of Concord officially announced the name of the future northwest park during a ceremony honoring former Council Member Jim Ramseur.  The city’s first park in northwest Concord will formally be known as the J.E. “Jim” Ramseur Park. 

After serving...



A beverage manufacturing, filling and distribution campus will soon call Concord, North Carolina home, bringing with it an investment of over $740 million and the creation of over 400 jobs with an average wage of $50,377.

It is the largest economic development announcement in Cabarrus...



The Concord City Council released the following statements after the passing of former Council Member Lamar Barrier.  Barrier was Concord’s longest serving council member, and one of the longest serving in the state.  He faithfully and diligently served the citizens of Concord...



The City of Concord has named the commercial airport terminal building at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport after former Council Member Lamar Barrier. The building located at 7435 Zephyr Place NW will now be called the W. Lamar Barrier Terminal.  A formal ceremony honoring Barrier and...



Recently, the City of Concord’s newest elevated storage tank was placed into operation for the first time. This new two million gallon water tank provides improvements to fire flows and pressures for a large portion of the city’s growing water system. Along with the tank improvements,...



Nearly 800 participants responded to the joint call from the City of Concord and Barber-Scotia College for community input on the revitalization of the HBCU and its campus.  The community survey and online presentation ran the entire month of May, and included a video that explained the...


 

After 6 months of construction, the intersection of Spring St SW and Chestnut Dr SW has reopened! The new “teardrop mini roundabout” design will not only improve traffic flow through the area, but also significantly increase pedestrian safety.  There are three new...



As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, the Concord City Council is committed to enhancing the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city.  In an effort to improve existing facilities, the city is seeking the public’s input on the...



Rider Transit will resume normal operations and once again collect fares beginning July 1, 2021. Normal operations were modified, and fares were suspended in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per federal mandate, masks are still required to be worn by passengers and Rider staff...



The Concord City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget with no changes from the recommendation during the June 10 council meeting. The adopted budget follows the guidance of City Council and focuses on funding essential projects and services necessary to preserve, protect,...


City Manager Lloyd Payne provided the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget recommendation to the Mayor and City Council on Friday. The proposed budget focuses on funding essential projects necessary to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in a growing community.

“Concord continues...


In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on Friday, May 28.  Below is a press release from the airline with more information on the new route and introductory low fares.
 


During the May 13 Concord City Council Meeting, long-time Electric Systems Department employee, Larry Barbee, was honored as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values Award.  The Jo Atwater Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a city employee. Barbee received...


The Concord Family Enrichment Association (CFEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1, 2021. Dr. Graham is an accomplished equity leader with more than twenty years of executive-level experience...



Amidst the trials of coronavirus, the City of Concord was presented with the challenge of limiting face-to-face interaction while still providing customers a way to pay their bills. Because some customers are underbanked or not comfortable with making payments online, the City needed...



City Manager Lloyd Payne is proud to announce and welcome Emma Sellers as the City of Concord’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. Sellers will work with city leadership and community stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement programs and activities that...


 

The City of Concord is soliciting project proposals for funding under the Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.  An estimated $389,323 in grant funding is available under this program for transit programs in the Concord...



The streets throughout the City of Concord are a lot cleaner thanks to the collective efforts of nearly 400 city employees who canvassed over 80 miles of roads and collected 438 bags of trash and 52 bags of recyclables during the city’s annual Spring Litter Sweep.  The city’s...


On Monday, April 26, the City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews will begin the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  Work will be performed throughout the city and is scheduled to last through August 24, 2021.

The annual CIPP Lining project helps...


The City of Concord will unveil a new tribute mural to local band, The Avett Brothers, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 24 at Noon at 25 Union Street, North. The ceremony will coincide with the city’s monthly Small Business Saturday festivities, which includes local promotions,...


Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis have announced the winners of the Fair Housing Month TikTok Contest. Winning videos were selected based on the use of the theme “Home Sweet Home.” The videos also needed to educate people on the Fair Housing Act and how it protects...


The City of Concord was recognized for the second year in a row as a Tree City USA by the national Arbor Day Foundation. This recognition follows Concord’s continued commitment to effective urban forest management.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Concord is committed...


Emergency Rental Assistance Program secures housing for local renters experiencing COVID-19-based hardships

The U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Cabarrus County Government more than $6.5 million to help local households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic....


The Northwest region of Concord is one of the fastest growing areas of the city. It is also one of the most underserved areas in terms of access to public parks and recreational programming. City Council made it a goal fill this need, and the Parks and Recreation Department is now seeking the public’s...


Residents are asked to kindly remove items on or near gravesites to allow crews to complete necessary mowing and grounds work. Items may be replaced on March 29.

The City of Concord Buildings and Grounds Department, Cemetery Division will begin annual spring cleaning of the Oakwood Cemetery,...


Beginning Monday, March 8th, the City of Concord Electric Systems Department will be conducting residential and commercial telephone surveys as part of a long-term planning study.  The purpose of the survey is to measure opinions of residents and business owners regarding the electric service...


Applications are now available for the newly created Concord United Committee.  The Committee will examine racial inequities within City departments, programs, policies and procedures, and recommend possible solutions to City Council. 

City Council unanimously approved the establishment...


To honor the life of Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping the Concord City Council recently approved a $100,000 budget amendment to fund a new Fallen Officer Memorial. The City also filed necessary state and federal paperwork to establish a new nonprofit Concord Police Foundation to assist officers...


The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will close a portion of Rock Hill Church Rd, between Poplar Tent Rd and Weddington Rd, in the City of Concord beginning Monday, February 22 at 8:00AM.  The closure will allow City of Concord Water Resources contract crews to complete a section of...


The City of Concord and the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) have formalized a new quasi-public partnership to enhance downtown revitalization efforts and support to small business owners. Under the agreement, which took effect on January 25, 2021, the CDDC will now operate within the...


The City of Concord Water Resources Department will soon be updating a portion of the city's water system to keep pace with increased demands and future economic development.

Beginning in early March, the City will commence work to improve fire flows, which may result in an increase...


Over the past 8 months the City of Concord hosted a series of drive-thru face covering distribution events across the community. Staff distributed a maximum of two face coverings per person present.

On June 26, North Carolina entered a statewide executive order mandating the use of...


On Tuesday, February 2, City of Concord Water Resources crews will close a portion of Montford Ave from Concord Pkwy N to Helen Dr in order to perform maintenance on a water main.

The road closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2 and last through the night until 6 a.m. on Wednesday,...


JANUARY 21st, 2021  -  6:00 p.m. - In order to maintain the safety of City residents, Planning and Zoning Commission, and staff, the January 21st, 2021 Special Meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be conducted electronically.  Additional information, including...


In honor of Martin Luther King Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, January 18.

Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on a regular schedule next week. However, all customers should place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January...


Following the sale and closing of 30 Market St. by the City of Concord to Lansing Melbourne Group, demolition of the property is scheduled to begin January 20th, 2021. 

As a result of the demolition, the Spring St. parking lot will be permanently closed. 


The former City of Concord City Hall Annex building located at 66 Union St. S is currently under renovation, with a lower level dedicated to assisting local non-profits. The City expects the space to be ready for occupancy by May 1, 2021.

In August of 2019, the City of Concord sold the City...