Concord 101

Concord 101 is an educational experience for citizens of Concord. You'll enjoy learning more about your local government and the services it provides. We hope to help members of the community better understand how these services work for them.

Additionally, members will be encouraged to take an active role in their neighborhood and city. You will learn how you can play a part in local government. The relaxed setting will make learning about our city fun and exciting!

Course Description

Curious as to how the name "Harmony" came about?  Ever wonder just how many water lines supply Concord? Want to learn more about our Council-Manager form of government? If so, this course is for you!

Classes are interactive with opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback.

Students will tour city facilities, view equipment used by various departments, and get a first hand look at what it takes to run city services such as transportation, electric, water, police, fire, parks and recreation, and much more.

In addition, community partners will be on board to give a behind-the-scenes look at what makes Concord one of the best places to live, work, and play.

The class will meet every Tuesday beginning in mid-August and end with a graduation ceremony in late November. Class will take place from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. each week; an additional afternoon class from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. may be offered, depending on demand.

To complete the course, participants must attend at least 12 classes, and at least one City Council meeting during the course.

Registration information

Concord 101 is offered each fall. The course is free to residents of Concord who are at least 18 years of age. The class meets for 14 consecutive weeks.

Applications for our 2021 program are now closed. 

For more information on Concord 101, contact Public Affairs in the City Manager's Office

Concord 101 Class of 2020

Concord 101 Class 2020Pictured virtually is the Concord 101 class of 2020. Victor Acosta, Martin Ardis, Willmarie Austin, Obafemi Balogun, Elizabeth Benton, Randy Berrier, Beth Boaz, Dennis Bost, Patrick Brown, James Buford, Marion (Tony) Caldwell, Manuel Campbell, Thomas (Scott) Carroll, Chris Cavanaugh, Joanne Chesley, Annmarie Collins, Courtney Currie, Mark Davis-McCrary, Tristin Deal, Rachael Donner, DiOnna Edmond, Brittany Evans, Kenyetta Graham, Larry Grubka, Linda Hanson, Ken Herzer, Wendy Herzer, Michelle Joshua, Suseel Kumar Kammara, Saumya Kothari, Carrie Kunder, Andy Langford, Germaine Lipscomb, Brian Little, Valerie Longstreet, John Lord, Kati McGinnis, MonaLisa Metellus, Harold Mills, Trudy Mills, Thomas Moore, Mark Murphy, Gillian Mvula, Safiya Nelson, Morrè Paul, Grant Phillips, Dorene Player, Emma Player, Andrea Prince, Alfonso Rattrovo, Vicky Reynolds, Genie Rivera, Jamala Sampson, Mary Sanders, Keshia Sandidge, Monique Sharpless, Matthew Sides, Natashia Stewart , Betty Stocks, Bernie Lee Thompson, Kasia Thompson, Christina Toscano, Danielle Velazco, Leah Wade, Dena Wike, Julie Williams, Leonard Williams, Nijah Wilson.


Public Affairs and Project Manager

Lindsay Manson

Communications Specialist


Community Outreach Coordinator

Katherine Ramirez

Physical Address:

35 Cabarrus Ave. W
Concord, NC 28025

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026-0308

Fax Number

(704) 920-6909

City Hall
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.