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 2022 program will open on Monday, May 30, 2022 and close on July 1, 2022.  Once registration opens, the course application will be available online and published to this webpage.

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

Concord 101 Class of 2021

Concord 101 Class 2021Pictured is the Concord 101 Class of 2021. Congratualtions to the graduates! 

Graduates (in alphabetical order):

Jamie Baker, Janice Basit, Maureen Brendle, Jeffrey Brian Brownell, Judge Juanita Boger-Allen, Linda Clausen, Lori Clay, Katelyn Cornelius, Sandra Cox, Karlene Ellis-Vitalis, Alejandro Esiquio, Karen Gronli, Linda Hanson, Margaret Hickson Beall, Mike Hooten, Lia Jackson, Michael Jemison, Joseph Kirsch, Georgia Lozier, Norman McCollough, Elke Mogendorf, Michelle Monnier, James Morse, Tracie Potee, Julia Potts, Michael Roberts, Coleen Roberts, Daniel Robinson, Michael Rudawsky, Bernard Randolph, Ernessa Sapper, Hollie Sims, Karen Sinclair, Pam Skillman, Lori Sadler, Eric Swanson, Judy Ward-Heokstra

Public Affairs and Project Manager

Lindsay Manson
704-920-5210

Communications Specialist

Megan Redford
704-920-5207

Community Outreach Coordinator

Katherine Ramirez
704-920-5298

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.