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 banquet on November 21, 2023. 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 2023 program will open soon! 

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

Concord 101 Class of 2022

Concord 101 Class 2022Pictured is the Concord 101 Class of 2022. Congratualtions to the graduates! 

Graduates (in alphabetical order): Luisa Balderrama, Javier Balderrama, Jose Balderrama, Yvonne Bopp, Nakia Campbell, Leola Davis, Nathaniel Dobbs, Kimberly Ferebee, James Firth, Caroline Fisher, Michael Fisher, Diane Gatherum, James Gatherum, Savannah Glover, Pamela L. Goodlette-Rabb, Marie Hamelin, Christopher Harris, Karen Harris, Cynthia Hayes, James Hays, Scott Holzworth, Roland Jordan, Brian Kugler, Timothy Lithgow, Clay Maguire, Mike Miller, Clay Moye, Robert Neal, Sr, Matthew Pommell, Deepa Prabhakar, Garrett Price, Barbara Propst, Michelle Ridgley, Arwen Rowland, Jamie Sanderbeck, James Snell, Sowmyasri Thalanki, James Daniel Tirotta, Evelyn Witting.


Public Affairs and Project Manager

Lindsay Manson

Communications Specialist

Megan Redford

Community Outreach Coordinator

Katherine Ramirez

Sustainability Coordinator

Juliann Chavez

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.