Concord 101

Concord 101 is an educational experience for residents of Concord. You'll enjoy learning more about your local government and the services we provide. We hope to help members of the community better understand how these services work for them and inspire residents to take an active role in their neighborhood and the community.

Concord 101 is offered each year in the fall. The course is free and open to residents of Concord who are at least 18 years of age. 

Course Description

Curious to know how Concord got it's name? 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.

Participants 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.

Class Schedule

Classes are held every Tuesday beginning in mid-August. The class meets for 14 consecutive weeks. The course concludes with a graduation ceremony in late November. Class is held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. each week, and an additional afternoon class from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. may be offered, depending on demand.

The 2024 Concord 101 Class Schedule is now available. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 13th, and the graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 19th.

To be eligilble for graduation, participants must attend at least 12 classes and at least one City Council meeting during the course.


Registration is available online. The deadline to register is Sunday, August 4th at 11:59 p.m. Class size is limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis. Each session is limited to 30 participants for a total class size of 60. 

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

Concord 101 Class of 2023

Concord 101 Class 2022Pictured is the Concord 101 Class of 2023. Congratulations to the graduates! 

Graduates (in alphabetical order): Kristen Adamczuk, Diana Almeida, Drew Arrowood, Denise Badgett, Leyla Bahmanyar, Steven Bryant, Jaymond Bryant-Herron, Micki Castle, Safiya Cherry, Patricia Cramer, Leslie Crincoli, Deborah Cudney, Angela Davis-Steffens, Kimberly DeLaney, Ashlyn Dempsey, Allen DiRusso, Mike Doggette, Monica Drake, Tammy Drake, Kerri Foret, Kenneth Foret, Cary J. Gluf, Leslie LaFoy Griffin, Marie Grochoske, Jessica Henderson, Michael Hooten, Doreen House Hunter, Joanna Hutula, Scott Hutula, Linda Jackson, Macy Jordan, Robert Kirk, Elizabeth Kirk, Boz Levesque, Susan Levesque, Linda Lewis-Chininga, Regan McLean, Corey Meyer, Janae Moore, Anthony K. Moragne, DeAnna Morris, Denise Morris, Stephanie Morris, Debbie Moss, Clay Moye, Sheila Moye, Rebecca Hannah Patten, William B. Patten, Jr., Stockton Perry, Kishor Phadnis, Sampada Phadnis, Nicole Ransley, Jody Rich, Darius Robinson, Tammy Robinson, Lamont Savage, Troy Taylor, Lakshmi Deepak Thalanki, and Steve Wainstead.

Public Affairs and Project Manager

Lindsay Manson

Communications Specialist

Megan Redford

Community Outreach Coordinator

Raeshawn Palmer

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.