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Neighbor Helping Neighbor
"A problem we can solve for 50¢ a month! "
THE LIGHTS ARE OFF - EVERYONE IS HOME

Hundreds of people struggle to pay their electricity bills each month.
Neighbor Helping Neighbor , in partnership with Cooperative Christian Ministry and the City of Concord, is here to help.

If each of the 39,000 City of Concord utility accounts opted to round up
the impact would be life changing within our community.

Average $0.50/Month X 12 Months x 39,000 Accounts = $234,000

Sign up today @ Neighbor Helping Neighbor
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City Council Holds Annual Planning Session
City Council along with the City’s Leadership Team, convened at the end of January for the annual planning session. The planning session is a City Council exercise that helps City staff set priorities as they create work plans and identify resources needed as part of the budget process for the coming fiscal year. The conversation included updates on significant projects, the bi-annual citizen survey, financial planning, and future projections.  
2020 CENSUS
MAKE CABARRUS COUNTY COUNT!
Take the pledge and share it forward! Cabarrus County is preparing for the  #2020Census . Help us share the importance of the  #Count4Cabarrus .

Each person counted helps the federal government decide how to distribute funds and assistance to states and localities. It's also used to draw the lines of legislative districts and apportion of the seats each State holds in Congress.
For more information, visit  www.2020census.gov.


#Count4Cabarrus
#2020Census
City Council Highlights
To review the full City Council Agenda, including action taken, please click on the agenda located on the left. 
Highlights

*Adopted a resolution to abandon the right-of-way of an unopened portion of Belt Rd. between Ruben Linker Rd. NW and Weddington Rd

* Extended the termination date of an agreement by one year between the City of Concord and 4540 Fortune Ave, LLC for a three year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grant to locate at 4540 Fortune Ave in Concord, pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1. 3. Conduct a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1

* Provided a 3-year / 85% Economic Development Incentive Grant to Project Bluebird to locate at Aviation Blvd. in Concord, NC, pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1

* Provided a 5-year / 85% Economic Development Incentive Grant to Project Grand to locate at 2321 Concord Pkwy S. in Concord, NC, pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1.
Union Streetscape Project Update
On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, Planning Dept. staff held an interactive demonstration event on Union St. South to demonstrate new streetscape designs. During that demonstration, staff shared design options and collected feedback from participants. The design options were also available online at publicinput.com. https://publicinput.com/4459/ .

Option 1 was selected, and these are the most recent renderings of the project. Please, keep in mind that these renderings are subject to change based on full engineering design. Citizens are encouraged to stay connected. As the project progresses, we will provide updates on the project page, website, and on the City's social media platforms.

The Link Below Will Be Updated Continuously Throughout The Process
Be Sure To Bookmark It!

Survey Says....
The City of Concord asks customers for feedback on its services, quality of life, and other topics every other year. The recently conducted 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey showed that once again, Concord's residents are reporting higher satisfaction with City services compared to regional and national averages.

Check out the full article at Concordnc.gov Check out the full survey HERE
Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 AM – 12 PM

27 Union St N, Concord, North Carolina 28025

Join us at our annual celebration for Dr. Seuss's birthday! We'll begin with a story followed by "Seusstastic" games and crafts.
No Fee. All ages welcome!

Concord Police to Host
Open House
Are you ready to
BE THE CHANGE?

Become a Concord Police Officer
Come speak to officers and hear what CPD has to offer!

**Wednesday, February 26th @ 6pm**

Location:
Concord Police Department
41 Cabarrus Ave. W
Concord, NC 28026

Info:
Sgt. B. Kelly
kellys@concordnc.gov

704-920-5006


Upcoming
Events
City Employees Spend Valentines Learning CPR
How do you celebrate Valentine's Day at work? We celebrate in the most heartfelt way; by learning to save those we care for the most.

  #TeamConcord  members are offered CPR, First-Aid, and AED certification training annually in the event of any incidents or medical issues that may arise.
City of Concord
Housing Services
CONNECT CENTER PROGRAM
Seniors and Veterans
Friday, February 21, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
265 Salem Street SW,
Neighborhood Networks Technology Center
Consultant: Angie Caldwell

UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES
"Family Movie Night"
Friday, February 21, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
265 Salem Street SW, Neighborhood Networks Technology Center
Consultant: Quinton Hoskie
 
 
Multi-Cultural Computer Classes -Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Ruth Brooks

A Radiant Princesses Dance Team
Monday & Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dance Instructor: Princess Gray

Youth Enrichment Afterschool Program, Computer availability Monday thru Thursday
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

​UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES
"Youth Life Skills One on One" every Thursday of the month 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.
February 18th at 6:00 p.m.

February 25th at 6:00 p.m.

March 10th at 4:00 p.m.
City Council work session

March 11th at 7:00 p.m.
March 12th at 6:00 p.m.


#LOCALGOV
WATCH VS. WARNING
Concord in the Headlines
'It's a dream project': ClearWater Arts Center & Studios continues growth in 100-year-old facility

CONCORD — Sarah Gay has a vision that the Gibson Village community will continue to thrive as the artistic, creative district in Concord.

With the backing and support of Concord leaders, she is imagining all the expansion possibilities that can be done.

One day, the neighborhood, highlighted by ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, could be right up there with Charlotte’s NoDa district, a community known for its arts, eclectic galleries and vibrant entertainment.

C heck out the full story
By Adam Thompson with the Independent Tribune HERE
The City of Concord partners with our community to deliver excellent service, and plans for the future while preserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of life.
Join #TEAMCONCORD!

Are you or someone you know looking for a challenging career with excellent benefits? We're hiring for full and part-time positions with a range of education and experience requirements, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started or call 704-920-5100.
High 5 for Excellent Service

If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or
call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.
2/6/2020
  David Alexander 
       Professional, Teamwork
During the Tornado warning and severe thunderstorm on Thursday February 6th Officer Alexander came to the communications center for shelter. The communications center had multiple calls that officers couldn't respond to because of the storm. Officer Alexander began calling the customers on his personal phone and was able to assist us with clearing several of the pending calls over the phone. We along with the citizens he assisted appreciate all of his help. Thanks so much!
Communications Squad-D


2/5/2020
  Angela Britt 
       Concern, Professional, Timeliness, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Great Service
A friend had an issue with her utility bill. She had been asked (by call center) to call back the next day allowing time for a reread on her meter. Angela had it resolved and contacted my friend long before she was instructed to call back. The quick turn around and great service recovery Angela exhibited was quite impressive. Thanks Angela!
Leigh Ann Sells