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City of Concord Celebrates
Customer Service Week
In 1992 the  U.S. Congress proclaimed  Customer Service Week a nationally recognized event, celebrated annually during the first full week in October.

Why is it important here at the City of Concord?
  1. It continues to encourage our "Culture of Excellence."
  2. It reminds all team team members they are appreciated.
  3. It also reminds team members of the importance of paying it forward to customers.
  4. It encourages opportunity for departments reach out to other departments in gratitude.
  5. Everyone always enjoys a day with a few extra snacks!
Election 2019 in Cabarrus: Important Dates

October 11, 2019: Last day to register (outside One-Stop Voting) or change your address (postmarked or hand delivered by this day).
October 16, 2019: One-Stop Voting begins at the Board of Elections. Other dates include:
·          Wednesday, October 16 through Friday, October 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
·          Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
·          Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
·          Monday October 28 through Friday, November 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 29, 2019: Last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot
November 1, 2019: One-Stop Voting ends
November 5, 2019: All absentee ballots due by 5 p.m.
November 5, 2019: Election Day

Click on the following links to get direct information on the following hot topics:
View sample ballots: bit.ly/CabCoBallot
Check voter registration: bit.ly/CabCoVoteReg
Find your precinct location: bit.ly/CabCoPrecincts

Note that photo IDs are not required for the 2019 election. 

For information on a wide variety of Election 2019 topics, visit cabarruscounty.us/elections or call 704-920-2860. 
Scenes From Around The City
In Honor of Public Power Week!
Public Power = Community Power
Please Mark Your Calendars
Help Concord Police and Fire battle it out. Help us raise our combined goal of 50 pints!!! Do you bleed RED or do you bleed BLUE ? Just remember giving blood makes a hero of you!
Feel Good Friday!
Poplar Tent Road - Widening/Intersection
Concord In The Headlines
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Sherrill returns to work at Concord Police Department after bout with cancer
CONCORD — At times, Brenda Sherrill wanted to give up. At times, she just wanted to quit her radiation treatment.
Support from family and friends helped her persevere in her fight against breast cancer.
“If I wouldn’t have had my husband, I think I would have given up,” Sherrill said. “It’s like you don’t have a life. You have doctor appointments. You have treatments. I remember sitting down and crying one time, and saying, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ My husband said, ‘Oh yes you can.’”

CANDY CRAWL-  Downtown Concord  All ages
Calling all little fairies, elves, and magical creatures! Trick-or-treat and enjoy family-friendly amusements in our enchanted forest.
No Fee.
Thursday Oct 31 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Concord Fire
Installs 300 Smoke Alarms
And teaches 100's the importance of planning and practicing an escape plan.
Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

October 15th at 6:00 p.m.

November 12th at 4:00 p.m.
City Council work session

November 13th at 6:30 p.m.
November 14th at 6:00 p.m.


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Council Highlights
Council Member John Sweat, Jr. began the session by bringing forth “alarming” facts concerning breast cancer statistics as well as acknowledged the Council's support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes briefed City Council on Concord Police Department being recognized by two different online entities as being one of the safest cities in North Carolina ( https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-north-carolina/  and  https://backgroundchecks.org/safest-cities-in-north-carolin… ).

He stated, "We believe these outcomes have been achieved by the dedicated and relentless work of our police officers, an engaged community, and the use of evidence-based policing strategies that are known to have a positive effect on crime, fear, and disorder."
Presentation of a Proclamation to Dennis Testerman recognizing Sunday, October 13, 2019 as CROP Hunger Walk Day. This year's annual walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church beginning at 2:00 p.m. (registration at 1:00 p.m.). 
Presentation of a Proclamation to Diane Snyder celebrating 30 years of service with the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. 
 Presentation of a Proclamation to the Mecklenburg County Young Marines recognizing October 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is an annual campaign to bring awareness and dangers of illicit drug use in the communities. The theme for 2019 is "Send a message. Stay drug free". Young Marine Private, Victoria Gacek, will be in attendance to receive the Proclamation. 
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.
 * Montana Maurer * 
       Professional
Mr. Chattopadhyay sent in an email regarding how much his wife and daughter enjoyed Montana's art workshop at the David Phillips Activity Center this morning, even including pictures of them smiling with their finished Fall crafts.
Thank you Montana for the fun and exciting programming you provide that our citizens love experiencing.
Shubroto Chattopadhyay (citizen)