City Hall Chats: REMEMBERING 9/11
This week, City Leaders are dedicating this space to remembering 9/11. Team Concord will never forget.
Quick Links
#RecycleRightNC

Recycling confusion got you down? Cabarrus County municipalities are working with the State of NC to make sure we all  #RecycleRight . This effort includes a simplified list of acceptable materials that applies to all of Cabarrus County (and Mecklenburg, too). You'll soon be seeing this list on municipal recycling websites and printed materials. Recycling only works when we do it right. Remember: Bottles, jugs, jars, cans, boxes and paper belong in the recycling bin. If it isn’t one of those shapes, don’t be a wishful recycler! Empty, rinse and remove any pumps. When in doubt, throw it out!  #RecycleRightNC
Check out @CARTologyNC for more!

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared." 

Check out READY.GOV for more info!


Core Values
Culture of Excellence
We  respect  members of the public and each other, and treat all with courtesy and dignity. We rely on  teamwork  to provide a seamless experience for all customers. We uphold high  ethical standards  in our personal, professional, and organizational conduct. We  continuously improve  by promoting innovation and flexibility to best meet the needs of customers with available resources.

WE ARE #1 TEAM CONCORD!!
Scenes From Around The City
Electric Systems Director,
Bob Pate, speaks to
WSOC-TV.
Recently, Concord 101 students learned about Community Development, Downtown Development, and our Planning/Neighborhood team. 
Great minds think alike. Or at least our Assistant City Managers do!
Four leaders From #TeamConcord  took part in an incredible opportunity in Gettysburg this week. They charged the battlefield to partake "In the Footsteps of Leaders® executive leadership program."
The U.S. Coast Guard
 utilized Concord-Padgett for
staging during Dorian.
Officer Barnhardt getting a thumbs up and a BIG thank you for helping out at a special event for very special children.
Feel Good Friday!
Meet Princess - The Story of T riumph
From her struggle to her triumph, hear her story and how The City of Concord has helped her every step of the way. From being 14 and pregnant to becoming a community leader, youth counselor, and a large part of the housing division for #Team Concord. She is a shining example to us all, and showcases the extraordinary program that Concord Housing has to offer.
Budget Video

Educating and being transparent with our citizens and shareholders is imperative to  TEAMCONCORD . In keeping with our core values, we are proud to present you with the FY20 Budget Highlights video. What are our plans for the usage of funds this year? Check out a sneak peek above and then check out the full video and details @  http://concordnc.gov/budge t .
Litter Sweep

The 2019 Fall Litter Sweep pick up is scheduled for Saturday September 14 through Saturday September 28. We are excited about the Fall Litter Sweep and hope that all City of Concord neighborhood organizations will participate.Participation is simple - organize a team of volunteers and identify an area in your neighborhood and go out to pick up litter any day from September 14 - 28, 2019
Recognized neighborhoods can register by sending an email to jzarc@concordnc.gov or call 704.920.5298. 
Concord In The Headlines
Charlotte Business Journals
Best in HR program celebrates excellence in managing businesses' most valuable resource
Charlotte, N.C.(CBJ)- Among local governments, the city of Concord received kudos for a comprehensive career development program that ensures all 1,000 employees have the chance to enhance their skills, earn a pay increase and advance within their department.

Our Sister City Freeport, Bahamas
Our hearts are hurting for friends in Freeport, one of Concord's three  #SisterCities . It has been a month since delegation from Freeport visited our community and now they face a challenging recovery, following Dorian. The Concord Sister Cities Association has met and plans to organize a way in which our community can help. In the meantime, cash donations to organizations such as the  American Red Cross  are a great way to help to those who need it.

Council Highlights
City of Concord Finance Department was presented with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

Presentation by Youth Council President, Kelsey Mosshart.

Council presented a Proclamation recognizing the week of October 6-12, 2019 as Public Power Week. 

Parks and Recreation
Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.
September 17th at 6:00 p.m.

October 8th at 4:00 p.m.
City Council work session

October 9th at 7:00 p.m.
October 10th at 6:00 p.m.


#LOCALGOV

City of Concord Housing
When most think of City Housing, they believe it is just that, A HOUSE! But we want you to know that at  #TEAMCONCORD  our Housing Division is so much more than that. Check it out!

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.