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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!

Concord 101 Class of 2019

Pictured are the Concord 101 class of 2019. Front row: Bridgett Williams, Lauren Bredolo, Carl Russo, Angel Valladares, Bobbie Jo McDonald, Mary Santiago, Kim Hartsock, Marianne Scully, Joy Pinto; 2nd row: Karin Lord, Bonnie Ray; 3rd row: Elaine Miller, LaWanda Blair-Foster, Blaze Walker, Quinton Locklear, Greg Mills, Cindy Hanson; 4th row: Sophia Cliffe, Bruce McCormick, Sarah McMurry, Claudia Ambersley, Nancy Gilmore, Patricia Moor; 5th row: Rosalind Lawrence, Pete Lawrence, Jane Baker; 6th row: John Pyndus, Judy Taylor, Patricia Swift, Martin Ericson, Dave Gilmore; Not pictured: Jesse Aguilar, Laura Aguilar, Carmen Cook, Gricelda De La Cruz, Ivonne Erion, Scott Kerkhoff, Natalie Marles, Edwards Pedrick, Amelia Phipps, CJ Phipps, Celeste Troutman, Steve Troutman.


Course Description

Curious as to how the name "Harmony" came about?  Ever wonder just how many water lines supply Concord? How many dump trucks does the city have?

Every class is packed with activities and information. Classes will be interactive with opportunities to ask questions and give 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 solid waste, water, police, fire, parks and recreation, and much more.

In addition, several community partners will be on board to give a behind-the-scenes look at what makes Concord such a great place to live.

The class will meet every Tuesday beginning mid August and end with a graduation ceremony in late November. Class will take place from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. each week.

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.

Click here to learn more about the course.

Applications for our 2020 program closed July 24.

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