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Welcome to the Village of Concord
Welcome to the picturesque Village of Concord a quaint community which has embraced and promotes its small town status, values, and ideals.  The type of community where neighbors assist one another, children play  safely with little to no supervision, and doors are often left unlocked at all hours.  Concord is a small village filled with turn of the century homes (much of which are on the National Historic Registry) adorned with Victorian architectural features and well kept landscaped yards our residents take pride in.  A downtown business district of two story red brick buildings from the Victorian era is home to prosperous businesses and small town urban living in the second stories.   The Village of Concord is the quintessential bedroom community within an hour drive proximity to the large urban centers of Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, and Lansing.

The Village of Concord is a recreation friendly community who through sensible utilization of public, private, and grant funding has built a substantial parks and recreation network which highlight the vast natural resources located in and around our community:   

Located on the banks of the Kalamazoo River, what once served as a hub of economic activity now serves as a source for water recreation for our residents.   Water recreation opportunities in Concord include a boat launch at Concord’s Mill Pond Park and Paddock Lake and a canoe/kayak launch into the Kalamazoo River at Spring Street.  Our section of the Kalamazoo River is home to some of the best small mouth bass fishing in the State of Michigan with near State record catches being caught regularly.  Our nearby neighboring communities are abounding with water recreation opportunities as well our residents find enjoyable and useful.

A railroad bed which once served as a hub of economic activity now serves as a source for non-motorized trail recreation for our residents.   The Village of Concord’s non-motorized trail system is part of the Falling Water’s Trail which runs into Jackson, the State of Michigan’s Great Lake to Lake Trail which runs from Port Huron to South Haven, and the State of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail which runs from Belle Isle and to Ironwood.  Other trail recreation resources include a vast sidewalk system and a ½ mile road side non-motorized trail to the recreation opportunities at Swains Lake County Park.
The Village of Concord is home to Gottschalk Park a  acre park with a playground for kids, a soccer field, multiple ball diamonds, a basketball , a tennis, and a beach volleyball court.  Gottschalk Park is also home to two pavilions and the Concord Community Center.   The 37 acre Paddock Lake Park is an undisturbed nature area with a public access boat launch into Paddock Lake.    

The Village of Concord is home to the mighty Yellow Jackets of Concord Community Schools.  Concord Community Schools prides itself on its small classroom setting and a knowledgeable staff always willing to assist their students.  There is community pride and collaboration between  Concord Schools and the Village of Concord.  On the athletic fields Concord School’s is known for their multiple State championships in Cross Country, Volleyball, and Track and Field.

Come make the Village of Concord your bedroom community of choice
Community Events

 May 3rd

Special Election Proposition 911 System Funding Village Commons

Village Parks & Recreation Meeting 7:00 pm Village Office

May 4th Library

Popsicle Stick Folding Card 4:30pm

May 7th

Concord Firefighters Club Party Doors open 6:00 pm Drawing starts at 7:00 pm

May 9th

Concord Township Board Meeting 7:30 pm Village Commons

May 10th

Village Council meeting 7:00pm Village Commons

May 11th Library

On Your Mark , Get Set , Read 5:30pm

May 17th

Planning commission Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons  

May 18 at 6:30

Bernadine Luttenton as our speaker.  Due to accessibility we will meet at Cathy Coppernoll's home at 275 First St., Concord Michigan

May 24th

Village Council meeting 7:00pm Village Commons

June 7th

Village Parks & Recreation Meeting 7:00 pm Village Commons

June 5th

Graduation 1:00pm

June 14th

Last day of school

Village Council meeting 7:00pm Village Commons

June 21st

Coming to Concord schools Culpepper & Merriweather Circus


July 5th

Last day to register for August 2nd Primary Election

July 26th

4:00 pm Deadline for Village Candidates who wish to seek office, must file Nominating Petitions and Affidavit of Identity for the November 8th General Election

August 2nd

August Primary Election Village community center 310 Homer rd

August 6th

Concord Firefighter Club Car show Downtown Concord

Community Feedback

Village News

The Village is compiling a email list if you would like to receive The Village Voice and Council Minutes via email send your info.  to


Dollar General expecting to start demolishing 130 N Main st  at the end of June

$5000 MIS Grant:  Concord Elementary School recently received a grant from Michigan International Speedway for $5000 to purchase 70 kindles and headphones. These kindles and headphones will be placed in all K-5 classrooms, library, and we will pilot their use on school buses. The kindles will allow students the opportunity to access more books and will have the capabilities to read stories to our students as a means to differentiate learning. Special thank you to Cindy Farrant for her work helping us secure this grant.

Check out the new scoreboards at Gottschalk Park

The Village Council will review the application of "The One Private Medical Marijuana Dispensary " at the May 10th , 2016 Village Council Meeting. The potential proprietor Aaron Losey will be putting on a presentation of the business plan and security measures being instituted to the public  


The Village has went to a new email system here is a list of all the new emails

Starting August 2nd all Village & township voting will take place at the Village community center 310 Homer rd

Attention Concord Parents: The new face in the elementary office is Alison Breitenbach! Alison was hired as our new secretary in the elementary office. Alison is a life-long resident of Concord and has two children in the district. When you see her, please welcome her!

4/21/2016  Dollar General site plans now online

Click here to view

Brush pick up is the first full week of every month. Small twigs, lawn and garden waste must be bagged or bundled. 50 lbs. maximum weight. Place on edge of property not in streets. Limit 10 units per pickup.

Starting May 17th Planning Commission meetings will start at 6:30pm

Tentative Plans for Concord Classic Weekend     Click here to view

Mark your calendars and pass the word.... Concord is going to "Rock Out" the HS Gym for Schools Rule on May 6 going LIVE at 6 am!

Last year, the entire Concord community packed the gym for Schools Rule at Concord High School. Students from elementary to high school were on hand to talk about what sets their school apart. Decked out in their purple and gold, the mighty Yellow Jackets cheered for their student athletes, volunteers and more.

Trail Grant


                                                 Congratulations Concord Parks and Recreation

Through the grant writing of former Parks and Recreation Committee Chairman and current Village President Jeremiah Bush the Village of Concord was able to receive a $20,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Iron Belle Trail Initiative for the construction of a non-motorized trail trail from N.Main st. to Allman Rd. the trail section will serve as part of the Falling Waters Trail, Great Lake to lake Trail from Port Huron to South Haven, and Iron Belle Trail from Belle Isle to Ironwood.Construction will begin this summer !  Iron Belle Trail map     Great Lake to Lake Trail map   Falling Water Trail map

Dollar General

                                                                                                   Welcome Dollar General to Concord

The Village Council officially accepted the construction plans for a Dollar General in the downtown business district at 130 N. Main St. across from the old Buddy's Gas Station. The two blighted homes currently at this address will be demolished.