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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.  A neighborly community where neighbors keep an eye on each other's children playing in our yards, assist one another with landscaping and home improvements, and has your spare key when you lock yourself out of your house.  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

November 7th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Common

November 14th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

November 21st

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

November 15th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

November 28th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

Concord Classic Weekend 2018 will be June 22-24! Mark your calendars!















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Village News

The Village is compiling an email list for those of you that would like to receive The Village Voice and Council Minutes via email. Please send your info. to JMockeridge@villageofconcord.com


LEAF PICKUP

Please place leaves at the edge of property!

Not in the road and on sidewalks!

Leaves may also be taken to the Village Dump.


HOLIDAY DECORATIVE LIGHTS

Council member Tim Casey and his wife Karen would like to pledge dollar for dollar up to $500.00 for Holiday Decorative Lights for downtown. Donations can be dropped off at the Village Office. Thank you.

Concord Community Schools

ABC Academy Preschool and Latch Key Flyer


YARD WASTE COLLECTION AND VILLAGE DUMP POLICY

Yard Waste Collection and Village Dump Policy


CONCORD SCHOOL LINKED HEALTH CENTER

Concord School Linked Health Center Flyer.pdf

THE FREE FRESH FOOD INITIATIVE

Second Saturday of Every Month at 8:00 am. A grant funded program distributing fresh produce to families at no cost.  Distribution occurs at the Fire House Parking Lot at 8:30 am and runs until the food is gone. Bring your own boxes or bags to carry your free food.

9/12/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Repealer Ordinance.

8/8/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Site Condominium Ordinance.

5/23/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Civil Infractions and Violations Bureau Ordinance.

2/28/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry.

Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Ordinance
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Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Application

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The Village of Concord Needs You for Planning Committee and Parks & Recreation Committee Members

One evening meeting a month to discuss issues as well as make decisions which influence the operations of the Village. Paid Position.Contact (517) 524-8534 for more info.

Concord Classic Weekend June 24th 25th 26th 2016
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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

JDL Concord Branch Library

Yoga at Concord

Wednesdays @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your mat and join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for yoga with Amy Reamer. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Intended for adults.

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Yoga at Concord

Due to the renovation of the balcony in the Opera House the Jackson District Library – Concord Branch is postponing the “Love Your Community” program in February.  We hope to plan this early fall 2018 and would like to get a committee together after the holidays to begin planning.  Please contact Tammy Dotson at 905-1372 or email dotsontr@myjdl.com to help with the planning or participate. 

T-Shirt Necklaces—November 1st @ 5:30 pm. Teens 14 and up.  Registration is required.

Turkey Windsocks—November 8th @ 4:30 pm. Ages 6-12.

Friends Fall Book Sale—November 10th 2-6 pm.

Shot, Slain & Slautered—November 15th @ 5:30 pm. Adult

Be a Changemaker—Teen Meetup Second and fourth Mondays @ 5pm. Ages 12—17. Registration is required.

JDL Fall 2017 Book Clubs 3rd Monday @ Concord. Call the specific branch for times and titles. Concord Branch 517-905-1379.

Music on Main St. Saturdays 12-2 pm. Teens and Adults. The Opera House will be open to the public to practice and perform music! Please bring your own instrument (a piano is provided).