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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

August 6th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Common

August 13th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

August 20th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons 

August 21st

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

August 27th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

Concord Classic Weekend 2020 will be June 26-28! 

Please click link below to view a video compliments of The Walton Insurance Group.

https://vimeo.com/275322863














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


In case of an Emergency please contact Jeremiah Bush at 517-414-4104.


CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DIRECTOR NEEDED! Concord United Methodist Church is looking for a Music Director who helps develop and lead the contemporary worship music ministry for the church, in consultation with the pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with the mission and vision of the church. If you or anyone you know may be interested in this paid position, please contact the church office, 524-6156.

DIVORCE CARE Support starting Sept. 10 through Dec. 3 @ 6:00 pm. This class meets weekly and is led by Pastor Rob at the Concord United Methodist Church, 119 S. Main St., Concord. You'll find three key part to your Divorce Care Experience: Video Seminar, Support Group and Workbooks. For more information call the church office, 517-524-6156. 


Summer Meals Program Info

Locations and Times:

·         Parma Elementary School- 11:00 to 11:45

·         Warner Elementary- 12:15 to 1:00

·         Hanover Park- 11:30 to 12:15

·         Concord Elementary- 9:00 to 10:00 and 11:30 to 12:30

Contact Info:

Alan Breneman

alan.breneman@concordschools.net

(517)990-3603

Facebook Page: Summer Food Service Program

Health Babies Day is September 14

Albion, Michigan — Local families with little ones should put Healthy Babies Day on their calendar. The free event will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Albion Community Center, 225 East Watson Street (the former Albion High School) in Albion. Those who should attend include parents who are expecting, those who have children up to 18-months-old, as well as their caregivers. Families from Albion and surrounding communities are invited.

“We encourage all to join us-women who are pregnant for the first or the fifth time, dads with toddlers, grandmas and grandpas, babysitters,” said Jessica Mitchell, Healthy Babies Day Coordinator. “Healthy Babies Day has the topics that matter to growing families. You will learn so much!”

Topics include:

  • how to properly buckle a little one in a car seat;
  • how to safely put a baby in his/her crib;
  • what to do if your baby doesn’t stop crying;
  • how to prevent choking and what choking hazards are;
  • the truth about vaccines; and
  • tips on good nutrition, as well as so much more pre-natal and post-natal care.

More than 25 organizations will offer free samples and resources. All guests will be able to receive flu shots. The event will last from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Registration closes at 12:30 p.m. Guests need to register to earn goodie bags and have the chance to win door prizes. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Healthy Babies Day of Albion’s mission is connecting families with community health information and resources to promote the health and safety of babies. It is in partnership with the Albion Health Care Alliance, First United Methodist Church, and the Healthy Babies Day Committee. It is sponsored by The Albion-Homer United Way, the Albion College Student Volunteer Bureau, the Baker College Student of Nursing, Molina Healthcare of Michigan, Aetna Better Health of Michigan, and the Rotary Club of Albion.

Connect with us on Facebook, search for Healthy Babies Day of Albion. For more information, email ahca@albionhca.org.

MANN HOUSE SUMMER EVENTS 2019

Guided Walking Tours - Fridays 6/14 through 8/16, 4-6 p.m.

A group of children sit on the Mann House lawn during a programBack by popular demand! This summer, the Mann House is partnering with the Concord Branch of the Jackson District Library to present a series of FREE hour-long reading programs for children ages three to nine.

The programs take place at the Mann House on Wednesdays in June and July. Each program begins at 11 a.m. and includes a story plus a craft or activity. All programs are drop-in, and pre-registration is not required. 

This year's theme is space and the universe. Mark your calendar now with these dates and topics! 

  • June 19 - Rockets (A Trip into Space)
  • June 26 - Stars
  • July 10 - Moon
  • July 17 - Planets
  • July 24 - Comets
For questions about the Mann House or the summer reading program, contact historian Laurie Perkins at PerkinsL1@Michigan.gov or 517-241-0731.

SECOND ANNUAL WOMEN'S HISTORY CONFERENCE

Pre-Conference "Jam" Session - 9/18, 6-8 p.m., $15 fee.

Conference - 9/19, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., $30 fee (meals and snacks included).

Two-Day Discount - Register for the Pre-Conference "Jam" Session and the Conference together for only $40.

Registration and payment deadline for all programs with fees is the Friday before. Space is limited. Registration forms and additional information available at Michigan.gov/MannHouse. Questions? Call 517-241-0731

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Explore a "Universe of Stories" with the Mann House and the Concord Branch of the Jackson District Library. Each story time includes a craft or activity. For children ages 3-9. 6/19 - Rockets (A Trip Into Space), 6/26 - Stars, 7/10 - Moon, 7/17 - Planets, 7/24 - Comets.


2018 Water Quality Report (click link below)

2018 Village of Concord Annual Water Quality Report


Concord Township has a new website. Please visit at:  https://concordtownshipmi.org/


Village of Concord Water Testing

Village of Concord Water Supply Testing

PFAS Fact Sheet.pdf


GRANGER INFORMATION

Due to operational changes, Granger began accepting glass in all curbside residential recycling containers. They accept clear and colored glass bottles and containers. Visit grangernet.com/recycle-guidelines for more info on recycling guidelines.

Due to high levels of contamination, the Jackson Recycling Drop-off located at 2600 Lansing Ave. in Jackson will no longer be open 24 hours, 7 days a week effective Monday, July 2, 2018. The drop-off will be gated and only available during the Disposal Center of Jackson operating hours. These hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

We encourage residents and those using the facility to make the most of their recycling efforts by correctly following all posted recycling guidelines. All recyclables should be placed loose in the containers, not bagged. Plastic bags, glass and bulky rigid plastics including furniture and children’s toys are not accepted at the recycling drop-off. Find a full list of guidelines on our website grangernet.com.


CONCORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Biography of The Reverend Tim Marvil


CONCORD SCHOOL LINKED HEALTH CENTER

Concord School Linked Health Center Flyer.pdf


Village of Concord Water System and Asset Management Program

Village of Concord Water System Asset Management Program


Concord Community Schools

ABC Academy Preschool and Latch Key Flyer


YARD WASTE COLLECTION AND VILLAGE DUMP POLICY

Yard Waste Collection and Village Dump Policy


12/26/2017

The Concord Village Council amended the Zoning Ordinance.
Click here for more information

12/12/2017

The Concord Village Council approved the Semco Franchise Agreement Ordinance.
Click here for more information

10/15/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Repealer Ordinance.
Click here for more information

8/8/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Site Condominium Ordinance.
Click here for more information

5/23/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Civil Infractions and Violations Bureau Ordinance.
Click here for more information

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.

Click Here 

Concord Classic Weekend June 22nd 23rd 24th 2018
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

Friends of the Concord Library  - 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 10 am. Please come!

Little Owls Story Time—Wednesdays @ 9:30 am. Infant—5.

Tai Chi—Wednesdays @ 10 am. Adults.

Yoga:—Saturday’s @ 10:00 am. Bring your yoga mat and bottled water. $3.00 suggested donation.  Adults. No yoga June 22nd.


Storytime at the Mann House:– June 19th-26th @ 11 am. Bring a blanket and a sack lunch. All ages. Registration required.

Star Gazing Indoors: - June 22nd @ 5 pm. All ages.

Bubbleology: - June 24th @ 2 pm. All ages. Registration required.

Little Gardeners: - June 26th @ 2 pm. Children.

Eat Healthy, Be Active: Wednesdays from July 17th-Aug. 21st. Adults.

Cameron Zvara: Magician & Entertainer: July 8th @ 2 pm. All Ages. Registration Required.

Moon Cups:—July 15th @ 2 pm. Children. Registration required.

“Bee” Amazed:—July 17th @ 6 pm. Adults. Registration required.

DIY Upcycled Book:—July 20th @ 11 am. Teens & Adults.

Exploring the Night Sky: - July 23rd @ 9 pm. All ages.

Intro to Ozobots: - July 29th @ 2 pm. Children. Registration required.

The Exotic Zoo: - July 31st @ 6 pm. All Ages. Registration Required.


Upcoming Events