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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

February 7th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Commons 

February 14th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

February 15th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

February 21st

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

February 28th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

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Civil War Days July 30th 2016
Concord Classic Weekend June 24th 25th 26th 2016
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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 JMockeridge@villageofconcord.com

2/4/2017

Concord Baseball and Softball Club assessment date Sunday March 12th 

Boys 10u 3:30pm-4:00pm  Boys 12u 4:10pm-5:10pm  Koufax 5:20pm-6:20pm 

Girls 10u 12:00pm-1:00pm  Girls 12u 1:10pm-2:10pm  Girls 14u 2:20pm-3:20pm 

Registration forms can be picked up in the Village Office, McMasters, Brighams, Concord elementary and middle school offices or print & fill out 3 copies and return to Village Office  

Click here for Concord Baseball & Softball Club Registration Form

2/4/2017

The Concord Village Council is contemplating putting a Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry in place

Proposed Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Ordinance

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Proposed 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.
 

2/3/2017

Girl Scout cookies are coming to Concord on February 15th!  This is the 100th anniversary of selling Girl Scout cookies…100 years of the largest girl-run business that helps fund activities, camps, community service and so much more!  To order your cookies - or make a donation of cookies to our Hometown Heroes - Ask your favorite Girl Scout, or look for our cookie booths…and be part of our yum for everyone!

Lori Gardner Area Treasurer and Troop Organizer

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Council - Concord Area 642

11720 Lippert Road Concord, MI 49237

517-524-7340 (h) 517-230-0596 (cell- text/talk)


1/14/2017

The Free Fresh Food Initiative is Saturday February 11th  at the Concord Fire house Truck arrives at 8:00 am


12/27/2016

Through the cooperative work of the Village and area Eagle Scout candidate Justin Detgen we are pleased to announce the Paddock Lake Nature Trail is officially open and ready for you to explore.  Come check out the beautiful wooded and swampy scenery while strolling down the soft wood chipped pathway.  Take in the vistas overlooking Paddock Lake and interact with nature while enjoying a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Village life.  Paddock Nature Trail can be accessed from the current boat launch drive at Paddock Lake located off of Paddock St. or from the dead end of Aldrich St.

12/4/2016

No overnight parking on Village streets from 2am to 6am November 1st to May 1st This is in place so the DPW can plow and salt our streets 

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus June 21 2016
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

Winter Cookies for the Birds

February 6

Join us at the Concord Branch! Stop in during open hours on Monday, Feb. 6 to make a winter cookie to hang in your yard. This is a great way to feed the winter birds. Warning: This project contains peanut butter. Ages 3-9. Materials provided.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the Opera House Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the Opera House Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation.

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DIY Winter Bird Feeder

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Make your own DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration is required. Intended for adults.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the Opera House Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation.