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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

January 17th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

January 18th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House  

January 24th  

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

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
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

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 

11/27/2016

The public is invited to meet with the Village Council and review the Village of Concord's Projected 2017 Budget at 6:30pm on December 13, 2016 before the regularly scheduled Village Council Meeting.  This is the public’s opportunity to offer input, suggestions, concerns, etc. into the Village’s Budget decisions. Hope to see you there.--Your Village Council


It is with regret we inform you the Village of Concord’s Utility Bill will be raised $3.00 per month effective 1/1/17.  The rate increase is the result of a $1.00 a month increase per department (garbage, sewer, water).  This is not an easy decision for your Council to make as we too are affected by this rate increase however for the Village to continue to make improvements to our aging and deteriorating water and sewer infrastructure, to bring our water and sewer rates in line with State expectations as well as to remain eligible for water and sewer grants this had to be done.  Furthermore, the cost of the Village’s garbage contract with Granger is rising and it is necessary we raise our garbage rates to compensate for this increase in price as well.--Your Village Council.


Culpepper & Merriweather Circus June 21 2016
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 with Amy Reamer

January 4, 2017 @ 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! Suggested donation: $5.    

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Snowman Fun!

January 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Create some snowman art! You can also make a cute, edible snowman!

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

January 11, 2017 @ 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! Suggested donation: $5.    

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A New year State of Mind

January 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come to the Concord Branch for our next session with Higher Healing Health Services.  Deborah Curtis, Marie Stewart & Beth Bradford PT, DPT. LIM17LESS:  Discover how to evolve your state of mind to live limitless in 2017 and beyond! Intended for adults.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

January 18, 2017 @ 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! Suggested donation: $5.    

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

January 25, 2017 @ 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! Suggested donation: $5.    

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Warm Up with Cocoa, Cookies & Coloring Fun!

January 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come into the Concord Branch to warm up !  Make your own Cocoa mix (in a jar), enjoy some with cookies and color a wintry scene!  Registration required. Intended for adults.

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Snowy Science

January 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come on in  for the Snowy Science experiment and craft. Make your very own Styrofoam Snowflake out of packing peanuts. Also, kids will make a snow storm in a jar, which will teach them about chemical reactions, density, and forces of attraction.  Registration is required.  Intended for children 6-12.