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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

March 6th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Common

March 13th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

March 20th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

March 21st

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

March 27th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

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

Community Feedback

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus June 21 2016
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


The DPW Department will be flushing hydrants beginning Sunday March 25th @ 10:00 pm through Tuesday March 27th @ 6:00 am.

2018 Teen Art Show: LIBRARIES ROCK

The Treasure Gallery, in partnership with the Jackson District Library Concord, invite you to participate in our first Concord School Teen Art Show. Share your creativity and talent with your community by participating in an exciting opportunity to show your artwork in a local Art Gallery, complete with an artist reception. Selected pieces from the group show will move on to hang in the Concord Library’s Teen Center. Please see flyer below.

2018 Teen Art Show


The Mann House has 2 job openings and is accepting applications for summer employment. Applicant must be 18 years of age and drive. Job is minimum wage. Applications mayalso be picked up at the Village  Office during regular office hours.

Mann House Employment Application

The Mann House is recruiting volunteers. Please see the attached flyer for more information.  

MH Volunteer Orientation April 19


CSLHC is holding a fundraiser. The topic: Opioid Crisis Workshop. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Opioid Crisis Workshop Flyer

CBSC (Concord Baseball & Softball Club)

Assessment Date: March 10th

Girls 10U: 9am-10am, Girls 12U: 10am-11am, Girls 14U: 11am-12pm.

Assessment Date: March 25th

Boys 10U: 12pm-12:30pm, Boys 12U: 12:30pm-1pm, Boys Koufax: 1pm-1:30pm.

Registration forms are available in the ES/MS Office and at the Concord Village Office.



Walnut mixed with some cherry and oak. $50 per face cord ($45 for more than 1 face cord, $40 if picked up). Call or text Duane Detgen at 517-206-2964. All proceeds benefit the Concord Youth Association.


Motioned by A. Meeks, seconded by J. Mockeridge to increase water rates by $5.00 per month and sewer rates by $1.00 per month effective January 1, 2018.


Concord Girl Scouts will be taking orders for their fabulous cookies through the month of March!  All of your favorites are back again this year - Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles…as well as our gluten-free Toffee-Tastics, AND NEW THIS YEAR is the S’mores cookie! Just ask your favorite Girl Scout, to order yours - or call 517-524-7340/ text 517-230-0596 to get connected.

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


Concord School Linked Health Center Flyer.pdf


The Concord Village Council amended the Zoning Ordinance.
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The Concord Village Council approved the Semco Franchise Agreement Ordinance.
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The Concord Village Council adopted a Repealer Ordinance
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The Concord Village Council adopted a Site Condominium Ordinance.
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The Concord Village Council adopted a Civil Infractions and Violations Bureau Ordinance.
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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
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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Concord Branch Dedication and Ribbon Cutting. Please click below for more information. 

JDL Concord Branch Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

Harwood Community Discussions. Please click below for more information.


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 to help with the planning or participate. 

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

Auditions for Willy Wonka—Concord Area Players. Thursday April 26th 5-8 pm and Saturday April 28th 10:30 am—12:30 pm. The play will be on Concord Classic Weekend in June.

No More Bows—March all month—March is reading month “No More Bows” by Samantha Cotterill. Activities, crafts, pet photo contest (win a Pet Smart gift card), visit by Cascades Humane Society on March 24th from 10 am to noon. Taking donations for cascades all month. All ages.

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

Drop N’ Knit—Wednesdays @ 10:30 pm. Bring your supplies or ask for a list of materials and patterns for a pre-decided project.

Book Jackets Book Club 3rd Monday @ 1 pm.

Battle of the Superheroes—Super Girl—March 30th to April 7th.

Opera House Open House—Dedication and Ribbon Cutting—April 13th from 7-8:30 pm. 

Super STEM Stations—April 16th—27th. Kids and Families.

Memory Wire Bracelets— April 18th @ 5:30 pm.

Open Mic Poetry Night—April 27th from 6-7 pm.