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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

September 5th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Common

September 12th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

September 19th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

September 20th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

September 26th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

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















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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

Concord UMC

Missionaries from Africa at Concord UMC, Oct. 26 @ 7 pm - Public Invited!

The Concord United Methodist Church is hosting Rev. Delbert and Sandra Groves  missionaries from Zambia, Africa where they serve at the New Life Center.  The Groves will be speaking Thursday, October 26 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Worship Center.  Everyone invited to join us:  area churches, community and the public!! 

The New Life Center where the Groves’ served, has numerous outreach ministries; New Life Press, health education, PET Zambia (handicap bikes for mobility), a learning and computer lab, English instruction, instruction in new church construction and other training ministries. They host volunteer-in-mission work teams.

Sandy works particularly in areas of community health education and evangelism, life skills training and Personal Energy Transportation (PET) for Handicapped Persons.  She teaches English as a second language, remedial reading and math skills. They make and distribute up to 500 handicap bikes free to the disabled population in all corners of Zambia to have access to education.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Concord UMC, 524-6156. 

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

Concord Community School District 2017 Bond Features

ABC Academy Preschool and Latch Key Flyer


CONCORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PTO

The Concord PTO will be hosting the Halloween Carnival on October 28th from 4pm to 7pm at the Elementary and Middle Schools where we will also have our Trunk or Treat. We will have a wristband charge of $10.00 that will allow the children to participate in the games and fun that we have planned. We will also be able to accept credit cards this year for snacks and wristbands.  If anyone is interested in donating candy for the trunk or treat or even want to set up and decorate their car for the trunk or treat they can contact Tasha Thurman @ 517-588-9844.


Concord Community Schools Homecoming-September 22nd.

FREE Homecoming Hot Dog Picnic, Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm in the Concord UMC

parking lot, 119 S. Main St. Free hot dogs, chips, carrots, and homemade cookies. Everyone welcome!

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

The Concord Branch of the Jackson District Library would like to hold a program on Saturday, February 10th at the library entitled “Love My Community” from 10 am to 2 pm.  If work is being done on the Opera house on this date, the program will be held at the Concord Community Center.

The branch manager is asking for representatives from all of the local village businesses, Health Clinic, Vet Clinic, Concord Community Schools, Fire, Police, Village, Township, Parks and Recreation, Mann House, Churches and others to participate by having an activity and information about their services available for families. Reserve a table in the Opera House free of charge. Please contact Branch Manager Tammy Dotson at (517) 905-1379 or email dotsontr@myjdl.com  to reserve a table.  She needs to know who is planning to attend and what they may be offering by September 8th.

Community Story Walk September 13th @ 9 am. Concord Elementary to Concord Branch Library.

DIY Fidget Spinners September 11th @ 4:30 pm. Ages 10—17. Registration is required.

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

Magnetic Memo Board September 20th @ 5:30 pm. Adults. 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).