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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

December 6th

Parks & Recs Meeting 7pm Village Commons 

December 13th

Village council Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

December 20th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

December  21st

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House  

December 27th 

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

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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

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.


11/15/2016

The Free Fresh Food Initiative is Saturday December 10th at the Concord Fire house Truck arrives at 8:30 am


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

Mommy & Me Playdate

November 16 @ 11:30 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Moms and children ages six months to six years can stop by for activities, stories and fun! It’s a chance for moms to meet moms, share information, ideas, books and more! Come help us build a new way to support children and moms. Please call the branch for more information at 517-905-1379.

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Operation Holiday Joy

November 18 @ 6:00 pm

The Concord Branch welcomes back Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach Deborah Curtis, Beth Bradford PT DPT and Marie Stewart RDH, BSM for Operation Holiday Joy. Being busy, stressed and joyful are all choices – you get to choose so choose well! These women will teach attendees how to do that during the most wonderful time of the year! Intended for adults.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No classes Nov. 23; Dec. 21; Dec. 28)  

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December 2016

Season II of Secret Santa Stories

December 2
Recurring Event (See all)

Stop by the Concord Branch during open hours Dec. 2 – 19 and check out a wrapped book (one book per visit! Take them home, read them and return them to fill out an entry for a chance to win a Secret Santa gift! Personalize an ornament to hang in the branch and receive a candy cane for participating. Intended for ages 3 – 10.

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DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament

December 5 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! The holidays are here! Let’s get crafty with a DIY vintage Christmas ornament; intended for ages 10 and older (with adult) registration is required. (Picture may not reflect exact finished project)

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No classes Nov. 23; Dec. 21; Dec. 28)  

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Season II of Secret Santa Stories

December 9
Recurring Event (See all)

Stop by the Concord Branch during open hours Dec. 2 – 19 and check out a wrapped book (one book per visit! Take them home, read them and return them to fill out an entry for a chance to win a Secret Santa gift! Personalize an ornament to hang in the branch and receive a candy cane for participating. Intended for ages 3 – 10.

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Concord Branch & Friends Holiday Open House and Book Sale

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Concord Branch and Friends of the Library welcome you to our Holiday Open house and Book Sale! And at 5 p.m. join us for holiday music by pianist Holly Phillips. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and holiday refreshments.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No classes Nov. 23; Dec. 21; Dec. 28)  

Find out more »

Mommy & Me Playdate

December 14 @ 11:30 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Moms and children ages six months to six years can stop by for activities, stories and fun! It’s a chance for moms to meet moms, share information, ideas, books and more! Come help us build a new way to support children and moms. Please call the branch for more information at 517-905-1379.

Find out more »

Season II of Secret Santa Stories

December 16
Recurring Event (See all)

Stop by the Concord Branch during open hours Dec. 2 – 19 and check out a wrapped book (one book per visit! Take them home, read them and return them to fill out an entry for a chance to win a Secret Santa gift! Personalize an ornament to hang in the branch and receive a candy cane for participating. Intended for ages 3 – 10.