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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.  The type of community where neighbors assist one another, children play  safely with little to no supervision, and doors are often left unlocked at all hours.  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 6th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Commons 

September 13th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

September 20th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village commons

September 27th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

Join us for the 8th year of supporting your Falling Waters Trail! We have changed our races distances for the 2016 edition of the race formerly known as the Wildlife Marathon. This year we will have 3 distances, 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, each with a run and walk division. 

Registration is open and we are looking for volunteers and sponsors. Please think about helping us maintain and improve your Falling Waters Trail! More information at www.fwtrw.org


October 4th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village commons

October 11th

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

8/26/2016

Special meeting August 30th at 7pm Village Commons to get a resolution in place to accept contract from MDOT for N. Main Project

8/24/2016

The Concord Library is looking for volunteers to read to the students for the Story walk on Sept. 16th   contact Tammy Dotson  at the Concord Branch library 

Hanover Branch          Concord Branch

118 W. Main St.          108 S. Main St.

P.O. Box 130               P.O Box 458

Hanover, MI 49241      Concord, MI 49237

(517) 905-1399           (517) 905-1379

dotsontr@myjdl.com




8/18/2016

The Village of Concord Department of Public Works is looking to fill a Position Click here for all the info 

7/26/2016

Mike Lovitt will fill the Vacant Council position left by Erica Moubray starting August 9th

FREE WOOD CHIPS !!! at The Village Brush Dump

7/13/2016

Work on the Dollar General site will start the week of July 18th

7/12/2016

Construction of the trail from N.Main st. to Allman Rd has started 

The village has hired Collen Gibbs as the new ‚ÄčTreasurer

6/28/2016

Dollar General Sign Plans 

click here 

The Free Fresh Food Initiative 

Mondays 9:30am 

A grant funded program distributing fresh produce to families at no cost.Distribution occurs Mondays in the Concord High School Parking lot at 9:30am and runs until the food is gone.Bring your own boxes or bags to carry your free food through August 22nd 

5/24/2016

The Village has hired Judy Lefere as the new clerk she will start June 6th

 

Tim Casey will fill the Vacant Council position starting June 14th 

5/9/2016

Parks & Recreation Plan 2016-2020 

5/2/2016

Starting August 2nd all Village & Township Elections will take place at the Concord Community Center  located at 310 Homer Rd

4/21/2016  Dollar General site plans now online

Click here to view

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus June 21 2016
Memorial Day Parade 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
A New Perspective on Healthy Lifestyle Choices
August 22 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for “A New Perspective on Healthy Lifestyle Choices” with Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach Deborah Curtis, Beth Bradford PT DPT and Marie Stewart RDH, BSM. Summer is almost over and it’s back to your busy schedules. Learn ways to take yourself within your busy lives with this event! Intended for adults.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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September 2016

Yoga with Amy Reamer

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Concord Community StoryWalk

September 16 @ 9:00 am

Join the Concord Branch for a special Concord Community StoryWalk, featuring the book “I Went Walking” by Sue Williams. Start at the Concord Elementary School and take a walk through Concord as you read pages of the book. Enjoy discussing the delightful story with others and end the walk at the library, and participate in a group book discussion and activities. This is a great opportunity to join the community, library, school and families together to encourage literacy in a…

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Duelin’ Basses

September 16 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Let Mark Mathias and Jerry Jacoby entertain you with musical gems from Bach to Tin Pan Alley! Great for all ages. Please call the branch for more information!

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Pine Cone Owls and Fall Leaf Print at Concord

September 19 @ 4:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Fall is here! Create an awesome pine cone owl and a beautiful fall leaf print. They’re perfect for display or to give as gifts. Intended for ages 6-12; registration is required.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Mommy & Me Playdate

September 21 @ 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

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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Yoga with Amy Reamer

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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October 2016

Yoga with Amy Reamer

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Yoga with Amy Reamer

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

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Mommy & Me Playdate

October 19 @ 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016

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 »

Yoga with Amy Reamer

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 26, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the opera house! Suggested donation: $5. No class on July 6, 2016 or Aug. 17, 2016.

Find out more »