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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

July 30th

11am to 4pm Civil War Days at the Paddock Hubbard house 

August 2nd

August Primary Election Village community center 310 Homer 

Village Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village commons

August 6th

Concord Firefighter Club Car show Downtown Concord

August 9th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

August 16th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village commons 

August 23rd

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons 


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Concord Branch Library

July & August programs at the Concord Branch Library  http://myjdl.com/venue/concord-branch/

 Every Child Ready to Read

Storytime on Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1st @ 1 pm.  This storytime is for all children entering kindergarten in the fall and their parent/parents.  Help your child get ready to read by providing early literacy opportunities.  Participate in stories, activities and receive early literacy information.

 

Yoga for Adults every Wednesday at 10 am with Amy Reamer.  $5.00 donation and bring your Yoga mat and bottled water.

 

Color me Calm – Wednesday, July 13th  & August 10th  @ 5:30.  Adult coloring program.

 

Music & Movement for Wee Ones July 13th at 1 pm.  Registration required/ ages 4 & under with adult. 

 

July 20th @ 1 pm- Colors Magic Show for families.  Colors the Clown and her animal friends are sure to keep you at the edge of your seat!

July 27th @ 1pm- Sport Stacking Sport stacking is colorful, fun and furiously fast!

 

July 29th from 6 to 10 pm for ages 9 & up.  Third Annual teen Lock in-game on!  Get your game on and join us for life-size games, Minecraft, Nerf wars, crafts, food and more!  Registration/permission slip and photo/video release forms are required by Monday, July 18th.  Contact the branch for more information.

 

August 3rd @ 1 pm for kids 8 to 12.  Fun with Sun!  Learn how UV rays work and how they affect us.  Create a shadow image, learn about sunscreen and why we need it, and make a bracelet that glows thanks to the sun.  Registration is required.

 

August 8-13th   Lego Week  Join us during open hours to participate in Lego crafts, activities, challenges and more!  Enter the 4th Annual Lego Contest!  Make your own creation and bring it in to enter to win! (no kits please)

 

Parachute Playtime on August 10th @ 1 pm for kids 4 & under with adult.  Shake the chute and move your body!  Enjoy music, creative movement and fun with one colorful parachute!  Registration required

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

7/26/2016

Concord Firefighter's Car Shows August 6th 10:00AM-2:00PM with awards at 2:00PM. Registration begins at 9:00AM Hanover Street between Main and Concord will be shut down to through traffic from 7:00AM-3:00PM.

Car Show Flyer 2016

Car Show Pre-registration Form

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 

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The Free Fresh Food Initiative 

Mondays 8:30am -10pm

A grant funded program distributing fresh produce to families at no cost.Distribution occurs Mondays in the Concord High School Parking lot at 8:30am and runs until the food is gone.Bring your own boxes or bags to carry your free food  

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

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Concord Classic Weekend June 24th 25th 26th 2016
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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