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Important Upcoming Community Events - Help shape Concord's future!

Dear Greenspacers,

Happy New Year!! Please join us for six special community events related to smart growth, local climate action, civic engagement, and equitable development:


1) Swearing-in Ceremonies (Tonight & Thursday)!

Join us to welcome our newly elected members to City Council and School Board!


School Board:

  • Date: TONIGHT! Monday, January 2nd, 2024

  • Time: 6:00 PM

  • Location: Central Office Board Room, 38 Liberty Street


City Council:

  • Date: Thursday, January 4th, 2024

  • Time: 7:00 PM

  • Location: City Chambers - Green Street




 

2) One Concord DEIJB Listening Session

One Concord is excited to invite each one of you to join our DEIJB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging) listening session on January 6th, 2024 from 3-6pm at Mill Brook School. This session aims to educate the new council and the community on the needs and challenges faced by the DEIJB Committee. With diverse speakers and personal stories, we strive to foster open dialogue and collaboration for a more equitable and inclusive city. Save the date, and let's work together to make Concord more inclusive and equitable. Thank you for your support!


  • Date: Saturday, January 6th, 2024

  • Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: Mill Brook School (53 S. Curtisville Rd Concord)


 

3) Friends of Keach Park (FOKP) Meeting

Friends of Keach Park & the City Wide Community Center (FOKP) is a recently formed, community-driven initiative in Concord committed to enhancing the City Wide Community Center (CWCC) and Keach Park. This growing coalition includes Concord community leaders, youth, families, elders, policymakers, business leaders, non-profits, Parks and Recreation staff, and community members like YOU!


One of FOKP's top goals includes addressing the distinctive needs of New American and refugee communities, dismantling the barriers they face, and fostering inclusivity and belonging for all. Current FOKP initiatives include the establishment of a dedicated, cost-free Multicultural Room within the CWCC for New American and refugee communities to access essential support services and for all Concord residents to engage in multicultural, community-building programming. Learn more and get involved by attending the next FOKP meeting on January 10th from 6-8pm!


  • Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location: Online Meeting - Please email friendsofkeachpark@gmail.com to RSVP and you will receive a meeting link!


 


4) Concord Greenspace (CG3) - Smart Growth Meeting

Join our monthly Concord Greenspace Coalition meeting and bring your skills and ideas to the table. This month we will discuss next steps for our 2024 initiatives. Our all-volunteer organization runs on YOU power - please join us and happy new year!


  • Date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Location: TBD - RSVP here and receive information about meeting location!







 


5) 2024 Youth Climate Action & Clean Energy Forum

In the ramp-up to the 2024 New Hampshire Primary, students and public figures will explore policies and solutions for building a robust and resilient climate economy while highlighting the importance of civic engagement and voting.


Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Irving Institute for Energy & Society at Dartmouth College will host a youth forum at the intersection of public policy, climate action, and the clean energy economy.


Throughout this public in-person event, NH students will engage with policy and corporate leaders, celebrated authors and actors, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs to explore opportunities for building an economically strong and environmentally secure future.


  • Date: January 18th, 2024

  • Time: 8:30am-1pm

  • Location: Bank of New Hampshire Stage | 16 S. Main St. Concord, NH 03301

  • Details & Registration: Click here


 

6) Community Power Public Input Session - hosted by the Concord Environmental & Energy Advisory Committee (CEEAC)

CEEAC will hold a Community Power Public Input Session on Thursday, February 15th at the Concord City Wide Community Center at 14 Canterbury Road from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


  • Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2024

  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location: Concord City Wide Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road


 


Your input and participation matters. Mark your calendars and be part of shaping our community's future!


Gratefully,

Concord Greenspace


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