City of Concordia to Hold 2nd Annual Neighborhood Listening Tour This Month

City of Concordia to Hold 2nd Annual Neighborhood Listening Tour This Month

The City of Concordia will host its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Listening Tour this month.  The goal of the tour is for members of the public to engage city staff and elected officials in informal conversations regarding city services and the quality of life in Concordia.

The 2019 Neighborhood Listening Tour will begin Tuesday, March 26th at noon at the Concordia Senior Center.  Anyone planning to eat lunch must RSVP to the Concordia Senior Center.

Also on Tuesday, March 26th at 7 pm, Concordia City Manager Amy Lange and members of the Concordia City Commission will hold a tour stop at the Valley Rental Center.

The tour will conclude Thursday, March 28th at 7 pm at the Nazareth Motherhouse Auditorium.

Concordia Mayor Mark Matthew said the public is invited to attend.

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Last year, the city hosted its first-ever Neighborhood Listening Tour. Attendance to the listening tour was small, with a total of 87 residents attending the meetings, representing just 1.7% of the city's population. The resident-led discussions centered on five common themes: property maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, community identity, floodplain management, and taxes. These themes were mentioned during at least three of the six listening sessions.

Mayor Matthew said the commission recently held a goal-planning session for 2019.  He said improving and maintaining the city's infrastructure topped their list.

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Mayor Matthew also told KNCK News cleaning up blight that can depress property values is another one of the city's top priorities.

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People are welcome to attend any or all of the upcoming listening sessions.