City Manager - Amy Lange
Amy is the 17th fulltime City Manager for the City of Concordia. She came to the us from CCCC as the Vice President of Administrative Services. Amy graduated from Clay Center Community High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction science and management along with a Master of Public Administration from Kansas State University.
Concordia is a great place for families. More than ninety percent of the people responding to a recent survey rated the city good to excellent as a place to live and raise children. Ninety-eight percent felt safe in the neighborhoods. Our schools are excellent, our housing is affordable, our parks, ball fields, and recreation programs are popular. We offer an exceptional variety of entertainment and dining choices for a community of our size.
We’re Open for Business
Concordia offers a variety of incentives for new and existing enterprises. The city is one of the major funding partners for CloudCorp, the county-wide economic development agency. We work closely with North Central Regional Planning Commission. Our Tax Increment Financing district has assisted the development of numerous public and private projects along the Highway 81 corridor and in the downtown commercial area. A countywide Neighborhood Revitalization Plan provides substantial tax rebates for new construction and major improvement of existing structures. Our revolving loan fund participates in the financing of startups and acquisitions. Our downtown improvement program provides grants of up to $5,000.00 for improving the exteriors of downtown buildings. We have a successful history of industrial revenue bond financing. Our building codes are up to date and our staff is ready to assist you.
Major New Developments
The city is undertaking substantial economic development initiatives to take advantage of our position as a key waypoint on four-lane U.S. 81. Public utilities have been extended two miles north of the city to an area that offers highway frontage for commercial and industrial concerns. On the south entrance to the city, new commercial sites adjacent to Wal-Mart have been developed. Construction has begun on the city's two dams.