AMY LANGE, CITY MANAGER
Amy began her service as the 17th fulltime City Manager for the City of Concordia in January 2018. She brings a wealth of public management experience to our community, having served in a variety of capacities for public organizations since 2005, including the City of Salina, USD 305 Salina Public Schools, and Cloud County Community College. Amy holds Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management and Master of Public Administration degrees from Kansas State University.
Amy understands rural Kansas and is passionate about making Concordia a great place to live, work, and play. She grew up on a farm near Morganville, Kansas, and graduated from Clay Center Community High School. Amy believes Concordia is a great blend of big city amenities and small town charm, and is proud to be a part of a thriving community. She hopes to continue to build on the successes of the community through collaboration and genuine effort to provide great services to Concordia residents and visitors.
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.