CONCORD – Concord Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch is officially announcing his intention to seek a second term.
“I look forward to continuing to serve our community for another four years. There is still much work to be done,” said Mayor Dusch.
The Concord City Council encountered unprecedented events over the past three and half years while he served as mayor. The global pandemic, in particular, created situations that required stronger leadership than ever before for our community. While our city faced getting basic needs met for our most vulnerable citizens, city and county leaders were also working behind the scenes to pursue opportunities for job growth and new business ventures, even during the pandemic.
“I have been working hard with our Council, the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation and County leadership to help bring new, high paying jobs to our community. One of my areas of focus has been the Grounds at Concord, the onetime Phillip Morris site,” said Mayor Dusch.
“We just announced the decision of Red Bull and Rauch North America to invest at the Grounds. Adding this development to those of Carvana and GoldenHome Cabinetry, we will have added investments of over $1 billion and nearly 1,000 jobs to Concord, and these jobs pay higher than our county average.”
He plans to continue working with the City Council, city staff, businesses, civic organizations and citizens to help move the City of Concord forward when reelected. “I am especially proud of how we have collaborated with our fellow cities and towns as well as our county and state governments during these most difficult times in the past year and a half,” said Mayor Dusch.
Mayor Dusch has been active in the community as a business owner and a member of City boards and non-profit organizations for over 30 years. He and his wife, Debbie, have two grown children.
His Council-appointed board service includes chairing Concord's Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Commission. He serves on the board of directors for Rowan Cabarrus Community College, NC Metro Mayors Coalition and the NC League of Municipalities.
Additionally, he is affiliated with many local non-profits including United Way, Cabarrus Arts Council, Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He was also awarded the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce Duke Energy Citizenship Award for community service.
Filing for Concord municipal elections begins on Monday, July 26, 2021, with the general election taking place on November 2, 2021.