Concord is extremely organized when it comes down to government. The town is governed by a five-member board of selectman and a town manager. These two parties collaborate to ensure the community is being best served. The important aspect of the government system in Concord is the open town meetings. These open town meetings are held so the two parties in charge hear what the concerns and issues the residents have about the town. It is crucial for these town meetings to occur because it gives the chance for change to happen in the community. These meetings happen once a year. Every April there is a sequence of four town meetings that address different topics and gives a chance for the community to vote and raise awareness to issues that they believe are a problem and need to be changed. Per the 2015 Annual Town Meeting report, 10,657 residents attended one of the four open town meetings help (Concord Annual Town Report 2015). That is over 50% of the population that is active with the town meetings and what happens in the Concord community. It shows that the residents are very involved with the local government and care about what happens in their community.
Town Meeting Summary- Concord Annual Town Report, PDF, Retrieved December 9, 2016, from http://www.concordnet.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2283