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Concord's Newest Activity Center Named in Honor of David W. Phillips

Oct 02, 2018 09:02PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

David W. Phillips Activity Center ribbon cutting. Courtesy of

On September 11, 2018, the new David W. Phillips Activity Center opened for the community by the City of Concord. The new center is located at 946 Burrage Road NE in the Beverly Hills neighborhood. The center is named in honor of former City Council Member Dave Phillips.

According to the City of Concord press release, Former Council Member Phillips "is a lifelong resident of Concord and retired from Duke Energy Carolinas with 36 years of service. During his 20 years on Concord City Council (1995-2015), he served two terms as Mayor Pro-Tem."

David W. Phillips Activity Center ribbon cutting. Courtesy of

He's a member and former president and director of the Concord Rotary Club, member of the UNCC Alumni Association, and life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Before he was elected to City Council, he served on Concord’s Planning and Zoning Commission. He also is one of the City's representatives on the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC) board of directors. He has several hobbies including model train collecting. 

The David W. Phillips Activity Center is managed by the City of Concord Parks and Recreation Department's program staff. The center will host activities for people of all ages, including recreational opportunities. There will be classes such as arts and crafts, cooking, fitness, nature, and more. 

Activities in the David W. Phillips Activity Center are already available for registration, learn more about the offerings on pages 10 through 21 of Concord's Fall 2018 Leisure Times, and register at The center is open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (with plans to expand these time frames in the future). Call 704-920-5604 to learn more.

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