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City of Concordia
City of Concordia

Concordia’s foundation goes back to 1860 to the creation of Shirley County by the Territorial Legislature. The legislature renamed it Cloud County in 1866. Concordia was chosen the County Seat after a runoff election in 1870.

Concordia is south of the Republican River in North Central Kansas, and was founded by James M. Hagaman. Concordia developed as a railroad town. Travelers on the railroad were treated to nightly entertainment at the majestic Brown Grand Theater. Now owned by the City, the Brown Grand is still used for a wide variety of entertainment events.

Concordia’s place in the state’s transportation system is a distinct advantage for both travel and commerce. The community is near the midpoint of Highway 81 between I-70 and I-80. A new four lane highway connects the two interstates.

Business growth is developing from the highway improvements. In the past five years, nearly 90 local businesses have been established, expanded, relocated, built new facilities, or changed ownership. Concordia is becoming a regional trading center for North Central Kansas.


Concordia is a 2nd-class city operating under a Commission-Manager form of government. The five commission members are elected at large and meet twice a month.  The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer, and appoints department heads.  The City has 56 full time employees.  Concordia’s general fund includes administration, public works, planning/inspection, police, fire department, water, and sewer.

The City of Concordia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you have any questions about employment with the City of Concordia other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:

Larry Uri, City Manager
City of Concordia
701 Washington, P.O. Box 603
Concordia, KS 66901
citymanager@concordiaks.org (E-Mail)