Concord 2025 Executive Committee

Concord 250 WordmarkThe year 2025 will mark the 250th anniversary of the historic battles of Concord and Lexington and 2026 will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.   The 200th celebration in 1975 was a grand enterprise attended by  President Gerald Ford along with  local, national  and   international dignitaries.  To mark these significant anniversaries in 2025  and  2026,   the Select Board has established    the Concord 2025 Executive Committee.   The Committee will: 

  1. evaluate and make recommendations on how the Town should manage the commemoration of these historic events:    
  2. oversee subcommittees created for their various purposes, and to  supervise and assist them in their functions;  
  3. sponsor activities which  commemorate and  celebrate the place  of Concord in the  history   of our  nation; 
  4. recognize the influence  that  the Town and   its  residents  have had   on  the ideals  of   liberty,  the  unity   of  mankind  and   our  co-existence  with the   natural  and social  environment   which we inhabit.    As  the custodians  of this   place  and  heritage,   it  is our  responsibility  to   host  a celebration worthy  of   the  events  which   took place in our Town 250 years ago. 

The Executive Committee will coordinate the Town’s events with our sister communities of Lincoln, Bedford, Lexington, and Arlington (Battle Road 2025); Minuteman National Historical Park; Hanscom Air Force Base,  the  Massachusetts National  Guard,  local, state, regional and federal agencies,  musical,  performing    and  historical   re-enactment groups . 

PLEASE  JOIN US:   If you would like  to   join in the  work of the  Committee   by  signing  up for   one  of our  Sub-committees  such as   Arts, Literature & Music; Communications & Publicity, Event Planning; Finance,  History & Education , Hospitality & Invitations, Outreach & Coordination, Permanent  Memorial  and Public Safety.  To take advantage of the opportunities available,  please  send us an email at

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Minutes & Agendas

Agendas are posted in advance of the meetings. Minutes are posted following approval. View most recent Agendas & Minutes.

Committee Charge

Concord 2025 Executive Committee Charge

Gary Clayton, Chair Permanent Memorial
Robert Munro, Vice-Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
John J. Arena III, Secretary Parade Planning
Henry Dane Select Board
Diana Clymer Arts, Literature & Music
Holly Cratsley  Community Participation
Patricia Hopkins Hospitality & Invitations
Richard Loughlin, Treasurer Finance
Geoffrey Love, Mass. Air National Guard At-Large
Sue McCrory Public Ceremonies and Celebrations
Diane Proctor Communications & Publicity
Frederick Ryan Public Safety
David Wood History & Education


Concord 250 Permanent Memorial Committee Sept. 27, 2023 7 PM

Permanent Memorial - September 27, 2023 - 7 PM
Hearing Room, Town House

Come learn about the evolving plans for the evolving concept for a memorial green space in Monument Square.  

Presented by The Concord250th Executive Committee’s Permanent Memorial Subcommittee in conjunction with Landscape Planning & Design Group, Sasaki Associates.

You will also hear of plans to plant 250 Commemorative Trees all around Concord, as well as plans to document the Stories of Concord Veterans.

Past Forums

Permanent Memorial - April 10, 2022 - 7 p.m.

250 Wordmark Perm MemorialThe Permanent Memorial Subcommittee is hosting a public forum on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center to engage the community in considering ideas for a permanent memorial.  The agenda can be found here.

Community Idea Share - November 3, 2022

The CONCORD250 Committee held a Forum on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum at the Concord Public Library giving members of the public the opportunity to share their ideas, and expectations; and to ask questions about the plans for this once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the fight at the Old North Bridge which led to our independence and beginning the journey to become the greatest democracy in the world.   The meeting was attended by 70 in person and 25 via Zoom.

If you missed this event, it is available in its entirety on the Minuteman Media Network at;

Whether or not you were able to attend, your comments and questions are welcome at