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Healthy Communities Project

Association of Washington Cities - 2010 - AWC Municipal Excellence Awards

Summary

Thousands of people participated in the first ever Marysville Healthy Communities Day in 2009. The community fitness and health celebration, in collaboration with the Snohomish County Get Movin’ summer fitness program, provided a winning combination of events to motivate visitors towards their health, nutrition and fitness goals

Description

Thousands of people participated in the first ever Marysville Healthy Communities Day in 2009. The community fitness and health celebration, in collaboration with the Snohomish County Get Movin’ summer fitness program, provided a winning combination of events to motivate visitors towards their health, nutrition and fitness goals.

The project partners were: Marysville School District, Snohomish Health District, WSU Extension, YMCA, and Community Transit.

The Marysville School District received a Carol M. White PEP grant that has provided over $800,000 in funds to implement new programs dedicated towards all three strategies within the Healthy Communities Plan.

The community has truly embraced the need to combat its designation as the largest zip code in Snohomish County. Within a little over a year’s time dedicated 8.2 miles in new signed bike lanes and constructed new fitness park systems and trails in two of the city’s largest parks. Free family swim nights are offered once a month at the local high school pool and YMCA pool. A new community walking program called Movin Mondays and Walking Wednesdays is held with trainers on hand free advice and support.

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Tags: Access to Services and Social Justice, Civic/Public Participation, Collaboration/Intergovernmental Cooperation, Economic and Community Development, Education and Training, Health and Social Services, Youth Services





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