Community Health

Move with the Mayor / Step It Up! Challenge

Just as a trained workforce is important to a city’s economy, so is a healthy one. That is why we organized our mayors this year to compete in the Move with the Mayor/Step It Up! Challenge created by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. By promoting heart health and walkable cities, our mayors are engaging with their communities and emphasizing the importance of living an active life. Mayors encourage their communities to be physically active to lower their chances of heart disease and its risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

If your city are interested in participating and discussing how to make your city more heart-health friendly, contact Jen Childress with the National Forum (

My Pelotonia

Given the limitation of the coronavirus pandemic, Pelotonia is developing an alternative to their annual bike ride called My Pelotonia.

In 2020, participants can set their own one-time or cumulative activity goal to ride, walk, run, volunteer or even create their own activity. Right now, our mayors are working with the organizers to determine how we can support the mission of Pelotonia and continue to promote active communities. If your city is interested in participating, email Katherine Liming (