Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner will be the 2016 recipient of Northern Kentucky Health Department
’s Award of Excellence in Public Health.
Skinner, who chairs the Fitness for Life Around Grant County (FLAG)
coalition, is being recognized for milestone c
- Development of a comprehensive master plan for Williamstown;
- Improved opportunities for healthy eating with the implementation of a healthy food policy for city meetings and events; and
- Outdoor opportunities that include revitalized local trails, playgrounds and sidewalks.
“Mayor Skinner has been a long-time partner on health initiatives,” said Lynne M. Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health. “He knows firsthand how creating a culture of good health, and creating an environment that makes healthy choices easy can go a long way to improving the health status of a community.”
Grant County’s efforts mirror the goals of a LiveWell NKY
health initiative that rolled out in five pilot communities earlier this year.
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