Move with the Mayor

A World Heart Day-inspired initiative that works with mayors across the country to challenge their communities to get walking. Mayors encourage their citizens to take literal steps to improve their health by walking since it is one of the easiest ways to lower one’s chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

2019 Participating Cities

Akron, OH • Albuquerque, NM •  Alexandria, VA • Baton Rouge, LA •  Beavercreek, OH • Columbia, SC • Columbus, OH • Cuyahoga Falls, OH •Dayton, OH • Elyria, OH • Findlay, OH • Green Bay, WI • Grove City, OH • Lancaster, OH • Los Angeles, CA  •  Toledo, OH  • West Chicago, IL • Youngstown, OH

Lead the Movement!


  • Become involved in Move with the Mayor (MWTM)
  • Learn how mayors are implementing MWTM in their communities
  • Draft a resolution to support the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action and promote the importance of Heart Health in your cities. This resolution is modeled after one introduced by MWTM Mayors Sharon Weston Broome (Baton Rouge, LA) and Christina Muryn (Findlay, OH) and passed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors during their 2019 annual meeting.
  • MWTM / U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action Step it Up! Success Roadmap
  • View the Ohio Mayors’ Challenge results here
  • Check out this gallery of MWTM 2019


Learn how Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Mayor Eric Genrich is continuing a culture of health using MWTM as a component of a comprehensive health initiative for city employees. Data indicates employees’ health is better than the Wisconsin and U.S. general populations, and hospitalization costs are falling.


Partner developed resources to help support heart healthy communities.

What Mayors Are Saying:


“That’s why we’ve joined together to launch Move with the Mayor in West Chicago. It’s a month-long series of walks to save lives by getting people on the road to a healthier heart. Each Saturday in September, we will designate a different neighborhood route that will get us moving for 30 minutes.” – Mayor Ruben Pineda, West Chicago, IL   



“I joined Move With the Mayor because I want the citizens and constituents of my community to enjoy an abundant life and that means a healthy life. You see here in south Louisiana we have great food and we love our food. But we also have health challenges like heart disease and diabetes and obesity. I want to lead by example and encourage, motivate and cheer my community on towards a healthy lifestyle.” – Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA 



“It’s a great opportunity to get out and about with our neighbors here in this city, get moving: do our part around wellness, reducing our risk for cardiovascular disease, a great chance to talk with our neighbors about what’s going on in their lives, a great way to reduce stress, improve our mental and emotional well-being.” – Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus, OH




“Ohio outpaces most of the U.S. in cases of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, physical inactivity and obesity. We can do something about that and become a role model for other cities and states across the country. I am glad to join mayors across the state to make a difference.”
Mayor Christina Muryn, Findlay, OH

Move with the Mayor in the News

In 2018, Mayor Jim Schmitt and National Forum’s John Clymer discussed the new Move with the Mayor™ Green Bay Impact Report on Local 5 News This Morning with anchors Nate Steward and Brittany Falkers. Mayor Schmitt has used Move with the Mayor™ as a gateway to engage city employees in a comprehensive health initiative. Data indicate employees’ health is better than the Wisconsin and U.S. general populations, and hospitalization costs are falling.

2018 Participating Cities

Arlington, TX • Baton Rouge, LA • Bloomington, IN • Columbia, SC • Columbus, OH • Findlay, OH •
Green Bay, WI • Los Angeles, CA • Oakland, CA • Orlando, FL • Rochester Hills, MI  • West Chicago, IL


The National Forum thanks the sponsors of Move with the Mayor: