MWTM Spring Newsletter
May 12th, 2023
The Spring Challenge has been full of different events. We’re especially excited for May, as it is Bike Month, Hypertension Awareness, Stroke Awareness, and Mental Health Month. We’ve been trying to keep up with all your posts and events. Keep up the great work!
Walking badges were first featured by Mayor Norton in Rochester, MN. They’re used to show people that you can opt to make a sedentary meeting into an active one by taking a walk while tackling meeting topics. Use walking badges for your next meeting! You can print the badges onto business cards, and they can be placed into a badge holder. Take a picture and post on social media using the #MovewiththeMayor hashtag so we can amplify your efforts!
We’re cheering everyone on! Check out Mayor Goczkowski walking his kids to school in Des Plaines, IL in honor of National Bike & Roll to School Day; Mayor Mills lacing up to spread the word about his upcoming walk around a Brighton, CO park; Mayor Muryn and her litter clean-up event in Findlay, OH; Mayor Balensifer for hosting his first event, a rain-drizzled 4.5 mile walk around Warrenton, OR; Mayor Alexander and the Salisbury, NC City Council for their partnership in hosting an event with the Salisbury Dancing Queens; and to Mayor Sherlin for promoting an upcoming walk in Athens, TN!
If you would like to be highlighted, please remember to use the hashtag #MovewiththeMayor or email me about your event/partnerships and your photos.
In honor of Mental Health Month, check out how Hanover Park, IL is partnering its police department with a social worker to address health equity.
Partner Events & Resources
Complete Streets Policies Webinar – May 24th, 2023 at 12:30 ET
Learn from advocates and practitioners across the United States who helped pass some of the strongest Complete Streets policies in the past four years. Register for the event here.
Move Your Way® Resources
During the month of May, the Office on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity. Encourage people to get active using Move Your Way® resources and the interactive Move Your Way Activity Planner.