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File #: 26892    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement to form a local chapter of Just Walk! Inc. to create a A Walk with a Doc program.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2012 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 7/17/2012 Final action: 7/17/2012
Enactment date: 7/23/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00563
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement to form a local chapter of Just Walk! Inc. to create a A Walk with a Doc program.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Joseph R. Clausius
Attachments: 1. Just Walk Marketing Agreement.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement to form a local chapter of Just Walk! Inc. to create a A Walk with a Doc program.
Body
WHEREAS, walking can reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improve the health and well-being of individuals as well as our community; and
 
WHEREAS, Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park; and
 
WHEREAS, the City of Madison and Madison Parks are interested in promoting active recreational opportunities; and
 
WHEREAS, being able to walk with a doctor empowers individuals who may not otherwise participate in outdoor recreation to do so safely and confidently; and
 
WHEREAS, Walk with a Doc program has a proven track record of helping people commit to a healthy lifestyle through the encouragement of physicians and interaction with others interested in improving their health.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Just Walk! Inc. to establish A Walk with a Doc program; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the agreement shall be in a form approved by the Risk Manager and the City Attorney.