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January 16, 2013

Re: Mayors: Help your town stay healthy in the New Year. Join the Mayors Wellness Campaign TODAY!

Dear Mayor:

The New Year is officially here!  We’d like to inform those of you who recently took the oath of office, and remind those of you who have been in office, about a program that can accomplish a lot of good for your community with little or no public funds.

The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, supports mayors as champions of community health. By encouraging mayors to play a leadership role in supporting local opportunities for active, healthy lifestyles, the intent of the MWC is to reduce health care costs and foster active living and healthy lifestyles for all New Jersey citizens.  Currently, more than half of the New Jersey’s 566 municipalities are participating in the campaign and are working aggressively to increase the overall health of their communities.

This time of year is the perfect time to start wellness initiatives in your town.  As people make their new year’s resolutions, it’s a great time for you to encourage the citizens in your community to get out and get moving.  Health and wellness events don’t have to wait for warmer weather! 

If you haven’t already done so, please take the time to join the Mayors Wellness Campaign today.  It’s easy and doesn’t cost a thing.  Simply visit and click on “Mayors, Sign the Mayors Wellness Campaign Pledge” on the home page. Fill in the form and you will receive information about the program and assistance from the MWC staff.

If you’ve already joined the Mayors Wellness Campaign, you know how important it is to promote wellness in your community. If you haven’t already signed the MWC pledge, there’s never been a better time to join. Please sign up today, and help your town have a healthy and happy new year!

For more information, please feel free to contact Melissa Kostinas, Director of the Mayors Wellness Campaign, at 609-303-0373 or We look forward to hearing from you!

Very truly yours,

William Dressel
Executive Director

Melissa Kostinas
Director, Mayors Wellness Campaign





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