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Move With The Mayor


Move with the Mayor (MWTM) is an 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.

Mayor Horrigan continues to lead the community and employees in making healthful activity safe and accessible. From reimagining the downtown as a walkable pedestrian friendly community and promoting partnerships that support the beautiful local parks and trails to leading the bike team volunteers for the Akron Marathon, Mayor Horrigan is an advocate of living an active life.

In 2019, Akron earned Silver Award Status in the Step It Up! Ohio Buckeye State Challenge sponsored by the Ohio Mayors Alliance. “In addition to hosting walks and other physical activity events, mayors also completed a Success Roadmap inspired by the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. The Success Roadmap helps cities identify and strengthen programs and policies to improve health and encourage people to walk and live healthy, active lifestyles.”