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Firm to Help Boost Tinley Residents' Health and Wellness

The Tinley Park Village Board approved a contract Tuesday for a group that will guide a local effort to improve health.

Village trustees officially appointed a firm Tuesday that will be tasked with creating a community wellness plan.

The $40,000 contract with the Chicago-based MSC Consulting will be funded with help from a $116,000 grant from the . The village received that money in January, according to board documents.

The plan will encompass local schools, the park district, library and health organizations, said Trustee Greg Hannon, chairman of the Village Board’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

Two candidates were interviewed for the job in May but the board opted for Tom Mahoney, of MSC Consulting, because of "his experience working with public policy and … facilitating programs," officials have said.

Other initiatives that will be paid for using the grant include workplace wellness plans for the village and , as well as a bicycle and pedestrian incentive created with help from the Active Transportation Alliance.

Local grant programs have been approved by the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago.

Russ June 22, 2011 at 03:40 PM
sounds like a good start .I like the part about bicycle and pedestrian incentives.
Carrie Frillman June 22, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Check back soon for an update on the Legacy Code! It went before the board for a first reading last night.

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