Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to Present Award to City of Monroe for winning the 2017 Own Your Own Health City vs. City Challenge

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to Present Award to City of Monroe for winning the 2017 Own Your Own Health City vs. City Challenge

The City of Monroe was one of many municipalities that competed in the 2017 Own Your Own Health City vs. City Challenge. Each participating municipality recruited a team of employees and residents to participate in the competition which calculated the average number of daily steps taken by the final roster of top steppers for each team. In addition to walking or jogging, minutes of other physical activities such as yardwork, weightlifting, Zumba, yoga, housework and more was calculated into steps. The competition began January 23rd and ended on April 23rd of this year.

Monroe competed against the City of Alexandria, LA. The final figures showed the City of Monroe team with 1,442,639 average daily steps compared to the City of Alexandria’s team average of 897,285 daily steps.

Mayor Jamie Mayo comments, “We are so proud of our entire team for their daily commitment, and competitive spirit. Supporting Healthy Lifestyles is #49 on my 60 for 60 Project List. So, we were very happy to receive the offer to participate in this statewide physical fitness effort. We look forward to participating in next year’s competition and similar initiatives.”

The Monroe City Council and I are proud to invite the media, public, and our team members to a special awards presentation in recognition of our efforts in this year’s competition.

What: Rudy Macklin, Executive Director of the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, at the behest of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, will present an award to Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council for winning the 2017 Own Your Own Health Steps Challenge in the City vs. City competition between Monroe and the City of Alexandria. Several participants in the challenge will be in attendance.

In addition, the City of Monroe will present awards to:

Top 3 City of Monroe internal Department vs. Department Team Competition:

(1) Fire Department with 1,033,663 average steps;

(2) City Marshal’s Office with 1,014,204 average steps; and,

(3) Engineering Department with 933,644 average steps.

Top 3 Overall City of Monroe Individual Steppers:

(1) Tammy Washington with 2,614,195 total steps;

(2) Toriano Young with 2,445,391 total steps; and,

(3) Colleen McCrary with 2,210,604 total steps.

When/Where: 11:30 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Monroe Public Safety Center (Fire side), located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (U.S. 165 South).


Overall City Department vs. Departmental Team Rankings

  1. 1  Monroe Fire - Steps (Ave): 1,033,663 Distance (mi): 486.6

  2. 2  Monroe City Marshal - Steps (Ave): 1,014,204 Distance (mi): 477.4

  3. 3  City of Monroe Engineering - Steps (Ave): 933,644 Distance (mi): 439.5

  4. 4  City of Monroe Civic Center - Steps (Ave): 708,312 Distance (mi): 333.4

  5. 5  Administration - Steps (Ave): 695,809 Distance (mi): 327.5

  6. 6  Downtown River Market - Steps (Ave): 638,792 Distance (mi): 300.7

  7. 7  City of Monroe - Public Works Department - Steps (Ave): 347,000 Distance (mi): 163.3

  8. 8  City of Monroe Planning & Urban Development - Steps (Ave): 241,282 Distance (mi): 113.6

  9. 9  Community Affairs - Steps (Ave): 207,178 Distance (mi): 97.5