Kingston awarded grant to support the Live Well Kingston Commission


KINGSTON – The City of Kingston will receive a $120,000 NoVo Foundation grant, paid in $60,000 per year, for two years.
“I made a commitment during my State of the City address this year to establish the Live Well Kingston Commission in order to strengthen and further our community’s collective wellness efforts, with the hope of ultimately enabling Kingston to become one of the healthiest cities in the state,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “This funding support is an incredible opportunity for us to develop and coordinate an effective commission that brings together residents, businesses, community organizations and public health experts to address barriers to health and wellness in our neighborhoods.”
The support of the NoVo Foundation will allow the City to hire a part-time Coordinator for the Commission and expand the efforts of the Commission’s “focus teams.” These focus teams, which include Travel Well, Eat Well, Age Well, and Play Well, work directly in the community to engage local stakeholders to build a healthier, more resilient community.
In addition to the grant award, Noble announced the appointment of all eleven Live Well Kingston Commission members. These volunteer Commissioners include: Amanda Stromoski; Anna Brett; Brooke Pickering-Cole; Dylan Johanson; Gerry Harrington; Kathleen Rogan; Margaret Gagnon; Melinda Herzog; Stacey Kraft; Stephanie Hope; and Dr. Walter Woodley.  
The Live Well Kingston Coordinator is expected to be hired later this summer.  

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