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Annapolis Ranked #1 Nationally for its "Let's Move" Initiative


The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that Annapolis, under the leadership of Mayor Michael Pantelides, was being recognized for recently completing key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties  (LMCTC) and is ranked #1 nationally.

The City of Annapolis was ranked  #3 in both November 2012 and November 2013.

LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic policies that improve communities’ access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity.

Understanding that being number one isn’t enough... staying  number one is now our goal. To that end, Mayor Pantelides has agreed to help promote “Let’s Move” and the numerous programs, including the Mighty Milers, to keep the enthusiasm of our recent number one ranking visible.

Mayor Pantelides will be making a charge to other mayors across the state, and eventually the county to say “Let’s Move” and be the example for our youth. You will be hearing more about “Let’s Move” local television programming and Mayor Pantelides challenging other mayors to move and get fit. More to come on that along with other health and wellness initiatives in Annapolis.

In the meantime, the City of Annapolis would like to thank the selfless dedication of the United State Naval Academy Midshipmen, the staff of the Annapolis Recreation Department and the countless volunteers that make this city great... and have I mentioned, number 1 in our “Let’s Move” efforts!


Photo - Mayor Pantelides is being presented with Number 1 Ranking by Annapolis Recreation and Parks Community Health Fitness and Aquatics Supervisor Jen Jennings,  NLC representatives Elena E. Hoffnagle & Tracy L. Wiedt and  USNA Community Relations Director Miriam Stanicic