HTC GENERAL CLUB
October 2, 2013
The Huntsville Track Club
held a General Meeting on 10/2/13 at the Monte Sano Lodge. Approximately 100 guests were in attendance
to listen to Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle discuss Healthy Huntsville.
Huntsville is a self-insured city government and
the Healthy Huntsville initiative was initially started to make city employees
healthier and thus save the city money.
The initiative started with the Mayor’s Bike Ride and expanded to
activities in Big Spring
Park including Zumba,
yoga, TRX, and running. Over time this
effort has expanded to all residents of Huntsville.
The Mayor shared a slogan
used when recruiting industry and workers to Huntsville. Huntsville – A Smart Place to
Live, Work, and Play. The focus for the
HTC meeting was where to play. The city
currently has 32 miles of greenways with approximately 220 more miles in the
planning stages. There are currently 52
parks in the city including softball, tennis, running, and disc golf
parks. The Mayor shared that the city
is actively working to provide more greenways, bike paths, ball fields, and
parks in order to make Huntsville a fun place
for current and prospective residents.
His message was well received by those in attendance.