Governor Jack Markell's Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention recognized Dover as one of seven municipalities June 11 for championing the health and well-being of its communities.
“Healthy communities promote physical activity such as walking, jogging, cycling and recreational classes. They also encourage healthy foods and portions, discourage tobacco use, and promote other healthy behaviors while integrating the needs of persons with limited mobility and disabilities," Markell said.
The governor's program recognizes the efforts of Delaware municipalities that bring together community-wide resources to enhance access to services, encourage positive behavioral changes, and improve community health. The seven municipalities submitted applications, which were scored based on self-reported assessments of its efforts.
Markell also recognized Middletown, Seaford, New Castle, Wilmington, Newark, and Bethany Beach.