Weekly Update

Mayor's Fitness Council of San Antonio

Message from Full Council Chair

I am extremely excited to take on the role of the incoming Chair of the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council. I have seen first-hand the value of the work of this group in helping to move San Antonio forward as a leader in health and fitness.

The work of our student ambassadors, our Get Strong with Mayor Ron events, the Healthy Workplace Recognition Program, and the collaborative work of our community committee in supporting events throughout our city are but a few examples of the impact the Mayor’s Fitness Council is having on building a culture of health and wellness in our city.

As we move forward, I share the Mayor’s Vision of continuing to advance awareness of mental health concerns and also improving health equity in our community. I know each of you share my enthusiasm for the future of our council. Whether it be through promoting best practices in our schools, supporting our Student Ambassadors, adopting healthy practices in your workplace, or participating in the events of our Community Committee, there is a place for you in the work we are doing.

We need your help to make our vision of “A San Antonio where residents have opportunities to move more, eat better, and stay connected” become a reality.

- Mandy Tyler, Mayor's Fitness Council Chair

News to Share

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Metro City Division State Champions!

San Antonio pulled through victorious and have been named the It's Time Texas Community Challenge 2020 Metro City Division Champs! We are also thrilled that our very own North East ISD won the Metro City Division School District Challenge, leading San Antonio to a clean sweep in the Metro City Division in 2020! The Communications Committee is working very closely with the It's Time Texas Team and the Mayor's Office Team to plan a special celebration - stay tuned!

MFC Recognized as a State Model

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The Mayor’s Fitness Council was invited to present to the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council on February 27th. We were the only Fitness Council across the state of Texas that received a special invitation to present on our community efforts. Our Full Council Chair, Mandy Tyler and our Communications Committee Chair, Joseph Garcia did a phenomenal job representing our Council!

The State Health Coordinating Council Members were blown away after hearing about all that we are working on here in San Antonio and felt that we are a state model for what a Mayor’s Fitness Council should look like.

Congratulations to all MFC members and partners for your support and participation in the Council - when Mandy and Joseph presented today, they represented your efforts well!

Mayor's Fitness Council 2019 Annual Report

Siclovia is Coming Up!

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MFC's Reclovia Community Partner Spaces Available

The Mayor's Fitness Council will be hosting the Mayor's Fitness Council Siclovia Reclovia at Roosevelt Park on Sunday, March 29th in Southtown San Antonio. The Siclovia Task Force Team has been hard at work coordinating the Reclovia to make it a great resource and experience for Siclovia participants to enjoy and benefit from!

Per Brenda Gonzalez, there is still room for more Mayor's Fitness Council community partners to set up a space within the Reclovia. If interested, please contact Brenda at 210-612-1476 or Bert Pickell at 210-273-7983 or bpickell@satx.rr.com.

In the photo above it shows the scale of the Mayor’s Fitness Council Reclovia as outlined in yellow. In the middle are areas we cannot use such as the pool area and clubhouse. Where you see the neon dots are where some partners have hoped that they will be placed. To the left side is additional space for community partners to set up.

Community Committee Chairman, Bert Pickell has asked for the MFC's support in coming out to the Reclovia and sharing on your social media about the MFC's Reclovia.

FitCitySA Videos Back in Production

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Mayor’s Fitness Council Communications Committee Chair, Joseph Garcia met with Francisco Navarro from the City of San Antonio’s TVSA crew to discuss upcoming FitCitySA content that will need video assistance and full scale media production.

Francisco is our lead senior video producer. The MFC is grateful to the City of San Antonio for their continued support of the Council, community partners and of all combined health and wellness efforts.

The Communications Committee has been hard at work on creating new, interesting and informative content that will soon be featured on our website www.fitcitysa.com and on our FitCitySA social media channels. Stay tuned!

Student Ambassador Application is LIVE!

The Mayor's Fitness Council 2020-2021 Student Ambassador Application is now live on our FitCitySA website - https://www.fitcitysa.com/at-school/student-ambassador-program/ - please share with any families that have students interested in serving as youth advocates for a healthier, more active, better connected San Antonio!

Spurs Give to CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families

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Congratulations to CHEF-Culinary Health Education for Families who received a donation of $120,000 from Spurs Give with the support of the Holt Family Foundation and Quality Urgent Care to support CHEF programming in 40 SAISD elementary schools. The Mayor's Fitness Council and CHEF partner with 10 elementary school campuses.

SABGH Healthy Workplace Recognition Event - March 27th

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The San Antonio Business Group on Health Board of Directors has been preparing for the upcoming Healthy Workplace Recognition Event and under the leadership of Healthy Workplace Recognition Event Chair, Roxanne Leal the 2019 HWPR event is shaping up to be an exciting and rewarding event!

The Mayor's Fitness Council congratulates all community partners and San Antonio businesses that work hard to ensure that their organization is recognized at this event each year.

SA2020 Community Survey

SA2020's Molly Cox has asked to share this survey with members and partners of the Mayor's Fitness Council as SA2020 begins working towards setting new 10 year goals for San Antonio. Please consider participating and helping the SA2020 Team out by taking this 5-minute survey at https://sa2020.typeform.com/to/iXo4hE?fbclid=IwAR39jsCFXsPoGfxH1yspCyHezYcsZc8YfpoOa9WLffA0XbRiIMFyhEdxv2k

Committee Meetings This Week

Mayor's Fitness Council Community Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 12th, 3-5pm

3014 Rivas Street

San Antonio, TX

The Mayor's Fitness Council Community Committee will be hosting its March meeting at the Neighborhood Place (Family Services) - 3014 Rivas St. San Antonio, TX 78228. This meeting is open to all Mayor's Fitness Council members and partners to attend. The call in number is 712-775-7270 and access code is 635955#.

COVID-19 Information

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From Mayor Nirenberg: As we move forward from the Lackland evacuees situation, our local, state and federal partners remain committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

There are currently zero (0) cases of community transmitted COVID-19 in Bexar County and San Antonio. The risk of infection in the general public remains low.

San Antonio Metro Health has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English & Spanish. To ask your questions: call 210.207.5779 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some practical COVID-19 prevention tips:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the issue in the trash.

If you're sick, stay home.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

I'm proud of our local response, which has addressed this issue with the utmost readiness, transparency and compassion.

Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding.

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Helping to facilitate the Q&A for the COVID-19 Update Webinar for Business Leaders in San Antonio. Thanks to our Public Health Director Dawn Emerick and Assistant Director of Health Jennifer Herriott along with Mayor Nirenberg for presenting.

Mayor's Fitness Council Executive Committee Strategic Planning Session

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Big thank you to our Mayor’s Fitness Council Executive Committee members for participating in the Strategic Planning Session at the CHEF event space. Very productive session and great participation by all! Thank you to Kathy Minkley Shields and Nadia Gaona for facilitating the session. We are all looking forward to the follow up session in the near future. Also, big thank you to Suzie Mead Feldmann and CHEF Team for allowing us to use the meeting space!

Join the Mayor's Fitness Council Facebook Group

In an effort to bring all Mayor's Fitness Council Committees together and stay updated with what is happening across the Council, the MFC Communications Committee launched a Facebook group for MFC internal updates and happenings to keep all members and key community partners abreast of the latest news and information from the Mayor's Fitness Council. Here is the link to join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfcsa/