The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council

The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council was established in 2004 to raise awareness of the cost of health care, to promote prevention of chronic diseases, to advocate for better health in Austin, and to promote the city of Austin as a healthy place to live and work, with the vision of Austin becoming “The fittest city in the U.S.”

2019 Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards

The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) is recognizing Austin’s top health and wellness programs for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes via the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards.  These awards highlight local workplaces and schools that have implemented healthy changes to create environments that support health and well-being.

​​Top ranking businesses and organizations will be eligible to win a $1,000 grant to support ongoing health and wellness initiatives!

​​​​​Winners will be announced at the 2019 Mayor’s Health and Fitness Awards Ceremony tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019 at Austin City Hall.

Not sure which application to choose? Find information about MHFC Partner Certification on our website or contact us at info@mhfcaustin.org or (512) 972-6472.

Mayor’s Healthiest School Awards

Every year the Mayor’s Healthiest School Awards highlight schools that have implemented healthy changes to create school environments that support the health and well-being of students.

The MHFC hosts an annual awards ceremony at City Hall to recognize the efforts of partners who strive to make Austin the fittest, healthiest community in America.

Learn More About The Healthiest School Awards

Neighborhood Health Champion Awards

Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council is pleased to announce a new program to recognize individuals making a positive impact on their neighborhood’s health called the Neighborhood Health Champion Award!

Have you or a neighbor done something in your neighborhood to help others live a healthier life? Nominate them for the Neighborhood Health Champion Award.

Neighborhood Health Champion Awards highlight individuals that regularly show concern or offer service in making the health of their neighborhood better. The person shows this by encouraging healthy eating, physical activity, well-being, and/or tobacco-free living in Austin.

Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council looks forward to recognizing the efforts of individuals who strive to make Austin the fittest, healthiest community in America.

Learn More about Neighborhood Health Champion Awards