Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

Uniting for Better Health: The Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments Merge to Form Southwest Suburban Health Department

The Greenfield Health Department and West Allis Health Department have merged to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This merger aims to provide more efficient and comprehensive public health services to the communities of West Allis and Greenfield, as announced in a press release on March 27.

The common councils of both cities have approved the merger, establishing a unified entity that will oversee operations for the next five years. Funding for the department will be provided by both cities and state health grants. Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis expressed his excitement about the collaboration between the two departments, stating that it will allow them to strategically and effectively meet the needs of their respective communities.

Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke also highlighted the benefits of merging public health departments, emphasizing that it will lead to a more streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by the department. The creation of this new department signifies a commitment from both cities to improve public health services in their respective communities through cooperation and shared resources.

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