Friday, February 6, 2015

City and County Leadership: Great Examples to Follow

It was another great week in the life of Creation - Health Greene County!

I told you last week how the county employees are on their way to getting healthy under the leadership of Mayor David Crum. If you missed it, click here. Today, I am happy to report that the city employees are doing the same.

For at least the past year or so, city employees have been showing up to a good number of my community events to earn "wellness points" required by their employer, in order to keep their insurance costs down. This past week, I had the privilege of leading the first of 8 Creation Health seminars held at Public Works for city employees to earn points as well. There are 33 of us who will be spending 1 lunch a week together for 8 weeks, taking a more in depth look at how the 8 Creation principles affect our overall health and well-being, encouraging one another to make small changes that will lead to big results in the long run. The first seminar ( C - Choice) was a success and I look forward to working with these lovely people for the next 7 weeks and then again with a new group in the fall, for our second round of seminars.

I am so thankful that the leadership in both our city and county are setting a great example for all of us in Greene County to follow!

I also spent a few afternoons this past week working on the new display for the main lobby at Laughlin, alongside Wellness Director Tracy Green, and I just love how it turned out! If you are at Laughlin, be sure to stop by, take a look and grab some free materials from the table.

Happy Weekend, friends!

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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