The Obesity Action Coalition honored Phoenix Councilman Daniel T. Valenzuela with its “Community Leader of the Year Award at the group’s second annual “Your Weight Matters” national convention in Phoenix.
Councilman Valenzuela leads the city’s FitPHX program, along with Mayor Greg Stanton and Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman. The program goal is to make Phoenix one of the healthiest cities in the nation.
OAC has 50,000 members nationally, and gives the award to an individual who actively engages the community on the major impact obesity can have on a person’s health. It recognized Councilman Valenzuela for both his efforts in the creation of the city of Phoenix's FitPHX program and Glendale Fire's Healthier, Safer Lives program as a city of Glendale firefighter.
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