New Southwest Suburban Health Department Forms to Provide Enhanced Public Health Services: Mayor Dan Devine and Michael Neitzke Discuss the Merger Between Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

The merger between the Greenfield Health Department and the West Allis Health Department has been announced, forming the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This decision was made with the aim of providing more efficient and comprehensive public health services to both communities. The merger received approval from the common councils of both cities and is governed by a joint board of health under an intergovernmental agreement for a five-year term. Both cities, as well as state health grants, will provide funding for the new department.

Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis expressed confidence in the merger, stating that it reflects the long-standing collaborative relationship between the two departments. He emphasized that this move will allow for a more strategic and effective delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by both departments.

Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, also emphasized the benefits of the merger, stating that it will allow for a more streamlined and focused delivery of public health services to all residents in both communities. This move reflects both cities’ commitment to providing top-quality health services to their communities through a collaborative and efficient approach.

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