News Flash Home
The original item was published from 3/5/2020 9:10:55 AM to 3/20/2020 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

General City News & Events

Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of MLT Receives WellCity Award

The City of Mountlake Terrace has received its second consecutive WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) for its dedication to promoting employee health.

In addition to all the benefits of a healthier workplace, the city will receive a 2% discount on medical premiums in 2021. The lower premiums result in a substantial cost savings in the city’s budget that benefits the employees and taxpayers.

The City of Mountlake Terrace is committed to placing employee health among its core values. Employees that value and maintain good health are happier, have lower stress levels, and use fewer sick days due to illness. WellCities also benefit from reduced healthcare costs, improved employee health, increased productivity, higher morale, and better retention.

In 2019, the city’s Wellness Committee worked hard to develop a program to accomplish all nine WellCity standards established by the AWC. Some of these included developing policies and procedures, a City Council-adopted wellness program, budget allocations and management support. Wellness events included tracking steps and lunchtime walks. Proper diet and adequate sleep were encouraged to reinforce a healthy lifestyle.

“We are proud to receive this award,” stated Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen. “The Committee did an excellent job with the program and we hope to see it grow and prosper. It’s a win-win for the city and the community!”

###

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in General City News & Events

City Proposes 2023-24 Budget for Review

Posted on: October 24, 2022

Tour de Terrace Returns July 22-24

Posted on: July 12, 2022

Library Exhibit Features MLT Artist

Posted on: April 1, 2022

Sign Up Soon for MLT Summer Camps

Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holiday

Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Council Selects 2022 Leadership

Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holidays

Posted on: December 20, 2021

City Seeks Input on Use of Pandemic Aid

Posted on: December 15, 2021

New Tree to Adorn Town Center Plaza

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Clear Storm Drains During Wet Weather

Posted on: October 21, 2021
Female Burglary Suspect

Police Seek Suspect in Mosque Burglary

Posted on: October 20, 2021

Pavilion, Pool Reopen Saturdays

Posted on: October 1, 2021

Ballinger Waterfront Work Continues

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Art show

MLT Lodging Tax Grants Available

Posted on: September 27, 2021
Swim Lesson Group in pool

Vouchers Available for Swim Lessons

Posted on: January 31, 2022