Greenfield and West Allis Unite in New Southwest Suburban Health Department Merger for More Efficient Public Health Services

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 to consolidate public health services for both communities, with the aim of providing more efficient and comprehensive services.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department will be 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 a long-standing collaborative relationship between the two departments. He believes that this move will allow them to more strategically and effectively meet the needs of their communities.

Mayor Michael Neitzke of Greenfield also emphasized the benefits of the merger, stating that it will allow for a more streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents they serve. This move reflects their commitment to providing top-quality health services to their communities through a collaborative and efficient approach.

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