New Southwest Suburban Health Department Set to Boost Public Health Services in Greenfield and West Allis

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

The Greenfield Health Department has announced its merger with the West Allis Health Department to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This decision was made to consolidate public health services for both communities and provide more efficient and comprehensive services.

The merger received approval from the common councils of both cities, establishing a unified entity that will offer better public health services. The Southwest Suburban Health Department will be governed by a joint board of health under an intergovernmental agreement for a five-year term, with funding provided by both cities as well as state health grants.

Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis expressed his confidence in the merger, highlighting the long-standing collaborative relationship between the two departments. He stated, “The creation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department allows us to more strategically and effectively meet the needs of our communities through a collaborative and efficient approach.”

Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, also emphasized the benefits of the merger, stating, “By unifying our public health department with West Allis, we can streamline and focus our delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents we serve.” This move reflects both cities’ commitment to providing top-quality health services to their communities through collaboration and efficiency.

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