May 24, 2024 12:49 am
Greenfield and West Allis health departments to consolidate

The Greenfield Health Department and the West Allis Health Department will soon be merging to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This consolidation of public health services aims to provide more efficient and comprehensive services to the communities of West Allis and Greenfield. The common councils of both cities have approved the merger, creating a unified entity that will deliver a more strategic and effective approach to meeting the needs of residents.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department will operate under an intergovernmental agreement for a five-year term, with a joint board of health overseeing its operations. Funding for the department will come from both cities as well as state health grants. Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis highlighted the long-standing collaboration between the two departments, emphasizing the benefits of formalizing their mutual approach through the creation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department.

Mayor Michael Neitzke of Greenfield echoed these sentiments, mentioning that the merger will enable a more streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents. With this new department, residents can expect better coordination and communication between public health officials in both cities, leading to more efficient delivery of essential services.

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