Unified Approach: Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments Merge to Form Southwest Suburban Health Department.

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

The merger of the Greenfield Health Department with 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, establishing a unified entity that will better serve the needs of residents.

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 the long-standing collaborative relationship between the two departments. He added that this move will allow them to more strategically and effectively meet the needs of their communities through a more streamlined and focused approach to public health services.

Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, also emphasized the benefits of the merger, stating that it will allow for a more efficient delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents they serve. 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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