Greenfield and West Allis health departments to consolidate

The consolidation of public health services for the communities of West Allis and Greenfield is set to take place with the formation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department. The merger was approved by the common councils of both cities, creating a unified entity that aims to deliver more efficient and comprehensive public health services.

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, ensuring that it can deliver a more strategic and effective approach to meeting the needs of the public in these communities.

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.

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