From The Mayor

HeadshotWelcome to the Corpus Christi Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC) website!

I am so glad that you have chosen to visit this website and learn all that the MFC has in store for our wonderful city and its residents.

In 2012, the MFC adopted a Community Action Plan promising collaboration with community leaders to develop and implement policy and environmental improvement strategies that will help the healthy choice be the easy and natural choice for all residents. From increasing the number of miles of hike and bike trails and lanes to expanding access to healthy foods, the MFC is working towards putting an end to the various types of chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, cancer) in our community.

A recent initiative of the MFC is a grant program for the development of community gardens throughout Corpus Christi. The Mayor’s Fitness Council will continue building on the success of community gardens, like those in Lindale and Douden Parks. These small grants will help schools, churches and small neighborhood groups grow their own vegetables that will be easily accessible to their community.

It is one of my goals to stay fit and well through good nutrition and proper exercise. I encourage and challenge you to do the same! Please visit this site often to see how you can work with the MFC to keep moving our community forward in our efforts to keep healthy. ¡Adelante!

Nelda Martinez

Mayor, Corpus Christi, TX