City of Des Moines Employee Wellness Program
Wellness Committee

Vision and Mission Statement

 

Vision: To engage city employees in personal wellness and healthy lifestyles.

 

Mission: We will strive to provide integrated programs and resources that promote a culture of health and wellness which lead to heightened personal performance and reduced health expenditures.

We shall also strive for…

 

Programs customized to suit the culture of our organization varied enough to meet the needs and preferences of different segments of the City’s workforce

 

Ongoing communication to the City’s workforce through strategically placed bulletin boards at work locations, individual email messages, check stuffers and through department champions talking with their peers about program offerings and encouraging participation

 

Programming that is comprehensive, integrated and diversified as wellness programs work best when they span a wide range of activities

 

Celebration of individual and team achievements

 

Allowing individual departments to tailor their own program and supporting those efforts

 

Philosophy:  Wellness is “striving for health through mind, body and spirit.” Wellness incorporates all aspects of being including social, emotional, environmental, mental, occupational, physical, and spiritual.


Committee Members

Brian Becker -

Heather Brady - Human Resources

David Colvig -

Ann DiDonato -

Barry Garland -

Jon Hobbs -

Kyle Huber -

Carrie Kruse -

Penny Orewiler -

Glory Parks -

Lisa Pederson - Human Resources

Matt Porter -

Dan Ritter -

Warren Steinkamp -

Shelly Tyler - City Clerk

Cathy Whitfield -