Build a Healthier City

​​​​​​​​​​​A healthy city is a strong and resilient city. From ensuring our residents have access to healthy, affordable food to protecting our environment, Councilman Valenzuela is a strong advocate for building a healthy Phoenix.​

  • Councilman Valenzuela, along with Mayor Stanton and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, has led Phoenix toward becoming the healthiest city in the country through his leadership with FitPHX, a citywide initiative. Councilman Valenzuela truly believes that building a healthy city is more than providing bike lanes and fitness equipment, but is also about encouraging residents to live healthy lifestyles, and creating a focus on childhood and adult obesity, nutrition education, access to nutritious food, and wellness-focused worksites. For more information on FitPHX, please visit​
  • Led the effort to bring Phoenix sports teams (Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, and Arizona Rattlers) together to support the Reimagine Phoenix effort.  Reimagine Phoenix is an initiative that aims to divert 40% of the city's trash from our landfills by 2020.  As a result of the Councilman's efforts, the Arizona Diamondbacks held the first-ever almost zero waste Spring Training game.

​​Related statements:

Vice Mayor Valenzuela, Arizona Fair Share Education Fund Urge Valley to Ban Hunger Over the Holidays​​

Phoenix's First Smo​ke-Free Park

FitPHX Launches WalkPHX with First Walk at Maryvale Park

​​FitPHX Business Awards Recognize Businesses for Healthy Worksites Training​

National Group Honors Councilman Valenzuela for FitPHX

Vice Mayor Gates and Councilman Valenzuela Host Golf Tourney at Palo Verde

Councilman Valenzuela's Statement Regarding Feds Approval of Access to Care Ordinance

Councilman Valenzuela and Team Awesome Team Up for Second Annual Food Drive

Councilman Valenzuela's Statement on Access to Care Ordinance