NEWS RELEASE   2/7/2011

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THE CITY OF FLINT BECOMES A PARTNER CITY
The City Of Flint Becomes A Partner City
In First Lady Michelle Obama’s
“Let’s Move” Initiative
First Lady to host conference call with Mayor Dayne Walling
Tuesday, February 8


Flint, Michigan – February 7, 2011– In recognition of the 1 year anniversary of the Let’s Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will host a series of conference calls with national and community leaders from Let’s Move! communities.

On Tuesday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m Mrs. Obama will speak to mayors from around the country including Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. The First Lady will detail what has been accomplished, share best practices, and discuss the Let’s Move! campaign’s next phase.

The City of Flint just recently became a Let’s Move! partner city. “We have joined with the Crim Fitness Foundation to become a partner city in the Let's Move! campaign,” said Mayor Walling. “Let’s Move! is focused on reducing childhood obesity, I am looking forward to working with Mrs. Obama’s initiative in our efforts to create a more physically fit community of children and families.”

Members of the media are invited to listen in on the conference call. Media wishing dial-in must RSVP to firstladypress@who.eop.gov by Monday, February 7th at 5:00 PM ET. Press must submit their full name, media outlet, phone number and e-mail with their RSVP.
For more information contact Dawn Jones at (810) 237-2039 or dfjones@cityofflint.com

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