March 6, 2023
Crossville and Kilpatrick welcomed the Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative (ENI) on March 6, 2023. Crossville, with 1,620 residents, and Kilpatrick, an unincorporated community, in Dekalb County are two of fifteen communities across the state participating in ENI. The program will equip neighbors and community partners to address the pandemic-related issues of today while building capacity to deal with the health and quality of life challenges of tomorrow.
Crossville Café hosted the lively ENI kickoff celebration. Several local leaders, citizens, and ENI representatives gathered for the event. The kickoff featured welcome remarks, a motivational message, and refreshments.
“Crossville is my home and my hope for the community and myself is that we reach the goals we set for ourselves. I am eager to be a part of the ENI team and represent my town and I can’t wait to see how our town benefits in all aspects,” said Crossville Community Liaison, Emily Simpson.
Crossville and Kilpatrick residents will join ENI’s Crossville and Kilpatrick Advisory Groups and Youth Community Councils. Together, the groups will work to improve health outcomes for their towns. Among other projects, they will draft a health equity plan. They will also create a “healing zone” in their community. “Healing zones” are natural and recreation spaces for improving physical and mental health.
“The Crossville and Kilpatrick communities are unique, and we are excited to be working with them. We hope to assist in their commitment to the continued growth of the community and the betterment of their residents,” said Dr. Arturo Menefee.
Dr. Earl Suttle of Leadership Success International fired up Crossville and Kilpatrick residents in attendance. His motivational message encouraged Crossville and Kilpatrick residents to “master stress for better success.” His remarks aimed to empower residents to strengthen their physical and mental health.
Connect with us to learn more about what Crossville and Kilpatrick residents of all ages achieve through ENI. Follow along on the ENI blog and social media pages to learn more. We can’t wait to learn alongside this wonderful community!
If you’re interested in connecting with ENI, email the Crossville and Kilpatrick community liaisons: