Dadeville welcomed the Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative (ENI) on September 14, 2022. The community of 3,098 residents in Tallapoosa County is one of fifteen 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.
Dadeville City Hall 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.
“Dadeville’s ENI kickoff was beyond successful. We were filled with motivation from Dr. Earl Suttle’s message as it lit a fire for me and the community. I received numerous calls and messages from attendees asking what they can do to help, which is so encouraging,” said Dadeville’s Community Liaison, Teneeshia Goodman-Johnson.
Dadeville residents will join ENI’s Dadeville Advisory Group and Youth Community Council. Together, the groups will work to improve health outcomes for their town. Among other projects, they will draft a health equity plan. They will also create a “healing zone” in the community. “Healing zones” are natural and recreation spaces for improving physical and mental health.
“The Dadeville community and its residents 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 ENI project leader Dr. Arturo Menefee.
Dr. Earl Suttle of Leadership Success International fired up Dadeville residents in attendance. His motivational message encouraged Dadeville 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 Dadeville 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 Dadeville’s community liaison, Teneeshia Goodman-Johnson, at email@example.com