Each year, the TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool’s Healthy County program recognizes the most enthusiastic and innovative county wellness coordinator or sponsor. Nominations are being accepted for the Iris Stagner Award until Jan. 28, 2019. The recipient will be announced and honored at the annual Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 20-22 in Georgetown.
Iris Stagner, for whom the award is named, was the Palo Pinto County health and wellness coordinator for four years and had spent more than 20 years motivating her colleagues, friends and family through running and cycling. Stagner’s life was tragically cut short when she was struck by a motorist while riding her bike outside Mineral Wells on Sept. 17, 2012. Her legacy of living and promoting a healthy lifestyle, however, lives on and continues to inspire.
Nominations for the Iris Stagner Award are evaluated based on the nominee’s ability to meet the vision of the Healthy County program, success in motivating employees to participate in Healthy County initiatives, organization and planning of health-related activities, and gaining leadership support for wellness programs throughout the county.
The award program highlights a county’s commitment to worksite wellness and its efforts to create a good-health culture for its employees. It also recognizes the value of a county’s wellness programs and honors the volunteers who help make them successful.
To nominate your county’s Wellness Coordinator or Sponsor, complete the Iris Stagner Award Nomination Form by Jan. 28, 2019.