McGregor, a city in central Aitkin County, is a designated Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) community. Their community program is guided by the McGregor On the Move coalition, chaired by Community Education Director, Lisa Kruse, and the school program is guided by the District Wellness Team, also chaired by Lisa.
Aitkin, a city in southern Aitkin County, is a designated State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) community. Their community program is guided by the Aitkin Fit City Committee, an official committee of the City of Aitkin. Visit Fit City Aitkin on the web.
Stacey Durgin is facilitating SHIP efforts, which include Fit City’s SHIP efforts, Active Living, Active School Day, Healthy School Food components and the Aitkin County Good Foods Collaborative.