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Fort Worth making progress toward becoming a Certified Blue Zones Community

Posted April 9, 2018

Blue Zones representatives in Council Chamber
Representatives of new Blue Zones Project approved entities gather at City Hall to be recognized by the City Council.

Five years ago, Fort Worth was selected for something big: to be transformed into a certified Blue Zones Community, where people live longer with a higher quality of life. Fort Worth is currently a Blue Zones Project Demonstration site, working toward certification by the end of 2018.

We’re well on our way with more than 77,000 individual participants and 285 approved worksites, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities so far.

Businesses and organizations that became Blue Zones Project approved during the first quarter of the year were recognized at the April 3 City Council meeting. Included was Tarrant County, the largest county in the country to become a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite.

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Worksites:

  • Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • GE Manufacturing Solutions
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Open Channels Group
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Tarrant County (7 locations)

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Schools

  • Basswood Elementary
  • Kirkpatrick Middle School
  • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Participating Faith-Based Communities

  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Fort Worth

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants

  • Clean Juice
  • The Garden Market
  • Give ‘Em Kale
  • MidiCi the Neopolitan Pizza Company
  • The Chef’s Table at Sheraton Hotel
  • Snappy Salads (South University)

Recently Recognized Participating Organizations

  • BODYBAR Fitness Fort Worth
  • Harvest Ridge HOA
  • Rotary Club of Fort Worth
  • Spay & Neuter Network
  • Tehama Ridge HOA

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PeopleSpring Networking Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. April 20, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, IDEA Works FW, 600 E. Rosedale St.
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Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. April 20, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, 1st Floor, PharmaFab Conference Room 116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. April 21, 2018; Casino Beach Park , 7451 Watercress Drive.

Walking or Caffeinated Town Hall: 10 a.m. April 21, 2018; To be determined.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: noon April 21, 2018; Diamond Hill Community Center , 1701 NE 36th St.

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. April 23, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m. April 23, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Ave.
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Trinity Metro Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. April 23, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Kimbo Road Project Meeting: 6 p.m. April 23, 2018; Bonnie Brae Elementary, 3504 Kimbo Road.

2018 Bond Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 23, 2018; UCC Polytechnic Center, 3100 Avenue I.

Summerfield Maintence Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 23, 2018; Summerglen Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Race and Culture Leadership Training: 9 a.m. April 24, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Multipurpose Room, 501 West Felix Street.
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Disciplinary Appeal of the Termination of Jesse Puga: 9 a.m. April 24, 2018; City Hall Annex, 6th Floor, Training Room 623, 908 Monroe Street.
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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. April 24, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Trinity Metro Notice of Public Hearing: 6 p.m. April 24, 2018; Dunbar High School Auditorium, 5700 Ramey Avenue.
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Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. April 24, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon April 25, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Capital Improvements Advisory Committee for Transportation Impact Fees: 1:30 p.m. April 25, 2018; City Hall, 2nd floor, City Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. April 25, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Trinity Metro Notice of Public Hearing: 6 p.m. April 25, 2018; Tarrant County College South Campus, SSTU, Room 2201, 5301 Campus Drive.
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Rolling Town Hall: 6 p.m. April 25, 2018; Berney Park, 6316 Rosemont Avenue.

Community Development Council Special Called Meeting: 6:15 p.m. April 25, 2018; City Hall, 2nd floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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