Eau Claire is making national headlines for having one of the healthiest communities in the country.

On Wednesday, the National Civic League announced the finalists for the 2014 All-American City awards. It's a list of the top 25 healthy communities in the country. Eau Claire made it. In order to be recognized on the list this year, the cities had to focus on addressing issues like obesity, fitness, healthy eating and disease prevention. City Manager Russ Van Gompel said Leadership Eau Claire worked with city staff on organizing information for the application, and submitting it to the NCL. Eau Claire had never applied for the awards before.


Original article and video by Andrew Fefer, WEAU.

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