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City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and City Council Recognize Michelle Fluke as a Community Contributor

Executive Director of AVPH Honored for Her Work in Public Health

Post Date:07/26/2017

During last night’s City Council Meeting, Michelle Fluke, a public health community advocate, and Executive Director of Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH), was honored for her tireless efforts toward improving the health of the Lancaster community. Fluke is the second Community Contributor chosen by the City of Lancaster as part of its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration.

“Michelle’s ongoing work within our community is deserving of this recognition, due to how beneficial it has been to all who call Lancaster home,” said City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Public health is a core focus of mine, and the wellbeing of our residents is of great importance to the entire City Council; we are delighted to have an individual with such knowledge, passion, and expertise always in our corner. Michelle knows how to take action and cultivate improvements within our community, making her an obvious choice for the Community Contributor designation.”

Fluke not only serves as the Executive Director of AVPH, but is also an active member of the Mayor’s Health and Wellness Council. Michelle and AVPH in partnership with the City of Lancaster, have developed programs for seven Wellness Homes throughout Lancaster. These homes allow community members to participate and become engaged with local health and wellness services, including workshops, classes, and other various activities. In addition, Michelle works closely with the City on a number of health initiatives, one of the most notable being her assistance in the creation of the YOLO (You Only Live Once) Lancaster program. The YOLO Lancaster program addresses and improves community wellness on various levels -- from being active and eating right, to creating and keeping healthy habits.

Michelle has earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration, and has a strong background in the health and wellness industry. Her work throughout the Antelope Valley through community engagement continues to provide residents with invaluable resources, and improve overall quality of life, thus making a considerable positive impact on the residents of Lancaster.

“I’m grateful to Michelle for what she has already accomplished and eager to see what’s next, as I’m confident her contributions will continue with great impact,” said City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.

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