Mayors Wellness Campaign

The Borough of Franklin Lakes is located in a primarily residential area of northwest Bergen County comprised of approximately 11,000 residents. As evidenced by its name, the Borough enjoys the benefit of rolling hills, lakes and streams, parks, recreation facilities and natural open spaces for the passive and active enjoyment of its residents and neighbors. The Borough has active group activities spanning all ages including youth recreation programs, community center activities, organized special events, and an active senior citizen organization.

When community wellness became a priority in 2012, the Borough began to better organize and publicize its wellness programs. By January 2014, the Borough added new programs and initiatives under the coordination of the new position of “Mayors Wellness Coordinator,” as appointed by the Mayor.

Now fully operational, the Mayors Wellness Campaign coordinates programs throughout the year that are designed to promote healthy activities and well-being in the Franklin Lakes community. The goal of this campaign is to increase opportunities for residents of all age groups, from youth to seniors, to participate in physical activity with a long-term goal of improving health.

Franklin Lakes Named a "New Jersey Healthy Town"

On February 23, 2015 the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute announced that two municipalities, Franklin Lakes and Englewood, and their mayors, Frank Bivona and Frank Huttle, III, respectively, have been designated as this year's "New Jersey Healthy Towns" by the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Click here for a copy of the Borough's New Jersey Healthy Town application. Click here to view the press release.