About Us Overview

2024 Update: We are thrilled to announce that as part of our commitment to growth and clarity in our mission, we have officially changed our name from The Mayors Health and Fitness Council to The Mayors Health and Well-Being Council.

While our name may have changed, our dedication to making Austin the healthiest community in the nation remains steadfast. We are excited about this new chapter and look forward to continuing our journey with you.


The Mayor’s Health & Well-Being Council (MHWC), previously known as The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2004. Its vision is for Austin to be the healthiest community in the country. Its mission is to support and inspire people to improve their health by encouraging physical activity, improved nutrition, health education & preventative services, and tobacco-free living.

The council is focused on providing community connections, building alliances & supporting the implementation of best practices and programs to improve health & well-being and truly affect positive change to healthy lifestyles.

In The News


Austin Fit Magazine

Austin Fit Magazine covered the 2018 Mayor’s Healthiest Workplaces and Schools Awards ceremony.

Click here for a copy of the article