Clavin “Bikes to Work,” Teams With CSEA Local 880 to Promote Employee Health and Fitness Day – Unveils New Bike Lockers at Town Facility
In recognition of National Employee Health and Fitness Day, Hempstead Town Receiver Don Clavin joined with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, CSEA Local 880 President Theresa Kohutka and Public Safety Employee/Bike Enthusiast Ed Powers to announce a new healthy initiative for employees and taxpayers. During a news conference, Clavin unveiled new bike lockers and a bike rack for those looking to ride their bikes to work at 200 North Franklin Street in Hempstead. To kick off the health and wellness initiative, Clavin rode his own bike to work and utilized one of the bike lockers.
According to medical reports, daily exercise, including biking, can help reduce stress and enhance confidence. The new bike lockers will encourage workers to use their bikes for their commute or utilize their bikes during a lunch break for daily exercise. A new bike rack will also be available.
Clavin expressed his hope that this biking initiative at the tax office building will stir up interest at other town facilities. He intends to work with CSEA Local 880 to help facilitate additional bike lockers and/or racks if employees express interest.
“Our dedicated CSEA workforce deserves all the tools possible to ensure a healthy lifestyle,” Clavin said. “By recognizing National Employee Health and Fitness Day, we’re showing our support for the health and wellness of our hard-working employees. Hopefully the new bike lockers will encourage more people to take their bikes to work, especially as the warm weather approaches.”