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Welcome to the Promoting

Active Communities Program


Many thanks to the 2014 Promoting Active Communities
(PAC) program participants for another great year!

The 2014 PAC registration is now closed.
The 2015 PAC cycle will begin in early 2015.

Please contact Michelle Snitgen at 517-908-3816 or msnitgen@michiganfitness.org if you would like to be notified
when the 2015 PAC cycle officially launches.

  • What is the Promoting Active Communities Program?
    The Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program is an online assessment and award system. Communities can use the online self-assessment to evaluate their built environments, policies, and programs that support active living. The system also evaluates Complete Streets (CS) policies and implementation and provides a Complete Streets score. Michigan communities that complete the assessment are eligible for an award that recognizes them as an innovative Michigan community making it easier for citizens to lead active lifestyles.

  • Who should complete the PAC assessment?
    Every Michigan city, township, charter township, or village is encouraged to complete a Promoting Active Communities assessment.

  • Why complete the PAC assessment?
    Active living communities support and promote healthy lifestyles, stimulate economic development and attract and retain talent. Active communities are optimal places to live, work, learn and play. Click here to learn more about Active Living Principles.

  • What is involved in the PAC award application process?
    It involves answering questions about your community in the online, interactive Promoting Active Communities assessment. To preview or print the application, visit the Preview the Assessment section.

  • How do communities get started?
    Register to begin completing the PAC assessment for your community. Registration only takes a couple of minutes. Take a look at the Getting Started page for more information on forming a team, using the online assessment and gathering information to complete the assessment.

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The Michigan Fitness Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Promoting Active Communities award winners will now be part of the annual Governorís Fitness Awards Ceremony.

Representatives from communities that complete the PAC assessment will be invited to attend ceremonies at the Capitol and at Ford Field.



Promoting Active Communities is a program of the Michigan Fitness Foundation.