Barnstable is one of 11 communities to earn the "Healthy by Design" Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association.
Town Manager Thomas Lynch will accept the award on behalf of the town at a ceremony at the State House on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
“These 11 communities provide great examples of what can be accomplished when communities incorporate health into planning and community development,” said Maddie Ribble, Interim Executive Director with the Massachusetts Public Health Association. “These are the kinds of changes that will make it easier for residents to lead healthy lifestyles.”
Barnstable earned the recognition for mixed-use development that kept historic touches in downtown Hyannis. The MPHA also recognized town for the walking paths between Main Street Hyannis to Hyannis Harbor.