PRESS RELEASE [One Health Spotlighted]


Mayor Nancy Chaney Participates in National League of Cities Conference (USA)


Nov. 5, 2012 (Moscow, Idaho) — *Mayor Nancy Chaney, Moscow, Idaho was recently appointed as one of 15 members of the National League of Cities (NLC) Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending a slate of officers and board members to lead NLC in 2013. Next year's leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1.


Also at the Conference, the NLC University Communities Council (UCC), chaired by Chaney, will showcase NLC's One Health Resolution 2012–17. Guest presenter *Peter Rabinowitz, MD, associate professor in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program at Yale, and affiliate of the international One Health Initiative Advisory Board, will speak about inter-relationships among human, animal, and ecological health and implications for local government.


As noted in NLC’s One Health Resolution 2012–17, “The One Health Initiative is the collaborative objective of multiple disciplines, including the American Medical Association (AMA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), their international counterparts, and environmental organizations, working locally, nationally, and globally to disseminate information about human health, animal health, and environmental health. … Successful adoption and implementation of the One Health Initiative will be predicated on the leadership, communication skills, and cooperation of its advocates.”


Scott Fedale, chair of the City of Moscow Sustainable Environment Commission, states, “I applaud the National League of Cities for engaging in a discussion on the One Health Initiative project.  This initiative promises to expand collaborations and communication across disciplines in all areas of health care for humans, animals and the environment, as well as expanding the base of scientific knowledge in the public health arena."


For more information on the NLC Conference, Chaney’s appointment to the Nominating Committee, or her coordination of the UCC sessions, please contact Chaney at 208.883.7080 or by email at


Story Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor

City of Moscow, 203 E. Third Street, Moscow, Idaho 83843 (USA)

Phone: 208.883.7006



The City of Moscow delivers quality municipal services while ensuring responsible use of resources.

We anticipate and meet the needs of our diverse population in order to build public trust and enhance a sense of community.


[*Note: Mayor Nancy Chaney and Dr. Peter Rabinowitz are members of the Honorary Advisory Board of the One Health Initiative Autonomous Pro Bono Team:

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH]