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Mayor hits pause on health committee

Sweet Home's Community Health Committee has become a victim of its own success and will be on pause for the next few months.

"What it looks like to me, is the health committee has been extremely successful in their goals," Mayor Susan Coleman said during the October 10 city council meeting. As a result, she paused the committee until January, 2024.

The committee was established in January 2016 by then-mayor Jim Gourley to address healthcare needs in Sweet Home, with five primary goals: memory care, assisted living, physical therapy, urgent care and behavioral and mental health.

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