Longview mayor putting together task force to fight fat

Longview mayor Jay Dean wants to make sure Longview residents are as healthy as can be.

The mayor is putting together a task force to help promote fitness in the community. The program is funded by a $80,000 state grant.

Mayor Dean hopes the program will help Longview become a fit city.

"We want to be a lean mean working machine here in Longview, and we want to promote that. We want to help people that are seeking the help and it's educational."

The mayor is planning on adding exercise equipment to some city walking trails.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com