City of Climax
Climax is the highest point on the railroad between Savannah, Georgia, and the Chattahoochee River. The town was laid out and named in 1883 after a branch rail line was built to Chattahoochee, Florida. Later, a second branch rail line was built to Amsterdam, Georgia. The town served as a rail junction and an agricultural community for many years, but was not incorporated until August 11, 1905. It flourished, with businesses, churches, a school, hotels and services needed to sustain the community. With the coming of paved highways and the cutback of rail services, the town's economic strength declined.
Climax Receives GMA GMEBS Life & Health Insurance Fund Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grant
City of Climax has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designated to enhance the health and wellbeing of city employees and family members.
Awards are made to members of the GMA GMEBS Life and Health Insurance Fund, underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, based on a city's commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.
As part of the grant process, the city designated a Health Promotion Champion to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend Local Government Risk Management Services' (LGRMS) Health Promotion Champion Training workshop.
Workplace wellbeing programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. The GMA offers wellbeing services to all member cities through LGRMS, a not-for-profit agency operated jointly with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
Employees will be offered a confidential health assessment program using a Health Risk Appraisal, with blood pressure screening and health improvement feedback. Glenda Worsham said, "We are pleased that GMA recognizes our interest in employee health and in managing health care costs. This grant will help us provide new programs to our staff and their families."
The GMA-GMEBS is available to all Georgia Municipal Association members. Currently, several cities, authorities, and regional commissions participating in the GMA-GMEBS are eligible to apply for the Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants on an annual basis. GMA is pleased to support Climax in this important endeavor.
Our vision for the City of Climax is that we will attract new businesses by providing improved infrastructure and additional cultural facilities to benefit citizens of all ages.