Agriculture around Mt.Vernon, with its grain products and supporting businesses, has been the foundation of this city's existence and growth. Although, in recent years, through the industrialization of the Ohio River Valley, our area's interests and focus has also focused in additional directions. Today, we are not only an agriculture community but we have industries that range from precision machined parts to nuclear components to high end polymers production.
Almost 18,000 stakeholders contribute to Clean Cities' goals and accomplishments through participation in nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions across the country. Private companies, fuel suppliers, local governments, vehicle manufacturers, national laboratories, state and federal government agencies, and other organizations join together under Clean Cities to implement alternative-transportation solutions in their communities.
Our mission is to work with our community partners to: Protect against and prevent the spread of disease. Protect against environmental hazards. Promote and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors. Respond to disasters and assure preparedness to achieve and maintain the best public health for our community. For more information, please view our Health Department web page listed under County Offices.