The Raleigh Weighs In Campaign is a 60-day weight loss and healthy living challenge created by Meeker.
The mayor said he wants to increase awareness of the many local facilities and opportunities that can help people achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
"There are many opportunities in Raleigh to be active," Meeker said. "In addition to a multitude of greenways and city parks, there are also plenty of outstanding fitness centers in the area. I am delighted to be an integral part of promoting a healthier Raleigh."
The campaign will focus on getting the residents of Raleigh to shed as many pounds as possible over the next 60 days.
Area sponsors have weigh-in sites throughout the city to assist participants keep track of their efforts, and many activities are scheduled throughout the next 60 days to increase the success of participants.