Awards and News


What Works Cities Certification is the National Standard of Excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government. In 2018, Louisville Metro Government received a Silver Certification and in 2019, we leveled up to a Gold Certification.

What Works Cities Silver 2018   What Works Cities Gold 2019

Equipt to Innovate® is an integrated, collaborative framework for building your community's future. To be equipt, a city must build capacity and competence in seven essential elements that define high performance government. In 2018, Louisville was recognized as a Top Performer in the Race-Informed category. In 2019, Louisville was recognized as the Top Performer in the Broadly Partnered category.

Equipt to Innovate 2018Equipt to Innovate 2019



Results for America Case Study: Louisville Goes Lean to Help Low-Income Residents Cover Home Energy Bills     Related Story: LIHEAP program improvements lead to increase in number of low-income households assisted

Results for America: Seattle and Louisville: What two data-driven cities are learning from each other

Bloomberg Philanthropies: What every data-driven mayor needs

Data-Smart City Solutions: Improvements through evaluation in Louisville, KY

Governing: PerformanceStat: A leadership strategy that keeps innovating