Mayor Fischer invites faith leaders to sign on to new city directory, attend Faith Forum

August 4, 2017

Goal: Creating a tool for better communication and engagement

Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting all local faith leaders to sign on to a new online tool designed to better connect faith-based organizations with each other and Louisville Metro Government.

 The Mayor’s new Faith Directory also will allow city leaders and staff to communicate information; hear concerns and suggestions; and to establish a list of venues for possible events and programs.

The Mayor will announce the new directory during a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Metro Hall, just before a 1:30 p.m. forum for area faith leaders. All faith leaders are invited to join.

(Sign on to the new directory)

 The Mayor said the new directory is an extension of the city’s #BeThe1 efforts to engage citizens, business leaders and faith organizations in ways to help prevent violence in our community.

 “Our faith leaders are at the forefront of our compassion efforts in Louisville, and they are important partners in sharing and supporting our long-term violence prevention efforts,” the Mayor said. “This directory will create a more sustainable mechanism for communication. We will use it to keep the leaders and their congregations and constituents apprised of what we’re doing, including faith forums and other events where they can share their advice on what else we can be doing.” 

Metro’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is working with the Mayor’s community engagement team and others to establish the directory, which invites faith groups to provide information ranging from their leadership, contact information, available meeting space and location.

Faith leaders can sign on by completing a survey at http://louisvilleky.gov/BeThe1.

For more information or to RVSP for Tuesday’s forum, contact Community Engagement Specialist Althea Jackson at (502) 574-1050, or althea.jackson@louisvilleky.gov.

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