Jan 27 2020 Louisville Census Office celebrates grand opening

censusMayor Greg Fischer today joined U.S. Census Bureau representatives and community leaders to officially open the Louisville Census office.

Jan 21 2020 Mayor appoints Sabeen Nasim as Director of the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Sabeen Nasim as Director of the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization, which works to implement new strategies to engage and welcome Louisville’s international community.

Jan 15 2020 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against JUUL for its role in fueling vaping crisis that has kids addicted to nicotine

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc., the largest manufacturer and seller of e-cigarettes and vaping products, for its role in fueling the community health crisis of nicotine addiction, especially among young people. 

Jan 15 2020 Louisville Metro Government opens second Wellness Center for employees and dependents

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped cut the ribbon on a second Wellness Center for Louisville Metro Government employees and their dependents. The center, located at 6127 Airport Hotels Blvd. off Fern Valley Road, is managed by Concentra and provides annual physicals, urgent care and primary care needs to employees with Louisville Metro Government insurance. Additionally, the new center offers access to a dietician, x-ray and physical therapy services.

Jan 14 2020 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other community leaders today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents.

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 19 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2019.

Jan 9 2020 Mayor Fischer honors civil rights pioneer Mattie Jones with the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that nationally renowned civil rights and social justice activist Mattie Jones is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Jan 8 2020 Mayor Fischer, community partners, urge residents to be counted in 2020 Census

With the 2020 U.S. Census less than 90 days away, Mayor Fischer today rallied with community partners working to help ensure a complete and proper count of all Louisville residents.

Jan 6 2020 Mayor and Council proposing property tax change to fight neighborhood displacement

Mayor Greg Fischer and several Metro Council members are proposing changes to the city’s property tax moratorium program that would enhance anti-displacement efforts in neighborhoods experiencing rapid investment.

Dec 30 2019 Mayor Fischer and Gov. Beshear join Rep. Yarmuth to announce $1.5 million federal grant allowing YouthBuild Louisville to expand its services for ‘Opportunity Youth’

Gov. Andy Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer joined U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth today in announcing that YouthBuild Louisville is receiving a $1.5 million grant from the U.S.

Dec 27 2019 Mayor Fischer, Congressman Yarmuth announce new $4 million grant for Beecher Terrace project in Russell

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Dec 23 2019 Mayor bullish on Louisville’s momentum, sees economic, cultural renaissance continuing into 2020

From the renaming of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to multi-million dollar investments at Ford and UPS, to a greater focus on growing tech talent, Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined the city’s many achievements in 2019 and looked ahead to progress and momentum continuing into 2020.

Dec 19 2019 Mayor appoints Tameka Laird as Director of the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience & Community Services

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Tameka Laird as Director of the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience & Community Services (RCS), which works to fight poverty and promote compassion, stability and empowerment for residents and communities.

She replaces Eric Friedlander, who led the office for four years before Gov. Andy Beshear named him Acting Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services.

Dec 12 2019 Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined multiple organizations to announce fun, educational opportunities for children and families throughout the community during the holiday season. Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available for local youth looking for productive things to do during the upcoming Jefferson County Public Schools winter break December 23-January 6.

Dec 12 2019 Mayor and Council agree on new funding to reverse “no collection-no delay” holiday rules set out during budget discussions

Louisville Metro Government is reversing a policy that had suspended residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection within the Urban Services District on four holidays, due to citywide budget cuts for 2020 Fiscal Year.

Although the policy was implemented on Labor Day, Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration and Metro Council have worked out an agreement to split the estimated $70,000 for services on the other three holidays, beginning with New Year’s Day.

Dec 5 2019 Louisville again earns 100 on Human Rights scorecard

For the fifth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard.

The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.