May 17 2019 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns on Memorial Day

Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion at the Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Monday, May 27th as it returns for a 15th consecutive Memorial Day at Waterfront Park.

May 16 2019 Louisville unveils “Love in the Street” art installation, announces national arts grant award

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community partners for two arts announcements: the awarding of a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the completion of the “Love in the Street” public art installation.

May 6 2019 Mayor honors Outstanding High School Seniors

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored 49 public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom with his annual Kentucky Lottery Outstanding High School Seniors Award. 

This year’s recipients include immigrants from Somalia, Kenya, Bulgaria, Thailand and other countries, along with students who have overcome illness, personal struggles, disabilities and behavioral issues to achieve success.

May 1 2019 New Dixie Highway Project entering critical stage

Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule.

May 1 2019 Mayor Fischer makes annual Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Fla.) Mayor Kent Guinn today made their annual wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

This is the sixth year of the friendly wager between the mayors of the two cities, both of which are steeped in thoroughbred tradition and consider themselves spirited rivals for the status of Horse Capital of the World.  

Apr 25 2019 Mayor Fischer presents austere budget that manages impact of growing state pension obligation while minimizing cuts on most vulnerable
  • Brings businessman’s approach to addressing $35 million deficit after Metro Council rejects revenue proposal
  • Vows to work for additional revenue to prevent worsening cuts as pension tab increases in coming years
Apr 25 2019 Budget key points

Background:

  • City is facing a $35 million shortfall in FY2020, driven largely by the impact of a state pension obligation that is growing by about 12 percent a year.
  • Mayor proposed a revenue plan to avoid drastic cuts; Metro Council rejected that plan.
  • Despite pension challenge, our city has great momentum: 80,000 new jobs, 2700 new businesses, $13 billion in capital.
Apr 25 2019 Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared budget address

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared budget address, April 25, 2019.

Learn more about the proposal here.

 

Thank you. 

Thank you for your service in both a promising and a challenging time.

Apr 24 2019 Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Louisville as an American city best at using data to improve residents’ lives in 2019

Second annual What Works Cities Certification recognizes Louisville for using data and evidence to solve local issues and prepare for future challenges

Apr 24 2019 Mayor Fischer makes multiple appointments to Metro Government leadership

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced promotions for multiple Louisville Metro Government officials who have been running the Louisville Metro Office for Performance Improvement, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development, and Louisville Metro Office for Housing and Community Development on

Apr 24 2019 Mayor’s 2019 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 235,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

With volunteers cleaning neighborhoods, donating bikes to refugees, building beds for local youth and collecting canned goods and personal care items, Mayor Greg Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service made a big impact on the city and amounted to more than 235,000 acts of volunteerism and compassion during the week that ended Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Apr 22 2019 Check Your Blind Spots national tour unites Louisville in addressing diversity & inclusion issues, April 22 - 26

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the city will welcome the CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2019. The national bus tour is made possible by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the country.

Apr 15 2019 City, Google Fiber reach agreement providing for restoration of infrastructure affected by Google Fiber construction

Google Fiber will pay $3.84 million to Louisville Metro Government (LMG) to restore roads and other public rights-of-way affected by its departing service in Louisville.

Apr 10 2019 Give blood with the Red Cross during Mayor Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service

April is National Volunteer Month. The American Red Cross is teaming up with Mayor Greg Fischer to host a special blood drive during the eighth annual Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service. The community is invited to take part in the inaugural Mayor’s Give A Day Blood Drive, Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. 4th St. in Louisville.

Apr 8 2019 Mayor, JCPS kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities across city

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Urban League, community organizations and local youth to kick off Louisville’s participation in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, a week-long initiative to raise violence prevention awareness and strategies for youth, parents, teachers, school personnel and community members to prevent youth violence before it happens.