Jan 5 2018 Mayor names Chris Seidt as city’s new Director of Information Technology

Chris Seidt

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Chris Seidt as Director of Information Technology. 

Jan 5 2018 Mayor’s Communications Director, Chris Poynter, accepts new private sector position

Deputy Director, Jean Porter, to become new director

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that his office’s Communications Director, Chris Poynter, has accepted a new position with the Brown-Forman Corp. as Public Relations and Partnership Manager for Woodford Reserve.

Jan 4 2018 Mayor Fischer's 2018 State of the City address

Mayor Greg Fischer delievered the 2018 State of the City address on Jan. 4, 2018, at the South Central Regional Library in Okolona. Below are his prepared remarks:

 

Thank you. 

Dec 27 2017 Mayor Fischer to deliver State of the City on Jan. 4 at South Central Regional Library

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he will deliver the 2018 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 4 at the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona.

The address is traditionally delivered to the Downtown Rotary Club at the start of the new year, in various locations.

Dec 27 2017 Construction Begins to Create ‘New Dixie Highway’; Safer, More Efficient Travel through Major Corridor

Mayor Fischer, U.S. Dept. of Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao celebrate kickoff

A major project to improve safety along one of the city’s most traveled highways began a new phase today, as Mayor Greg Fischer and U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the construction kickoff of the New Dixie Highway Project. 

Dec 18 2017 Mayor announces task force to review policies in dealing with homeless encampments

Mayor Fischer announced today that he is creating a task force to review city policies and procedures in dealing with homeless encampments.

The new Homeless Encampment Task Force will be led by Eric Friedlander, the city’s Chief Resilience Officer, and will include representatives from the Coalition for the Homeless, St. John’s Center, LMPD, Metro Corrections and Metro’s Office for Resilience and Community Services.

Dec 15 2017 New episode of Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast focuses on sustainability

Mayor Greg Fischer today released a new episode of his podcast focused on the city’s sustainability efforts, days after the release of a city Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

“I’m pleased that sustainability and resilience are part of the everyday discussion here at Metro, and when we think about policy and when we talk with businesses and workforce,” Mayor Fischer said. “It’s integrated into everything we do in Metro Government, and I think that’s where it needs to be.”

Dec 11 2017 Mayor Fischer announces steps to explore Louisville’s history and values through public art and monuments

Process will set principles to ensure art showcases community values

In an effort to ensure Louisville’s public art and monuments not only tell our history but also showcase our community values, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced steps to establish principles for such works, while creating additional opportunities for artists to explore issues of race, discrimination, xenophobia and values.

Dec 7 2017 Louisville Metro plans study of government facility needs

Review will include review of LMPD headquarters, Fiscal Court building

Dec 6 2017 LMPD strategies show progress on violent crime

There is work still to do, Chief cautions in report to Metro Council

Chief Steve Conrad appeared before the Louisville Metro Council Public Safety Committee Wednesday to update the work his officers are doing to combat crime in Louisville.

Dec 5 2017 City to explore new site for LMPD impound lot

Louisville Metro Government announced today that it is beginning the process of exploring alternative locations for the Louisville Metro Police Impound lot.

Nov 29 2017 Bonds sold for Butchertown soccer stadium district development

A milestone was reached today in the development of a soccer stadium district on about 35 underutilized acres in Butchertown.

Nov 27 2017 Louisville Metro budget balanced for Fiscal Year 2016-17

Increased revenues largely offset public safety related expenditures

Louisville Metro Government has ended the 2016-2017 fiscal year with a balanced budget while also growing the “Rainy Day Fund” to $68.9 million, up from $67.9 million, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. 

Nov 21 2017 Construction to begin on redevelopment of Colonial Gardens

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Council members to announce that construction is scheduled to begin on the $5 million redevelopment of historic Colonial Gardens in south Louisville.

The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-square-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding three new, one-story buildings for a total of 18,000-square-feet that will share a common patio and garden area.

Nov 17 2017 Mayor Fischer interviews longtime Courier-Journal reporter Sheldon Shafer in latest podcast episode

In the latest episode of his podcast, Mayor Greg Fischer turns the journalism table and interviews Sheldon Shafer, who is retiring from The Courier-Journal after 45 years.