Feb 20 2018 Mayor Fischer advises citizens of proposed Anchorage-Middletown East fire district merger

 Mayor Greg Fischer’s office announced today that the Anchorage and Middletown East Fire Districts have filed a merger petition with the Jefferson County Clerk’s office.

The Mayor’s office received a letter about the proposed merger, and is releasing it publicly to ensure that Middletown and Anchorage property owners are aware of the proposal, which could result in a property tax increase in the newly merged entity.

Feb 12 2018 Mayor Fischer traveling to India to promote Louisville

Will tout the city’s compassion work and economic development momentum, and visit with the Dalai Lama

Mayor Greg Fischer is taking part in a 10-day trip to India, organized by the international Strong Cities Network (SCN), that will include a visit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Feb 8 2018 Mayor Fischer, Louisville Metro Animal Services celebrate history-making 2017

City’s only open intake shelter achieves no-kill status for time or space

Jan 30 2018 Louisville Resilience seeks public input through web-based survey

The Louisville Resilience team is asking citizens to complete a short web-based survey to help craft the city’s strategy for withstanding “shocks and stresses,” such as economic downturns and natural disasters. 

Jan 22 2018 Free tax preparation for residents available in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Council members and other leaders today announced the opening of free tax preparation sites across Louisville that will provide federal and state income tax assistance to eligible residents.

Jan 22 2018 Mayor Fischer urges used laptop computer donations for public housing residents

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged citizens, businesses and nonprofits to donate used laptop computers during the Computer Donation Day on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the new South Central Regional Library.

Donated laptop computers will have all data wiped and be refurbished by Fern Creek High School students in a program highlighted by Mayor Fischer on Jan. 4 in the annual State of the City address.

Jan 8 2018 Mayor Fischer honors Rev. Charles Elliott Jr. with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Recipient chosen based on values that best espouse the ideals of Dr. King.

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott Jr., a longtime civic advocate in Louisville, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

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.