Jul 20 2017 Kenan Charitable Trust invests over $5 million to boost life outcomes for young black men in Louisville and Lexington

Cities United joins national partners to support creation of new young leaders fellowships

Today, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced more than $5 million in new funding over the next three years to improve the life outcomes of young Black men and boys aged 16-25.

Jul 12 2017 Mayor Fischer celebrates opening of Angie's Home Cooking Family Restaurant in the Parkland Neighborhood

Mayor Fischer today celebrated the grand opening of Angie’s Home Cooking Family Restaurant with community members and other civic leaders.

Jul 11 2017 Jefferson Community & Technical College, Code Louisville Partner to Help Students Gain Technology Jobs

Building upon their own successes, two of the city’s major players in Louisville’s IT education marketplace have cracked the code of how to strengthen their students’ work-ready skills.

Jefferson Community & Technical College and Code Louisville announced today a collaboration that provides Jefferson students credits for courses completed through the Code Louisville web development program.

Jul 6 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks for Capturing Ali's Spirit: Creating a city of peace and safety

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks from Capturing Ali's Spirit: Creating a City of Peace and Safety on July 6, 2017 at the Muhammad Ali Center:

 

Jul 6 2017 Mayor Fischer details comprehensive, six-point crime plan, outlines call to action

Speaking to hundreds of community and civic leaders during an I Am Ali Festival event this evening, Mayor Fischer outlined the many factors contributing to a recent spike in homicides in Louisville and the nation’s other largest cities -- including gangs, drugs and an unprecedented number of guns on the streets.

Jun 30 2017 Resilient Louisville effort to start with focus on education, racial equity, economy and sustainability

Louisville’s resilience efforts will initially focus on strengthening education, racial equity, economic development and sustainability throughout the city — challenges identified in partnership with more than 200 citizens, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jun 29 2017 Louisville already experiencing impact of California travel ban, Mayor says

Louisville is already experiencing a negative economic impact from California’s decision last week to ban state-funded travel to Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer said today.

In a news conference at the Waterfront, Mayor Fischer, Karen Williams, President and CEO of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, COO for Greater Louisville Inc.; and other business and community leaders outlined concerns about the ban’s impact on the city’s tourism industry.

Jun 26 2017 Forbes names Louisville No. 1 city for manufacturing

Citing a resurgence in the auto industry, Forbes magazine has named Louisville as the No. 1 city in the U.S. where manufacturing is thriving. Since 2011, manufacturing employment in the Louisville-area has grown 30.2 percent, bringing the employment total to 83,300 jobs, representing 12.41 percent of jobs in the local economy.

Jun 22 2017 Mayor Fischer's June 16 update on public safety efforts

Jun 20 2017 Mayor Fischer to discuss public safety, crime, community involvement during “I Am Ali” Festival

The Muhammad Ali Center has announced that Mayor Greg Fischer will deliver a major keynote address on Thursday, July 6, as part of the Center’s inaugural “I Am Ali” Festival.

Jun 7 2017 Louisville Forward, Greater Louisville Inc., share recognition as top economic development groups for 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and Kent Oyler, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., today announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic development organization, and Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), the city’s chamber of commerce, have been jointly recognized as Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2016 by Site Selection magazine. 

Jun 5 2017 NAGC names Louisville's Chris Poynter 2017 Communicator of the Year

The National Association of Government Communicators has selected Chris Poynter, director of communications for the Office of the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, as its 2017 Communicator of the Year.

May 22 2017 Mayor Fischer announces Cultural Pass, Summer Reading and other summer learning opportunities for youth, teenagers

As school wraps up for the summer, Mayor Greg Fischer is reminding parents and caregivers that there are plenty of learning opportunities for Louisville students of all ages over the next three months.

May 19 2017 Mayor's Music & Art Series returns on May 23

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series returns to the Mayor’s Gallery on May 23 with a new feature: conversations with artists of multiple disciplines.

The first event in the artist speaker series will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 23, when Mayor Greg Fischer will talk with artists Daniel Bodner and Braylyn Stewart about recent projects and their creative process, specifically working in the public realm.

May 15 2017 One-stop Manufacturing Career Center in Louisville makes 1,000th job placement

Center helping job seekers, employers connect during manufacturing boom

Tony Crawford says his life has “taken a big turn for the better” since landing a production job at Louisville’s Bigelow Tea, and he credits a training program offered by the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center.