Jan 11 2019 Mayor Fischer honors JCPS board chair Diane Porter with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Diane Porter, educator and Jefferson County Public Schools board chair, is the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Jan 7 2019 Mayor Fischer pledges ‘fierce sense of urgency’ in third term, with focus on equity, education and tech development

Mayor Greg Fischer pledged today to bring the same energy, innovation and commitment to his third term as when he first took office in 2011, saying he and his team “are dreaming even bigger, and will move even faster and work even harder in the days ahead.”

Jan 7 2019 Mayor Fischer's prepared remarks for his third inauguration

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks for his third inauguration, Jan. 9, 2019:

 

Thank you.

Thanks to my family: 

My wife Alex and our children – Eleni and Cody, George, Nick, Mary

My siblings, Lynn, Mark, Paul and Chris

My wonderful parents, Mary Lee and George

My mother-in-law Eleni.

And a special recognition for my father-in-law Nick Gerassimides, who peacefully passed away just two weeks ago.

Jan 2 2019 Mayor announces plan for expenditure of mid-year funds to address homelessness

Mayor Greg Fischer gathered today with Metro Council members, other city leaders and community outreach representatives to release Louisville Metro Government’s plan for using mid-year surplus funds to further address the needs of homeless individuals in our community.

The plan was formally presented to Council by the city’s Office of Resilience and Community Services in collaboration with the Coalition for the Homeless.

Dec 27 2018 Mayor Fischer to deliver State of the City on Jan. 17 at Muhammad Ali Center

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he will deliver the 2019 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville.

 The address is traditionally delivered to the Downtown Rotary Club at the start of the new year, in various locations. This year’s site was chosen in part to recognize and celebrate Ali’s birthday.

Dec 21 2018 Inauguration for Mayor Greg Fischer and other local elected officials is set for Jan. 7 at Metro Hall

Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council members and other elected officials will be sworn in for new terms of office during a special inaugural ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Louisville Metro Hall.

Dec 10 2018 Work begins today to move George Prentice statue from outside Main library

Work is beginning today to move the George Dennison Prentice statue from outside the Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch into storage at a city facility on Lexington Road.

Preparation for the move starts today, with the actual move expected on Tuesday.

Dec 6 2018 Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break

Mayor Greg Fischer and other local leaders today reminded families of the many free and low-cost activities to keep students active and engaged during winter break.

Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available during the Jefferson County Public Schools winter break, Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and throughout the month of December.

Dec 3 2018 Mayor Fischer announces expansion of American Printing House for the Blind mobile app to Louisville Metro Hall

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Metro Hall is now equipped with beacons tied to a mobile app to help people who are blind or visually impaired navigate indoor public with audio cues.

The mobile app, Nearby Explorer Online, was developed by Louisville’s American Printing House for the Blind and is available for free on Apple and Android devices.  

Nov 30 2018 Mayor Fischer appoints Lisa Osanka as Director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority

Mayor Greg Fischer today named Lisa Osanka as Director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA), a post she’s held on an interim basis since April.

Nov 15 2018 Crews from Louisville Gas and Electric, as well as public safety agencies around Louisville Metro, work to clean up and restore power

Louisville Metro Emergency Services coordinating with Salvation Army, American Red Cross for overnight shelter

Nov 14 2018 TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker to retire

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker is retiring after nearly 25 years leading the city’s public transportation agency. His last day is Nov.

Nov 13 2018 Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on challenges of technology, equity in the workforce and education

How can the Louisville area ramp up an inclusive, tech-savvy workforce ready to tackle the rapidly developing knowledge economy? That’s one of the key issues bringing together national and local experts and innovators at the 4th annual Tomorrow’s Talent workforce and education summit.

Nov 12 2018 Light Up Louisville returns Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. 

Nov 12 2018 Mayor Fischer, partners announce federal grant to launch trauma resilient community initiative

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials with the University of Louisville and Centerstone Kentucky announced today that the city has been awarded a $5 million, five-year federal grant to launch an initiative to promote resilience and equity for Louisville families and young people most affected by trauma, inequity and violence.