Dec 19 2019 Mayor appoints Tameka Laird as Director of the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience & Community Services

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Tameka Laird as Director of the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience & Community Services (RCS), which works to fight poverty and promote compassion, stability and empowerment for residents and communities.

She replaces Eric Friedlander, who led the office for four years before Gov. Andy Beshear named him Acting Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services.

Dec 12 2019 Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined multiple organizations to announce fun, educational opportunities for children and families throughout the community during the holiday season. Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available for local youth looking for productive things to do during the upcoming Jefferson County Public Schools winter break December 23-January 6.

Dec 12 2019 Mayor and Council agree on new funding to reverse “no collection-no delay” holiday rules set out during budget discussions

Louisville Metro Government is reversing a policy that had suspended residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection within the Urban Services District on four holidays, due to citywide budget cuts for 2020 Fiscal Year.

Although the policy was implemented on Labor Day, Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration and Metro Council have worked out an agreement to split the estimated $70,000 for services on the other three holidays, beginning with New Year’s Day.

Dec 5 2019 Metro Government recognized with top financial reporting award for ninth consecutive year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Louisville Metro Government the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the ninth year in a row.

Dec 5 2019 Louisville again earns 100 on Human Rights scorecard

For the fifth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard.

The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Dec 3 2019 LMPD, partner agencies receive nearly $1.4 million in funding to expand crime victim services

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, joined by Mayor Greg Fischer and U.S. Rep.

Nov 14 2019 Light Up Louisville pairing with new events to continue city’s holiday tradition

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 39th year this month, outside of Metro Hall at Jefferson Square and Sixth Street.

Nov 14 2019 Light Up Louisville pairing with new events to continue city’s holiday tradition

light upMayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 39th year this month, outside of Metro Hall at Jeffer

Nov 14 2019 FY19 year-end update anticipates revenues and expenses within 1% of budget as audit is finalized

Louisville Metro Government ended the 2019 fiscal year with $4 million more in operations than budgeted, a one-time overage that Mayor Greg Fischer proposes using to accelerate the timing of a new police recruit class, to boost the city’s unassigned fund balance (or Rainy Day Fund), and offset the city’s growing pension obligation through fiscal year 2023.

Nov 8 2019 Mayor Fischer appoints Amy Hess as Chief of Public Services

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Amy Hess as Metro Louisville’s new Chief of Public Services, a role where she will oversee such critical departments as Public Works, Emergency Services, Corrections, Fleet and Facilities, and Animal Services. 

Nov 7 2019 Mayor announces launch of new 501c3, Compassionate Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined representatives from Louisville’s faith, education and business communities to announce the launch of a new 501c3, Compassionate Louisville, an independent organization to oversee and further Louisville’s compassion work. The organization, led by Dr. Muhammad Babar, will build upon the city’s momentum and strengthen its culture of compassion and volunteerism.

Nov 6 2019 Mayor declares Louisville ready for snow season

snow ready Joined by more than 250 members of the Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared that the city is battle ready for the 2019-20 snow season.

Nov 1 2019 Mayor Fischer, veterans' group announce 27 Louisville events to honor veterans

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville today announced the sixth annual Mayor’s Week of Valor — a series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families.  

Oct 31 2019 Trauma Resilient Community work advances with key community partners

More than 50 representatives from 13 key community partners this month have begun training in the Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Model as part of a $5 million, 5-year federal grant to launch an emerging project to promote resilience and equity for Louisville families and young people most affected by trauma, inequity, and violence in west and south Louisville.

Oct 29 2019 Louisville closes $45 million bond sale; maintains strong credit ratings amidst pension challenges

Louisville Metro Government today closed on its sale of $45 million of tax-exempt bonds to Morgan Stanley & Company, with nationally recognized credit rating services S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service again affirming the city’s positive bond ratings of AA+ and Aa1, respectively.