Mar 13 2020 Mayor Fischer, local faith leaders call for community's help to fight coronavirus

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged local churches, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship to aid in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by cancelling religious services.

Mar 13 2020 Louisville Metro’s Office of Resilience and Community Services announces plans to provide meals during pandemic response

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience & Community Services today announced plans to provide meals for seniors ages 60 and older while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 12 2020 Mayor, Health Director provide update on COVID-19 in city

Mayor Greg Fischer today updated the media on the latest impact of COVID-19 in Louisville and announced new, stricter restrictions on events and public gatherings.

Mar 11 2020 Mayor, Health Director provide update on COVID-19 in city

Mayor Greg Fischer, Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), and Dr.

Mar 10 2020 Mayor, officials and local external partners outline COVID-19 precautions

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials today met with roughly 70 local stakeholders and external partners to outline the latest information on the city’s preparedness work related to COVID-19.

Mar 9 2020 Mayor and officials outline ongoing plans to respond to Louisville’s first COVID-19 case

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined the latest information on the city’s preparedness efforts related to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Mar 6 2020 Mayor Fischer launches 10th season of SummerWorks

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the start of the 2020 SummerWorks season alongside JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio, District 24 Councilwoman Madonna Flood, and others at the Class Act Federal Credit Union branch at Southern High School.

Feb 28 2020 Mayor, community partners proclaim March 1-7 Louisville Census Awareness Week

Events through the week will urge participation in the 2020 U.S. Census

Feb 27 2020 Mayor, Health Director provide update on COVID-19, stressing there are no cases in Louisville or Kentucky

Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr.

Feb 24 2020 Mayor calls for reforms at TARC to address allegations raised against ex-director

At today’s meeting of TARC’s Board of Directors and its interim executive directors, Mayor Greg Fischer called for several changes at the transit agency to address issues raised in recent harassment allegations against the agency’s former Executive Director, Ferdinand Risco. 

Feb 21 2020 Louisville Metro Government reaches agreement for Crescent Hill Golf Course

 Louisville Metro Government has reached an agreement with Kentucky Golf Hall of Famer George “Moe” Demling to operate Crescent Hill Golf Course.

Feb 13 2020 Citing strong economy, city forecasts higher-than-expected revenue in FY20; long-term budget challenges remain

Would provide temporary relief from new cuts in FY21, but not enough recurring revenue to restore FY20 cuts or address long-term challenges

Presenting a half-year budget update to Metro Council today, the city’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) echoed two points that Mayor Greg Fischer made a week ago in in his annual State of the City address:  1) Louisville’s economy is strong; and 2) long-term budget challenges, caused largely by an increasing state pension obligation, continue.

Feb 6 2020 Mayor Fischer: State of the City remains strong


With a focus on our youth, he urges deeper investment to secure a bright and hopeful future for all

Delivering his 10th annual State of the City address from the new Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, Mayor Greg Fischer today reflected on the city’s economic growth and achievements, as well as the systemic challenges facing our city, state and nation, and the steps Louisville must take to realize its full potential.

Feb 6 2020 Mayor Fischer's 2020 State of the City remarks

On Feb. 6, 2020, Mayor Greg Fischer delivered the annual State of the City address at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA:

 

Thank you.

I wanted to deliver my 10th State of the City address here, because this beautiful building symbolizes the evolution of our city, our country and our world.  

The first YMCA of Louisville opened in 1853.

The President was Franklin Pierce. 

Our mayor was James Speed. 

Jan 28 2020 Mayor, UPS sign extension of Metropolitan College program

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined UPS Vice President Tracy Roberts and representatives from the University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College at UPS Worldport today to ceremonially sign a memorandum of association (MOA) for extension of the Metropolitan College program. This partnership provides Metro College participants with employment and tuition-free educational opportunities.