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.

Oct 21 2019 Mayor Fischer, Metro Animal Services and advocates celebrate opening of new Animal Shelter

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a state-of-the-art animal shelter at 3516 Ne

Sep 25 2019 Louisville to partner with Bloomberg Philanthropies on innovative early childhood learning initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies, through its What Works Cities initiatives, has selected Louisville as one of five American cities to implement an innovative early childhood education program designed to empower parents and caregivers with tools to support language development at a critical age -- and help children enter kindergarten classroom ready.

Sep 25 2019 Mayor Greg Fischer, Russell: A Place of Promise, Arcadis announce award for Madison Street warehouses

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that global design and consultancy firm Arcadis is donating engineering and design services to Russell: A Place of Promise, in support of its community engagement efforts around vacant warehouses at 3025 W. Madison St.

Sep 23 2019 Louisville Metro launches efforts to reach complete count in the 2020 Census

In recognition of the impact the 2020 Census will have on the city, Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed a municipal Census coordinator and a Municipal Complete Count Committee to work with community groups to ensure a fair and complete count.