Mar 19 2018 Mayor Fischer, JCPS kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities across Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the kickoff of Louisville’s participation in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, a campaign to boost violence prevention awareness and strategies for youth, parents, teachers, school personnel and community members.

Mar 9 2018 Assistance available for residents impacted by Louisville flooding

Mayor Greg Fischer joined with U of L Football Coach Bobby Petrino today to announce plans for a special flood relief fund to help aid families who have been hit hard by the flooding.

The fund was created with a $100,000 donation from Bobby and Becky Petrino and the Petrino Family Foundation, as part of its #LoveLouisville campaign, and will go to families displaced by the flood, as well as to help people cover some of their clean-up and recovery costs.

Mar 8 2018 Louisville Metro earns 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant

Smart Cities CouncilLouisville Metro is among five recipients of the Smart Cities Council’s 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, which will provide mentoring and tailored products and services to acce

Mar 5 2018 Mayor Fischer to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’ to developing Louisville's talent pipeline

A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018.

“Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.”

Mar 2 2018 Louisville Metro Government earns top budgeting award for fifth consecutive year

Louisville Metro Government has again earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the fifth consecutive year GFOA has granted the award – its highest recognition for government budgeting – to Metro.

Mar 2 2018 Mayor Fischer announces assistance for those needing help with flood cleanup, as well as ways to help

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville residents who need assistance cleaning up from the past week’s flooding can call Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 to get connected with volunteers who are helping with recovery efforts.

Feb 26 2018 Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service.

This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season.

Feb 21 2018 Louisville proposal is a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

 

City receives up to $100,000 for testing phase in competition for Grand Prize for innovative solutions to urgent challenges

Louisville is among 35 Champion Cities announced today as finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face.

Feb 20 2018 Mayor Fischer advises citizens of proposed Anchorage-Middletown East fire district merger

 Mayor Greg Fischer’s office announced today that the Anchorage and Middletown East Fire Districts have filed a merger petition with the Jefferson County Clerk’s office.

The Mayor’s office received a letter about the proposed merger, and is releasing it publicly to ensure that Middletown and Anchorage property owners are aware of the proposal, which could result in a property tax increase in the newly merged entity.

Feb 12 2018 Mayor Fischer traveling to India to promote Louisville

Will tout the city’s compassion work and economic development momentum, and visit with the Dalai Lama

Mayor Greg Fischer is taking part in a 10-day trip to India, organized by the international Strong Cities Network (SCN), that will include a visit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Feb 8 2018 Mayor Fischer, Louisville Metro Animal Services celebrate history-making 2017

City’s only open intake shelter achieves no-kill status for time or space

Jan 30 2018 Louisville Resilience seeks public input through web-based survey

The Louisville Resilience team is asking citizens to complete a short web-based survey to help craft the city’s strategy for withstanding “shocks and stresses,” such as economic downturns and natural disasters. 

Jan 22 2018 Mayor Fischer urges used laptop computer donations for public housing residents

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged citizens, businesses and nonprofits to donate used laptop computers during the Computer Donation Day on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the new South Central Regional Library.

Donated laptop computers will have all data wiped and be refurbished by Fern Creek High School students in a program highlighted by Mayor Fischer on Jan. 4 in the annual State of the City address.

Jan 22 2018 Free tax preparation for residents available in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Council members and other leaders today announced the opening of free tax preparation sites across Louisville that will provide federal and state income tax assistance to eligible residents.

Jan 8 2018 Mayor Fischer honors Rev. Charles Elliott Jr. with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Recipient chosen based on values that best espouse the ideals of Dr. King.

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott Jr., a longtime civic advocate in Louisville, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.