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

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.

Sep 18 2017 City partners with American Printing House for the Blind to expand sensor program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that a public-private partnership to help people who are visually impaired find points of interest in Louisville will expand, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation.

Sep 6 2017 City recognized for digital and innovation excellence

  The Center for Digital Government today recognized Louisville Metro as a leader in digitGovernment Experience Awards - Overall Winner

Aug 24 2017 Louisville Metro Housing Authority selected to join the first ConnectHome Nation Cohort

On August 21, 2017, Louisville Metro Housing Authority was selected to join the new ConnectHome Nation cohort alongside 30 other communities. These communities were chosen after an open application process and review by EveryoneOn.

Jun 22 2017 Louisville Metro Office of Civic Innovation dreams big to win national award

City on a CloudLouisville Metro tops the list in the 2017 City on a Cloud Awards’ Dream Big category for large cities, presented and announced this month

Feb 6 2017 Mayor Fischer announces city partnership with IFTTT

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new city partnership with IFTTT, a San Francisco-based web and mobile platform that allows users to transform how they experience and manage their homes and habits.

IFTTT allows users to customize their experience with other services and tools — including Twitter, Google Drive, email digest and Philips Hue light bulbs — without coding.

Jan 27 2017 Mayor appoints Dr. Ursula Mullins to lead Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he has appointed Dr. Ursula Mullins to be director of Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services. 

Nov 11 2016 Louisville ranks among top 10 digital governments

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro has been ranked a top digital city, placing in the top 10 in the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey.  

The survey takes a broad look at how cities are approaching open data, transparency, innovation, citizen services and engagement, and much more.

Nov 10 2016 Next Building our Blocks: Parkland on Nov. 17

 Collaborative effort designed to ‘cleanup, build up’ neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the next Building our Blocks event for 2016 will be in the Parkland neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Oct 25 2016 City to roll out locally developed wireless smoke detectors in vacant, abandoned properties

Innovative project developed through collaboration among Louisville Metro agencies and local civic hackers

Louisville Metro Government will begin this week installing locally created, low-cost wireless smoke detectors in vacant and abandoned properties, in an innovative way to reduce fire risk.

Sep 29 2016 Louisville Metro hires first data officer to further advance data-driven decision-making efforts

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the hiring of the city’s first data officer, who will elevate efforts to use and analyze data to improve government performance and transparency. 

Sep 19 2016 Russell neighborhood to host Gigabit Experience Center

Citizens will be able to experience ultra high-speed internet at Louisville Central Community Centers

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Central Community Centers will host a city project aimed at providing citizens an interactive experience with gigabit internet technology.

Aug 24 2016 Mayor Fischer names new Chief of Civic Innovation, Chief of Performance Improvement

Two top leaders in Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration who helped build a data-driven culture of innovation have accepted new roles in the community that will allow them to continue their focus on making the Louisville region more entrepreneurial.

Aug 24 2016 Louisville opening LouieLab for collaborative civic innovation, performance improvement

Leading consumer tech media brand also to team up with city on new smart apartment

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for LouieLab — a civic innovation hub for public-private collaboration, and the new offices for the city’s Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation.