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.

Oct 12 2017 Mayor Fischer appoints Vincent James as Chief of Community Building

Mayor Fischer today announced the promotion of Vincent James to Louisville’s Chief of Community Building, which includes a leading role in the city’s comprehensive public safety strategy.

Aug 21 2017 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against nation’s three largest drug distributors for their role in creating opioid crisis

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids.

Aug 4 2017 Mayor Fischer invites faith leaders to sign on to new city directory, attend Faith Forum

Goal: Creating a tool for better communication and engagement

Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting all local faith leaders to sign on to a new online tool designed to better connect faith-based organizations with each other and Louisville Metro Government.

Jul 20 2017 Kenan Charitable Trust invests over $5 million to boost life outcomes for young black men in Louisville and Lexington

Cities United joins national partners to support creation of new young leaders fellowships

Today, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced more than $5 million in new funding over the next three years to improve the life outcomes of young Black men and boys aged 16-25.

Jul 6 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks for Capturing Ali's Spirit: Creating a city of peace and safety

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks from Capturing Ali's Spirit: Creating a City of Peace and Safety on July 6, 2017 at the Muhammad Ali Center:


Jul 6 2017 Mayor Fischer details comprehensive, six-point crime plan, outlines call to action

Speaking to hundreds of community and civic leaders during an I Am Ali Festival event this evening, Mayor Fischer outlined the many factors contributing to a recent spike in homicides in Louisville and the nation’s other largest cities -- including gangs, drugs and an unprecedented number of guns on the streets.

Mar 1 2017 Violence reduction strategy showing progress

Arrests up; assaults, burglaries and robberies down; OSHN investing in prevention and intervention

Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities.

Jan 10 2017 OSHN adds new resource with External Agency Fund

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OSHN adds new resource with External Agency Fund

Application process for funding is now underway


Dec 22 2016 Training available in west Louisville to prepare, connect residents to good jobs

REimage program also working to give second chance to young offenders

Free training to quickly prepare Louisville residents for good jobs in construction, manufacturing and other fields is available in west Louisville, and new classes are starting soon, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Oct 24 2016 Mayor Fischer, community partners announce first Bold Moves Against Suicide Summit

Seeks to make ZERO suicides a community goal


Sep 26 2016 REimage program expands to give more Louisville youth a second chance, help prevent violence

Initiative targets third west Louisville neighborhood, Park Hill

Jul 11 2016 Living The "Nature Rich" Life - Saturday, July 16

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Community invited to join conversations about living
“nature-rich” lives 
with author Richard Louv

Jun 1 2016 Metro Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission seeking members

Metro Parks and Recreation is seeking nine members to fill out its new Parks Advisory Commission slated to begin meeting this September at the administration building at Joe Creason Park. 

May 24 2016 One Love Louisville campaign gets its own website

Promotes the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods’ violence prevention efforts

Since January 2015, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) has been home to “One Love Louisville,” a campaign and comprehensive action plan to reduce community violence and preventable deaths such as homicide, suicide and drug overdoses in Louisville.