Sep 7 2016 City Website Ranked Among Best in the Nation

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Center for Digital Government has again named Louisvilleky.gov, the official city website for Louisville Metro Government, as one of the top city websites in America.

The Best of the Web Awards recognize cities that constantly innovate, focus on services and work to improve the user experience. This is the eighth year the site has placed in the top 5 nationally.

Aug 16 2016 Louisville plans Gigabit Experience Center to show high-speed internet’s power

Next Century Cities today announced that Louisville is among three cities given an award recognizing projects that harness high-speed internet to enhance civic engagement and democratic participation.

Louisville was given the inaugural Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award for its plan to develop a Gigabit Experience Center.

Jul 19 2016 Louisville Metro partners with Nextdoor social network

LMPD already using to enhance police-neighborhood communications

Jun 30 2016 Theresa Reno-Weber appointed to Local Government Fellowship program

Year-Long Fellowship to Advance the Use of Evidence and Data to Improve Outcomes for Residents

 

Theresa Reno-Weber, Chief of Performance & Technology, has been appointed to the second cohort of Results for America’s Local Government Fellowship program.

Apr 28 2016 Street sweeping alert system launched

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville residents can now sign up to receive an automatic notice, via email and text, when their street is scheduled to be swept by Metro Public Works. The notices are meant to alert residents in advance that they must find alternate parking on street sweeping day.

Mar 30 2016 Online pothole reporting tools launched

Mayor Greg Fischer today introduced new and more convenient ways for citizens to report potholes in Louisville. The Twitter hashtag #502pothole, and a form on the city’s website allow citizens to report potholes without waiting on hold on the telephone.

Feb 17 2016 Mayor announces more free Wi-Fi for part of west Louisville neighborhood

Standing in the Russell neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Phase 2 of the West Louisville Neighborhood Wi-Fi Project, which uses innovative technology to provide free Internet to citizens. 

Nov 11 2015 Louisville Metro Government wins $50,000 of Credits from Amazon Web Services for Work to Improve Transparency and Government Performance

Recognized for using data to improve city services 

Nov 3 2015 Louisville Metro Government named Top Digital City

Louisville Metro Government is one of America’s top digital cities, according to e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center).

This is the fifth year in a row Louisville has been on the list, placing second this year.

Oct 27 2015 Louisville Metro Government Observes National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Sep 29 2015 Code Louisville Recognized for Fast Growth, Innovation

Code Louisville, the tech training program that drew praise from the White House earlier this year as a national model, has again been recognized for its rapid growth and innovation.

Sep 10 2015 49 new data sets added to Louisville Metro website over the last year

Louisville Metro Government is providing citizens with more information adding 49 new datasets online in the past year, bringing the total to 156. That is a 69% increase, according to the city’s second annual Open Data Report released today.

Sep 10 2015 Mayor Fischer, Google Fiber team up to explore bringing ultrahigh speed Internet to Louisville

Louisville will begin working with Google Fiber to explore building a new superfast broadband network in the city, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Sep 8 2015 City Website Receives National Award

The city’s website, www.louisvilleky.gov, received national attention with a 2nd place finish in the 2015 Best of the Web Awards conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The awards are conducted annually and honor city and state websites that are working to make it easier to find services and information online.

Sep 8 2015 Mayor Announces Free Wi-fi for Part of West Louisville Neighborhood

Standing near the site of the future Food Port, Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Phase 1 of the West Louisville Neighborhood Wi-Fi Project, which will initially provide free internet to three spots in the Russell neighborhood, and grow to cover more of West Louisville.