The Accomplishments of Greg Fischer's First Term

  • Breaking ground on the Ohio River Bridges Project after 40 years of debate and discussion.
  • Improving the economy, including the creation of 22,000 new jobs in the region, the fourth fastest economic recovery in the country, according to the Brookings Institution
  • Funding construction of the new Southwest Regional Library in Valley Station
  • Planting trees to combat the urban heat island impact and creating the Tree Advisory Commission to oversee citywide efforts
  • Working to make the city safer, through the creation of the VIPER response squad at Louisville Metro Police and implementing the Code Red alert system that uses text alerts and phone calls to residents during emergencies
  • Taking care of business by clearing old lawsuits and leading a total overhaul of the troubled Metropolitan Sewer District to better serve customers and save up to $25 million
  • Securing a $5 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant to identify more efficient ways to provide city services, which led to the creation of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team
  • Initiating the regional Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement with Lexington, to grow jobs in advanced manufacturing and create a national template for regional economic development
  • Launching a citywide compassion journey by becoming the largest American city to sign the international Charter for Compassion, and creating the “Give A Day” community service week with over 90,000 volunteers that led to Louisville being named “America’s Most Livable City.
  • Unprecedented levels of city government accountability through digital town halls, the use of social media and the creation of LouieStat, an on-line performance metric guide to city employee performance.

Statement from Mayor Greg Fischer

“Serving as Mayor of Louisville is the greatest honor of my public life, and that’s why I’m honored to seek a third term in 2018. As a city we have tremendous momentum, with $10 billion of capital investment happening across Louisville, 63,000 new jobs and 2,600 new businesses since 2011. We have much work ahead and much more to accomplish. I look forward to serving the citizens of Louisville for another four years.”

~Greg Fischer