The Honorable Greg Fischer
Mayor Greg Fischer was elected Louisville’s 50th mayor in 2010 and was sworn in for a third four-year term on January 5, 2019. With the head of a businessman and heart of a social worker, Mayor Fischer set a path for Louisville’s economic renaissance, with more than $20 billion in capital investment including two new bridges, three new regional libraries, a soccer stadium, a new West Louisville track, dozens of new hotels, the launch of Bourbonism and the Evolve502 Scholarship that ensures every public high school graduate has an opportunity for higher learning. And, when tragedy struck his city and nation in 2020, he recommitted his administration to tackling increased public safety challenges; dismantling systemic racism, including police reform; and marshalling all resources to hasten Louisville’s recovery from COVID-19. Mayor Fischer was elected by the mayors of America to be President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2020 and serves as the Immediate Past President. Governing Magazine named Mayor Fischer Public Official of the Year in 2013. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.