Join Richard Clay, President and CEO of the Filson, and outgoing Mayor Greg Fischer, for an interview about his twelve years at the helm of Metro Louisville government. Elected as Louisville’s 50th mayor in 2010, Fischer has led the city as it experienced an economic renaissance, adding 83,000 jobs and 3000 new businesses. During his tenure, the city attracted more than $20 billion in capital construction, including two new bridges, three new regional libraries, a soccer stadium, a new West Louisville track, and more than two dozen new hotels built to support the city’s thriving bourbon and local food tourism. When tragedy struck the city and nation in 2020, he recommitted his administration to tackling increased public safety challenges; dismantling systemic racism, including police reform; and marshaling all resources to hasten Louisville‘s recovery from COVID-19.
This talk will be moderated by Richard Clay, and a short Q&A session will follow.