Greg Fischer was elected Louisville’s 50th mayor in 2010 and completed his third and final term in office on January 1, 2023.
With the head of a businessman and heart of a social worker, Mayor Fischer set a path for Louisville’s economic renaissance including an unprecedented $24 billion+ in capital investments, the recentering of the local economy around next stage technologies, and the launches of the Evolve502 promise scholarship that ensures every public high school graduate has an opportunity for higher learning, and a new hospitality/tourism movement known as “bourbonism”.
When historic challenges struck Louisville and America in 2020, he further accelerated his administration’s focus on public safety and police-community relations; addressed systemic racism and police reform; and marshalled 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. Governing Magazine named Mayor Fischer Public Official of the Year in 2013. A 2016 Politico survey named him as the most innovative mayor in America. Louisville was named an International Model City of Compassion four times and a Top 15 city for attracting millennials.
Mayor Fischer is a national award-winning entrepreneur who started and invested in dozens of businesses, including SerVend International and Iceberg Ventures, a private investment firm.
Mayor Fischer is a graduate of Trinity High School and Vanderbilt University. He is married to Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides, the daughter of Greek immigrants who were uprooted during the Greek Civil War. The couple have four adult children and two grandchildren.
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