Mayor Greg Fischer in June of 2012 accepted an award naming Louisville the nation’s most livable large city. The award, from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, cites the communitywide impact of Louisville’s first Give A Day week of service earlier this year. Louisville won in the large-city category, besting competition including San Diego, Boston, Orlando, Hartford and St Louis. During the Give A Day week in April, people of all ages engaged in volunteer actions ranging from reading to homeless children and writing letters to troops to giving food and shoes – in all there were more than 90,000 volunteers and acts of caring. “This award is a resounding endorsement of both the quality of life in Louisville and the quality of people who live in our city,” Fischer said.