"Compassion and data are transforming my city"

A TedX Talk by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

"To be a good mayor, you have to have the heart of a social worker, and the head of a good CEO." -- Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, KY

How did Louisville transform itself into an International Model City of Compassion and a leader in government performance and innovation? In his very passionate and heart-felt talk, Greg Fischer, the 50th Mayor of Louisville, describes how the Louisville community is working together to make its local government as effective and efficient as possible while simultaneously valuing and promoting compassion. 

Greg Fischer was elected Louisville’s 50th mayor in 2010 and was sworn in for a second four-year term on January 5, 2015. Since taking office, Mayor Fischer has pursued three top goals: making Louisville a city of lifelong learning, a much healthier city and an even more compassionate community. Mayor Fischer’s accomplishments include: bringing innovation and efficiency to city government by using data to increase performance through LouieStat and earning “International Model City of Compassion” recognition for Louisville in part by creating the Give A Day week of community service. He is a trustee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is past chair of the Conference's Metro Economies Committee. Greg is an entrepreneur who started several businesses including SerVend International and Iceberg Ventures. Greg graduated from Vanderbilt University. He and his wife Alex have four children.

This talk, published on Published on Jul 14, 2015, was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx