Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky shares how he continued to keep his community well-informed and engaged.
For Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky,it was a priority to keep the community engaged with decisions. Technology has been a central part of that effort. In his own words, Mayor Fischer explains how his city has responded to the novel Coronavirus pandemic in his community.
Q:What personal barriers have you faced in responding to COVID-19 in your community and how have you overcome? A: My wife had a very challenging COVID-19 positive health episode. Caring for her while running the city kept me very busy 🙂
Q: What role has technology played in keeping your city up and running – give an example, if possible? A: Our Incident Management Team’s COVID-19 dashboard is the nerve center for our decision making. Q: How are you, as a mayor, rethinking public-private partnerships to change policy around serving the needs of your residents? (i.e. Gov. Cuomo on 3.30.2020 gathered public and private hospital systems and arrived at a policy to serve the full state’s health needs which had not ever been achieved.) A: This emergency has radically decreased the cycle time to make decisions with our community partners. As one example, our One Louisville COVID-19 Relief Fund scaled up our emergency food, rent, and utility assistance by 24x and reduced cycle times by 75%.
On The Frontlines of COVID-19 with of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer