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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky League of Cities has named Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer the 2013 Elected City Official of the Year.
The league cited his leadership, innovation, and success in building a stronger economy. The award will be presented to Fischer Friday at the KLC's annual Conference and Expo.
Jonathan Steiner, KLC Executive Director/CEO said in a news release, "He is a tireless worker in building a climate where every citizen matters and his focus on investing in Louisville is paying huge dividends for the city and the Commonwealth."
"Mayor Fischer is leading a city of vibrancy and innovation, and he's putting an emphasis on young people," the judges said -- which has earned Louisville the title of "Best City for Young Entrepreneurs."
The judges also recognized Fischer's business background and his belief that efficiency drives successful government. That, in turn, led to the creation of LouieStat, a program designed to increase productivity and transparency to city services from garbage collection to animal adoption.
Louisville has also been named a top travel destination for 2013 by Lonely Planet, the most social media savvy city government in the country, and the nation's fourth fastest growing economy.