LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is in the national spotlight, receiving recognition for the innovative work he's doing in Louisville.

More than 1,000 cities applied to be part of Rockefeller Foundation's "100 Resilient Cities" program, which helps cities around the world working to make physical, social and economic challenges.

But only 100 cities are selected, based on the most innovative ones that can affect change.

On Wednesday morning, Louisville was announced as a member.

"If we are not a resilient city, our people cannot flourish in a way that I believe they should. So, being a part of this cohort today represents to our city a way to tremendously accelerate. Not just the progress we're making in the area of resiliency, but most importantly for our citizens' outcomes that come with this," Mayor Fischer said.

While in D.C, Mayor Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad also visited the White House to discuss gun violence and 21st Century policing.

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