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Louisville's mayor sworn in and ready to get to work

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By Katie Bauer - email | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Greg Fischer's first day as Louisville Metro mayor was a busy one. From a celebration breakfast, to a parade, to an evening gala, there were plenty of inaugural events to celebrate this new day.

For the first time in 8 years, the city has a new mayor and he is ready to get to work. On January 3, in front of hundreds of people, Fischer, took the oath of office and was sworn in as Louisville's 50th mayor, and since then he hasn't stopped yet. All day long Fischer spread his message to all the faces of Louisville.

"We are one city," said Fischer. "We are one community. We are one family. We are all connected."

While giving the city a glimpse of what he has on his agenda, including job creation, making Louisville healthier, and encouraging everyone to volunteer and be compassionate.

Monday night's gala was a time for the mayor to show his appreciation to his supporters and volunteers. "Tonight is about saying thank you we appreciate it, now let's get to work and do this great job for our city as well," said Fischer.

Metro Councilman Tom Owen was among the 1,700 people at the Kentucky International Convention Center for the mayor's gala and he says he is looking forward to the future.

"I think there's a genuine enthusiasm about opening a new doorway, raising a new window, seeing things perhaps in a different light," said Owen.

Fischer is a mayor that says he is ready to shine and make his vision a reality. "We have celebrated what makes our city unique, but it is all about the results, we can't just feel good today, tomorrow we have to roll up our sleeves and get to work," said Fischer.

On Jan. 4, Fischer plans to announce a new head of economic development and a senior policy advisor.

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