Mayor’s Community Conversations 2009

First meeting Monday, January 26 at Westport Middle School

Citizens can talk directly with Mayor Abramson, department leaders


LOUISVILLE (January 13, 2009) – Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that his monthly meetings designed to make city government accessible to citizens will continue in 2009.  The first “Mayor’s Community Conversations” is scheduled for Monday, January 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Westport Middle School.


At Mayor’s Community Conversations, Abramson, along with department directors from most Metro Government agencies, Metro Council members and other government representatives are available to meet one-on-one with citizens and answer questions about any issues and concerns.  MetroCall’s customer-service representatives also attend to log citizen requests into city government’s tracking system to ensure timely follow up and response.


“Community Conversations are a great opportunity for citizens to bring their suggestions and concerns directly to me, the department directors that report to me and to Metro Council members,” Abramson said. “With the economic challenges we all face, it’s more important than ever that residents can connect with the services and information they need from city government.”

Since the Mayor’s Community Conversations began in 2003, thousands of citizens have attended the monthly sessions to discuss topics ranging from planning and zoning, drainage, and crime prevention to parks, retail development and animal regulations.


Special accommodations are available, by calling MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 in advance.


Community Conversations are scheduled on the third Monday of the month* at 6:30 p.m. at rotating sites throughout the community.


2009 Mayor’s Community Conversations Schedule:

January 26*

Westport Middle School gym, 8100 Westport Road

February 16

Moore High School theater room, 6415 Outer Loop

March 16

Iroquois High School gym, 4615 Taylor Boulevard

April 20

Stuart Middle School gym, 4601 Valley Station Rd.

May 18

Newburg Middle School gym, 4901 Exeter Ave.

June 15

Ramsey Middle School gym, 6409 Gellhaus Lane

July 20

Carter Elementary School cafeteria, 3600 Bohne Ave.

August 17

Fairdale High School small gym, 1001 Fairdale Rd.

September 21

Atherton High School small gym, 3000 Dundee Rd.

October 19

Southern High School large gym, 8620 Preston Hwy.

November 16

Central High School large gym, 1130 W. Chestnut St.


None in December

* Mayor’s Community Conversations in January is on the fourth Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

For more information, visit Louisville Metro’s website, or call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.


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