Episode 2. David Armstrong – Former Mayor of Louisville (1999-2003)
David Armstrong is an achiever who looks to maximize everything he can do in a day.
He is a graduate of Murray State University and received his J.D. from the University of Louisville school of law in 1969. Armstrong has a long and distinguished career as a public servant. He spent time as a family court judge, Jefferson County commonwealth attorney, and in 1983 became attorney general of Kentucky.
Armstrong served as Louisville’s mayor from 1999 to 2003, after a decade as Jefferson County judge/executive. He helped architect the merger of Louisville/Jefferson County government in 2003.
Revitalization of downtown Louisville was a cornerstone of his administration and included expansions of the city’s medical district and creation of Fourth Street Live! and the Louisville Extreme Park.
Armstrong is now executive in residence at the University of Louisville where he coordinates efforts to reinforce Louisville’s arts and cultural initiatives.