New: Your feedback can help make our next website better!

BCOS was enacted by Ordinance 05-15 (PDF 903.76 KB), adopted unanimously by the Common Council on May 4, 2005 and approved by Mayor Mark Kruzan the following day. The twelve commission members, six appointed by the Mayor and six appointed by the City Council, met for the first time on October 25, 2005.

Contact the Commission

Email BCOS at

Interested in Serving on this Commission?

Commission Member Expectations:

BCOS is a volunteer-powered commission staffed by the City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development.

As a volunteer commission, staff realizes that your time is valuable. Regular attendance at monthly meetings is necessary in order to achieve our mission and goals. Each member of the commission also takes part in a subcommittee. On average commission members should expect to devote approximately 4-6 hours per month to the commission.

Apply Now