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About Bloomington

Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and home to 85,000 residents and serves as a home away from home for tens of thousands of Indiana University students and alumni. You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene and unique shopping and dining experiences. Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. Our friendly, safe, and inviting environment embrace visitors and ideas from across the globe. We are a city of both dreamers and doers. Whether you come for school, business, pleasure, or would like to make this your home, you are welcome in Bloomington.

headshot of Mayor Kerry Thomson with blue top, black cardigan and floral scarf

Mayor Kerry Thomson

After spending her career working to build better communities, Kerry Thomson became Bloomington’s 33rd Mayor on January 1, 2024, to bring progress, change, and a new approach to city hall.