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City Accepting Applications to Serve on Board of Public Works

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the Mayor is accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on the Board of Public Works.

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City Reports Eleven New COVID-19 Cases

Eleven City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the May 19 update, including three Public Works (DPW) employees, one Utilities (CBU) employee, two Bloomington Police Department (BFD) employees, one Parks and Recreation (Parks) employee, one Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) employee, and three Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees. 

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Bryan Park, Mills Pool, and Switchyard Spray Pad are Scheduled to Open; Crosswalk Improvements Project Begins; and New Traffic Signals on North Walnut and Tapp Road

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress.

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Bloomington Fire Department 2022 Awards Ceremony Honors 55 Firefighters

The Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) recognized 55 firefighters for exceptional service to the community during 2021. The annual event is routinely conducted on the anniversary date of BFD becoming a professional fire department on February 17, 1900. This year, however, the event was delayed due to COVID. The presentation occurred at 4 p.m. on May 20, 2022 at the Switchyard Park Pavilion.    

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Future of Policing Task Force Releases Initial Report

The Future of Policing Task Force (FPTF) has released a report covering the first nine months of their work. This report covers the methodologies used for gathering data, challenges faced by the task force, as well as initial recommendations that were submitted to Mayor John Hamilton in late April. 

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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.

Mayor Hamilton

Mayor John Hamilton

A Bloomington native and long-time public servant, John Hamilton was elected the 26th mayor of Bloomington. Mayor Hamilton is committed to building a Bloomington that is more productive, sustainable and equitable for current and future generations.