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Public Meeting to Share Proposed Design of First Street Reconstruction Project; New Playgrounds for Winslow Woods, Butler Parks; Sidewalks on Sixth

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.

City Annexation Process to Resume in May, After Illegal Termination in 2017 by Legislature

Mayor John Hamilton announced in coordination with City Council leadership that the city annexation process underway four years ago is scheduled to resume in early May. The City was in the middle of a months-long annexation process, heading for more public discussion and ultimately a council vote, when the state legislature unconstitutionally ordered action halted in April 2017.

City Invites All Residents to Participate in 2021 Bloomington Community Survey

The City of Bloomington invites residents to participate in the online 2021 Bloomington Community Survey from April 21 - May 5. The survey is available at This open participation survey complements the scientific survey that was mailed to a random sample of 3,000 Bloomington households during the last week of March.  Residents who were not mailed the randomized survey now have the option of completing the same survey online. The confidential responses to each part of the survey will be collected, analyzed, and published (anonymously) in separate data sets that will provide the City critical feedback about the quality and value of City services and conditions. 

Be More Awards Recognize Volunteers for Service to the Community

Six Bloomington community members were honored in an online presentation of the Be More Awards on Thursday, April 22.  The recipients of this year’s awards honoring local volunteers for committed community service, response, and support were revealed in a video presentation Thursday at noon that may be viewed at    

Mayor Hamilton Convenes Task Force to Rename Jordan Avenue, Invites Street Name Proposals

In coordination with Indiana University, the City of Bloomington has begun the process of renaming Jordan Avenue and invites residents to propose alternative street names using this online form.  Mayor John Hamilton has convened a task force to review proposals and select new name options for the road south of 17th Street and other options for the extension north of 17th.  The Renaming Task Force comprises the following city residents and IU faculty and administrators:

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 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.