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Fire Department Successfully Relocates Downtown Headquarters

Just six weeks after severe flooding rendered its headquarters uninhabitable, the Bloomington Fire Department’s (BFD) new temporary headquarters at 226 South College Avenue are fully functional. 

Renaming Task Force Issues Report, Submits Street Name Recommendations

The joint City of Bloomington/Indiana University (IU) task force convened by Mayor John Hamilton to recommend new name options for Jordan Avenue has completed its report. Starting in April, the Renaming Task Force reviewed more than 500 names submitted to the City’s website by members of the public to develop their unanimous recommendations for the road’s two sections:  

City Issues Request for Qualifications for Near West Side Public Art Project

The Near West Side Neighborhood Association (NWSNA), in collaboration with the City of Bloomington Art Commission (BAC), is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for an innovative street mural celebrating the diversity and history of the Near West Side. 

Improved School Speed Zones Across City, Enhanced Enforcement as School Year Begins

As the Monroe County Community School Corporation welcomes students back to school August 4, the City of Bloomington reminds motorists to exercise extra caution in school zones.

Community Invited to Celebrate 31st Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) invites community members to a celebration of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Saturday, July 31. 

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.