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About Bloomington

Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a loved city that boasts spectacular scenery, world-class educational institutions and unique shopping and dining experiences. Bloomington is a great place to live, work and play. Its unique character and friendly and safe environment are matched by few communities in the nation.

While you're in Bloomington be sure to experience the city's character and all its sights, sounds and tastes. From shopping and museums to biking and art exhibitions, the activities available for all to enjoy are endless.

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About the Mayor

John Hamilton was elected the 26th mayor of Bloomington on November 3, 2015, and took office on January 1, 2016 for a four-year term. He is focused on improving the economy - helping it become more equitable, so Bloomington works for people from all walks of life; more sustainable, so we are building a better future with today's efforts; and more productive, so we can help build value for all to share. John also is committed to increasing affordable housing in town, so the appeal and attractiveness of our community is available to a wide diversity of people throughout the city.