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City of Bloomington, Indiana

The Environmental Resources Advisory Council (ERAC) is made up of six regular voting members, and three special non-voting members representing the City of Bloomington's Environmental Commission, Indiana University's Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education programs, and the City of Bloomington Utilities Service Board. One special, non-voting member serves as the liaison from the Bloomington City Council.

The Environmental Resource Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners in all policy matters pertaining to the operations of City natural areas or facilities. The ERAC also assists in the formulation of policies relating to the use and protection of environmentally sensitive and natural areas.

The ERAC also works closely with the Environmental Commission, the Bloomington Tree Commission, and local public, private, and semi-private organizations in a mutually cooperative manner for the betterment of the environment.

The Environmental Resources Advisory Council (ERAC) meets the second Wednesday of every even-numbered month from 4:30-6 p.m.

For more information about the Environmental Resources Advisory Council, contact Elizabeth Tompkins, Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department staff liaison, at 812.349.3759 or

2017 ERAC Members

Member Term Expires
Jeff Ehman - Utilities Service board liaison 2019
Bill Jones 2019
Melissa Laney 2018
Cathy Meyer 2018
David Parkhurst - Environmental Commission liaison 2018
Dave Rollo City Council liaison
Angie Shelton 2019
Elizabeth Tompkins, Parks and Recreation Department - Staff Liaison