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The Environmental Resources Advisory Council (ERAC) is made up of five regular voting members, and four special voting members representing the City of Bloomington's Environmental Commission, the City of Bloomington Utilities Service Board, one member with expertise in natural resource management, and one member with expertise in outdoor recreation and environmental education. 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 12/31/17
Bill Jones - natural resource expert 12/31/17
Melissa Laney 12/31/18
Cathy Meyer 12/31/18
David Parkhurst - Environmental Commission liaison 12/31/18
Dave Rollo City Council liaison
Angie Shelton 12/31/17
Vacant - Environmental education expert  
Elizabeth Tompkins, Parks and Recreation Department - Staff Liaison