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Common Council

As the legislative body of the City, the Common Council, often referred to as the City Council, is a link between the citizens of Bloomington and their government. By enacting legislation that fosters the health, safety, and welfare of the City, the Council works to represent the interests of residents while ensuring the delivery of municipal services. By statute, the Council is responsible for the control of the City's property and finances, and the appropriation of money (Indiana Code § 36‐4‐6‐18).

2024 Council Portrait

Councilmembers

Learn more about Councilmembers, including biographies and contact information:

Front row, left to right:

Andy Ruff (Council Vice President and At-Large Representative)

Isabel Piedmont-Smith (Council President and District I Representative)

Hopi Stosberg (Council Parliamentarian and District III Representative)

Back row, left to right:

Shruti Rana (District V Representative - resigned effective February 7, 2024)

Dave Rollo (District IV Representative)

Kate Rosenbarger (District II Representative)

Sydney Zulich (District VI Representative)

Isak Nti Asare (At-Large Representative)

Matt Flaherty (At-Large Representative)

 

Find your Council Representative

Six Councilmembers represent individual City districts and three represent the City At-Large. To find out which Council district you are in, consult the City Council District Interactive Map. Use the myBloomington address search to find all sorts of information about the area in which you live. Downloadable maps are available in the Council District Map Gallery.

Council Meetings

In 2024, meetings will generally be held the first three Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers (#115) of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, unless additional notice is provided. Council Meetings (Regular Sessions and Special Sessions) are meetings where official actions are taken (e.g. legislation is passed, legislation is amended, etc.). Council Committee Meetings involve discussing legislation or other council matters.

The Council strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Auxiliary aids are available upon request with adequate notice. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please call (812) 349-3409 or email council@bloomington.in.gov.

Members of the public wishing to join meetings electronically may do so with meeting links posted on the Council's meeting calendar. Members of the public participating electronically will have audio and video disabled until the presiding officer calls for public comment, at which point public participants wishing to comment will have only audio enabled.

The public may also access meetings by watching via Community Access Television Services.

All meetings of the Council and its committees are open to the public. Agendas, packets, notices and background material for these meetings will be linked at the Council's "Meetings & Documents" Page.

  • COUNCIL MEETING CALENDAR: Please consult the Council's meeting calendar for a list of currently-scheduled Council and Council Committee meetings and to find links to join meetings electronically.
  • ANNUAL SCHEDULE & FILING DEADLINES: The 2024 Annual Council Meeting Schedule provides notice of meeting information and contains filing deadlines for City Departments to file legislation with the Council. Please note that legislation is due no later than 12:00 pm on the applicable due date.
  • PUBLIC COMMENT: The Council values the voices of citizens and welcomes public comment at its meetings. View Rules for Making Public Comment. Members of the public who wish to display visuals as part of their public comment, should contact the Council Office by 5:00 pm on the day before the Council meeting. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail council@bloomington.in.gov.
  • VIEW MEETINGS: Watch live and archived Council meetings via Civic Webcast

 

 

Members

Isak Nti Asare

Elected By:
At-Large
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Matt Flaherty

Elected By:
At-Large
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Isabel Piedmont-Smith

Elected By:
District I
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Dave Rollo

Elected By:
District IV
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Kate Rosenbarger

Elected By:
District II
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Andy Ruff

Elected By:
At-Large
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Hopi Stosberg

Elected By:
District III
Term Expires:
2027-12-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Elected
Term Expires
2027-12-31

Sydney Zulich

Elected By:
District VI
Term Expires:
2027-12-31