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2018 Council photo

City Council


Front row, Left-Right :

Dorothy Granger (Council Vice President & District II Representative)

Dave Rollo (Council President & District IV Representative)

Steve Volan (Parliamentarian & District VI Representative)


Back row, Left-Right :

Allison Chopra (District III Representative)

Andy Ruff (At-Large Representative)

Isabel Piedmont-Smith (District V Representative

Chris Sturbaum (District I Representative)

Jim Sims (At-Large Representative)

Susan Sandberg (At-Large Representative)


As the legislative body of the City, 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).




Learn more about Councilmembers, including biographies and contact information (click on the name).


Find your Council Representative

Six Council Members 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 or 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

Meetings are generally held the first four Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 401 N. Morton. All meetings of the Council are open to the public. Auxiliary aids (including assisted listening devices) for people with disabilities are available upon request with adequate notice. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail


  • NEXT COUNCIL MEETING: WEDNESDAY, 18 December at 6:00pm, Council Chambers
  • The Agenda and background material for this meeting will be linked at the Council's "Meetings & Documents" Page.
  • 2019 COUNCIL CALENDAR: Please consult the Council's meeting calendar for a list of currently-scheduled Council and Council Committee meetings:
  • FILING DEADLINES:  Deadlines for City Departments to file legislation with the Council can be found here.  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 CommentMembers of the public who wish to display visuals as part of their public comment, should contact the Council Office by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, the day before the Council meeting. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail
  • VIEW MEETINGS: Watch live and archived Council meetings via Civic Webcasts