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Council District V Representative
1108 S. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47403
(o:) 812.349.3409

Isabel Piedmont-Smith is a Bloomington native and first-generation American born to German immigrants. She is a graduate of Bloomington High School South and received a BA in History from Oberlin College and an MAT in Social Studies Education from Boston University. Since 1998, she has served as fiscal officer and department administrator in the Department of French & Italian at Indiana University-Bloomington. She lives in the McDoel Gardens neighborhood in a 1925 bungalow with her husband and two cats.

Isabel became interested in Bloomington city government in 2002, when the city's Growth Policies Plan was being written. Along with other environmental activists, she urged the Plan Commission to emphasize biking, walking, and public transit as transportation modes and to protect green space in the city. In the past ten years, she has served on the board of the South Central Community Action Program, on the IU-Bloomington Professional Staff Council (one year as president), and on the Bloomington Environmental Commission (one year as chair). In 2007, she was elected to the City Council to represent District 5. From her term of service, she counts the Green Building Ordinance, which she co-authored with Dave Rollo, as a major success, and she is also proud of her work on the Plan Commission to ensure pedestrian-friendly development downtown and limits to growth on the city's edges.

In 2011, Isabel decided not to run for re-election to the City Council due to family obligations. Elected again in 2015, she is now excited to carry forward with her priorities of alleviating poverty, ensuring sustainability, and involving the community in local government.


Next Constituent Meeting:

2021 District V Monthly Constituent Meetings are scheduled for 11:00 am on the following dates:

  • January 09
  • February 13
  • March 13 
  • April 10 
  • May 08
  • June 12
  • July -- NO MEETING
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 09
  • November 13
  • December 11


NOTE: Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice at the following link:
Meeting ID: 856 7589 3258
Passcode: 085478
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