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December 2019 News Releases

Divided Community Project Shares Report, Recommends Collaborative Community Process to Address Long-standing Social Issues in Bloomington

The Divided Community Project’s (DCP) Bridge Initiative@Moritz, a project based at The Ohio State University’s Moritz School of Law, has issued its report based upon interviews the project’s facilitators conducted with a broad variety of Bloomington residents last fall.

Mayor Hamilton to Dedicate Allison Conference Room on Inauguration Day

Mayor John Hamilton will dedicate room 225 at Showers City Hall as the Allison Conference Room.  The dedication ceremony will take place after the inauguration of four new and five returning Bloomington Common Council members, the City Clerk, and Mayor Hamilton.  All events are open to the public. 

City Announces Grant Recipients for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Service Projects

Mayor John Hamilton has announced the grants that the City of Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission has awarded to local organizations for "A Day On! Not a Day Off" volunteer service projects. 

Preparation for Trades District Garage Construction Begins December 27

Preparation for construction of the Trades District Garage is scheduled to begin Friday, December 27 on the surface lot just south of Tenth Street between the Showers City Hall/Monroe County Government/CFC Properties building and the B-Line Trail. 
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City Offers Curbside Christmas Tree Collection December 30 through January 23

The Sanitation Department will collect Christmas trees and wreaths Monday, December 30, 2019 through Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Residents may place trees and wreaths at the curb on regular collection days.

Mayor Announces Continued Funding in 2020 for Endwright East Active Living Community Center

At a press conference held this morning at the Endwright East Active Living Community Center, Mayor John Hamilton announced the City’s intention to fund the center’s continued operation for 2020.
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Collaborative Art Project Addressing Climate Change to be Installed at Fourth and Washington

Mayor John Hamilton will join a group of Indiana University design students to plant a tree to be part of a public art installation on Saturday, December 14, at 3 p.m. at the corner of Fourth and Washington Streets in Bloomington.

City Women’s Commission Seeks Nominations for Yearly Awards, Including New Award to Recognize Young Women

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominees for the 2020 Woman of the Year, Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution, Emerging Leader, and Young Woman of the Year awards. 

Mayor Hamilton to Host Dec. 17 Press Conference at Endwright East Active Living Community Center

Mayor John Hamilton joins community partners in saluting the success of the six-month pilot program at Endwright East Active Living Community Center and sharing important news about the center’s future. 

Design Ideas for New City Gateways to be Unveiled at City Hall December 10

Members of the public are invited to City Hall (401 North Morton Street) Tuesday, December 10 for the unveiling of preliminary designs for one of multiple community-enhancing projects announced during Bloomington’s Bicentennial year. 

City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Black Male and Female Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males (CSBM) is seeking nominees for the 2020 Outstanding Black Male and Black Female Leader of Tomorrow Awards. 

City Invites Residents to Apply to Serve on Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the City Clerk and the Office of the Mayor are accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on one of the City’s boards or commissions. 

Holiday Season Brings Winter Wonderland to Banneker, Opportunities to Give and Volunteer

The City of Bloomington invites area children, together with their families, to a Winter Wonderland celebration at the Banneker Community Center (930 West Seventh Street) on Saturday, December 14 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m.
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Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Kid City Camps Re-accredited by American Camp Association

Accreditation offers best practices to ensure summer camps maintain high standards for safety and quality.

Bloomington Fire Department Launches “Heroes Helping Hoosiers” with Holiday Food Drive

The Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) has launched a new series of community-serving events with a holiday food drive, taking place through December 16.
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City Convenes Panel to Consider Options for Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

The City invites community members to attend a panel discussion of issues surrounding the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market and its future Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall (401 North Morton Street).