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Sofia McDowell

Chief Deputy Clerk

sofia.mcdowell@bloomington.in.gov

(812) 349-3564

 

Mary Catherine Carmichael

Director of Public Engagement

carmichm@bloomington.in.gov

(812) 349-3406

City Invites Residents to Apply to Serve on Boards and Commissions

Bloomington, Ind. - 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.  Some of these bodies are anticipating vacancies as current terms expire in December 2019 and January 2020. Applications are being sought to fill spaces on the Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, the Commission on the Status of Women, Parking Commission, and a number of others. 

The City’s boards and commissions give residents the opportunity to provide input on the policies that shape their government and their city. There are currently more than 45 boards and commissions that advise the Mayor and City Council on a vast array of issues.  In addition to their advisory function, these bodies may work cooperatively with City departments to contribute to policy, approve resolutions, and fund projects, among other responsibilities.  

“Serving our community as a board member or commissioner is a valuable way to take your civic engagement to the next level,” said Mayor John Hamilton.  “The more than 300 residents who lend their insight, expertise, and time to our municipal decision-making process through their board and commission service improve our city and strengthen the democratic process.”  

More information about each board and commission -- including mission statements, membership requirements, current membership listings and term lengths -- is available here, with an application available here.  After applying, members must be appointed to each body by the Mayor, council, or another board or commission.  Please note: city residency is required for membership on most of the boards and commissions.    

Prospective applicants are urged to attend a meeting of the board or commission of their choosing prior to applying. Meeting schedules and locations for each body may be accessed by clicking on the name of each board or commission listed here.  All meetings of the City’s boards and commissions are free and open to the public.