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January 2020 News Releases

Media Advisory: Fourth Annual Public Safety Report Tuesday February 4

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton invites the press and the public to attend the fourth annual joint Public Safety Report to the Community.

Media Advisory: Mayor Hamilton Joins Community, State, and National Leaders to Announce Grant Funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

An announcement of grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help individuals experiencing homelessness in Bloomington and Monroe County. 

2020 Black History Month Celebration Kicks Off with Reflections on “Black and Blooming” Theme

The City of Bloomington invites the community to a free kick-off event for the 2020 Black History Month celebration on January 30 at City Hall (401 N. Morton Street).

City and Graduate Bloomington Welcome Artist Nina Chanel Abney to Present Mural, Lead Youth Art Project

The City of Bloomington and Graduate Bloomington invite the press and public to a community gathering in celebration of the newly installed mural on the hotel’s western facade.

City of Bloomington Names David Hummons Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award Recipient

For his lifelong commitment to justice, passion for serving others and deep community involvement, David Hummons has been given the City’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for 2020.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces 2020 Residential Stormwater Grants Program

The City of Bloomington Utilities Department (CBU) invites homeowners to apply for funding through the second annual Residential Stormwater Grants Program.

Bloomington Farmers' Market Seeks Proposals from Prepared Food Vendors to Sell at Saturday Market in 2020

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking proposals from local businesses, organizations and individuals to manage all aspects of food and beverage artisan stands, or food truck/push cart vending stands, at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings during the 2020 Market season.

City’s Updated myBloomington Digital Service Expands Data and Access to Services for Residents

The City of Bloomington has updated its digital service known as “myBloomington,” available at, which offers City residents the opportunity to obtain information based on their street address.

Deadline for Nominations for 2020 Woman of the Year Award Extended to January 24

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.

City To Mark New Chapter for Showers Kiln Building in New Trades District

The City of Bloomington Redevelopment Commission invites the press and public to an event marking the sale of the historic Kiln property in the City’s new Trades District and sharing plans for its development. 

Students to Reflect on “Black and Blooming” Theme for Black History Month Essay Contest

The City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee is seeking submissions from area students for the 2020 Black History Month Essay Contest.

Mayor Hamilton Shares Recommendation for Farmers’ Market with Board of Park Commissioners

The Board of Park Commissioners today received a statement from Mayor John Hamilton recommending that the City of Bloomington continue to operate the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market in 2020, with adjustments.

City Accepting Nominations for Be More Awards Honoring Volunteers

ity of Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton encourages community members and groups to nominate outstanding volunteers for the Be More Awards,  the community volunteer awards presented by the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.