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The Environmental Resources Advisory Council (ERAC) is made up of five regular voting members, and four special voting members representing the City of Bloomington's Environmental Commission, the City of Bloomington Utilities Service Board, one member with expertise in natural resource management, and one member with expertise in outdoor recreation and environmental education. One special, non-voting member serves as the liaison from the Bloomington City Council.

The Environmental Resource Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners in all policy matters pertaining to the operations of City natural areas or facilities. The ERAC also assists in the formulation of policies relating to the use and protection of environmentally sensitive and natural areas.

The ERAC also works closely with the Environmental Commission, the Bloomington Tree Commission, and local public, private, and semi-private organizations in a mutually cooperative manner for the betterment of the environment.

The Environmental Resources Advisory Council (ERAC) meets the second Wednesday of every even-numbered month from 4:30-6 p.m.

For more information about the Environmental Resources Advisory Council, contact Rebecca Swift, Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department staff liaison, at 812.349.3759 or

2019 ERAC Members

Member Term Expires
Jeff Ehman Utilities Service Board liaison
Bill Jones - natural resource expert 2019
Melissa Laney 2020
Cathy Meyer 2020
David Parkhurst - Environmental Commission liaison 2020
Dorothy Granger City Council liaison
Angie Shelton 2019
Denise Gardiner 2019
Sarah Murray 2020
Dan Myers 2020
Rebecca Swift, Parks and Recreation Department - Staff Liaison  

ERAC 2019 Meeting Agendas and Minutes