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City of Bloomington, Indiana

City Council Members
Front row, l-r: Dorothy Granger (District II and Vice-President), Susan Sandberg (At-Large and President), and Tim Mayer (retired, effective 31 July 2017);
Middle Row, l-r: Chris Sturbaum (District I), Andy Ruff (At-Large), Allison Chopra (District III), Steve Volan (District VI), Isabel Piedmont-Smith (District V), and Dave Rollo (District IV). Not pictured: Jim Sims (At-Large)

As the legislative body of the City, the City Council is a link between the citizens of Bloomington and their government. By enacting legislation that fosters the health, safety and welfare of the City, the Council works to represent the interests of residents while ensuring the delivery of municipal services. By statute, the Council is responsible for the control of the City's property and finances, and the appropriation of money (Indiana Code § 36‐4‐6‐1‐18).


Learn more about Councilmembers, including biographies and contact information by clicking their name.

Find your Council Representative

Six Council Members represent individual City districts and three represent the City At-Large. To learn which Council district you live in, check out the City Council District Interactive Map or use our myBloomington address search service to find all sorts of information about the area in which you live. Downloadable maps are available in the Council District Map Gallery


Council Meetings

Meetings are generally held the first four Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 401 N. Morton. All meetings of the Council are open to the public.

    WEDNESDAY, 17 JANUARY 2018, 6:30pm.  The Legislative Packet for this meeting is linked here.
  • View live and archived Council meetings with Civic Webcasts

Public Comment: The Council values the voices of citizens and welcomes public comment at its meetings. View Rules for Making Public Comment.

*Auxiliary aids (including assisted listening devices) for people with disabilities are available upon request with adequate notice. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail


Annual Calendar

Please find the 2018 Annual Calendar of boards, commissions, and councils here. This version includes corrections requested up to 27 December 2017.