City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

Commission on the Status of Women (1 Vacancy)


Type seated
Year Formed 1997
Statutory Name Commission on the Status of Women
Website https://bloomington.in.gov/boards/status-of-women
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PURPOSE: The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women explores women's issues and concerns, celebrates women's accomplishments, and promotes solutions to the problems and challenges faced by women. The Commission's purpose is to assure that women and men have equal opportunity to function fully and optimally as citizens of Bloomington, as equal participants in the economy, in politics and government, in education, in social development, in the system of justice, and in all other facets of life. To these ends the Commission identifies needs, resources, and gaps in resources for women; monitors federal, state, and local policies and their impact on women; stimulates and encourages legislation, issues publications, and does all it can to help improve opportunities for women in the community.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The members of the Bloomington commission on the status of women shall be representative of the diverse educational, employment, economic, business and community service elements of the community. Preference for appointments shall be given to persons with experience working for women's issues, knowledge of legislative and policy making processes, and direct knowledge and experience working with women's needs and community resources. In order that the concerns of the total community be adequately represented on the commission, commission membership may include both women and men.

DUTIES: The duties of this commission shall be as follows: (A) Identify the needs of, resources for, and services available to women in order to improve opportunities for women in Bloomington. (B) To stimulate and encourage legislation for the development of services that benefit women; (C) To educate ourselves on federal, state and local issues as they relate to women and identify participation efforts to assure women's equity. Strategy will include issuing publications, materials, and research findings and educational opportunities for our community. (D) To maintain a close liaison with other women's commissions and advocacy groups.

TIME COMMITMENT: 4 hours per month


Meeting Schedule

The Commission on the Status of Women usually meets the first Thursday of each month at Showers City Hall. The Public is welcome to attend these meetings.

Statute Citation




Departmental Marissa Parr-Scott
Legal Audrey Brittingham