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City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

Animal Control Commission

BMC 2.12.010

Description

A citizen's commission tasked with:

  • Formulating, adopting and implementing policies, principles, and standards for humane treatment and control of all animals in the city.
  • Reviewing the decisions and actions of the senior animal control officer in any matter related to the enforcement of chapter 2.12.010 of the Bloomington Municipal Code.
  • Making recommendations to the Mayor of the City as to necessary ordinances concerning the care, treatment and control of animals.
Meeting Schedule

The 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m in the Animal Shelter.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Sita Cohen
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Chris Hazel
M-1 (Veterinarian) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Laura Soto
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Nancy Riggert
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Vacant
MCC (Monroe County Commissioners Appointment) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2019 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Valerie Pena
Requirements
M-1: Licensed Veterinarian Monroe County resident
MCC: Monroe County resident

Banneker Advisory Council

Description

The Banneker Community Center re-established the Banneker Community Center Advisory Council (BCCAC) in 2019. The BCCAC provides valuable guidance and feedback, and serves as a connection to the broader Bloomington community in order for Banneker to continue to serve as a cultural hub that aims to inspire individuals to maximize their full potential.

The advisory council meets monthly to discuss pertinent topics related to operations at the Banneker Community Center.

The BCCAC has three established committees:

  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Programming and policy development
  • Funding/grant opportunities
  • Each committee focuses on various projects throughout the year.

Appointments to the BCCAC are made by the Board of Park Commissioners.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
R-1 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
R-2 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
R-3 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
R-4 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
R-5 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
R-6 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
R-7 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
X-1 (Ex-Officio Non-Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
X-2 (Ex-Officio Non-Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission

BMC 2.12.080

Description

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission is a citizen's commission charged with:

  • Developing safety programs.
  • Serving as a citizen's forum concerning safe access for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners.
  • Encouraging the hosting of cycling, walking and running events in a safe manner.
  • Reporting and recommending to the Mayor, Council and Public Works regarding cyclist, pedestrian and runner issues.
Meeting Schedule

Generally meets on the 2d Monday at 5:30pm in the Hooker Conference Room of City Hall, 401 N.Morton.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Ian Yarbrough
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Mark Stosberg
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Jim Rosenbarger
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jaclyn Ray
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Kelly Clark
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Ann Edmonds
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Paul Ash

BIDAC (Bloomington Industrial Development Advisory Commission)

I.C. 36-7-13

BMC 2.30.60

Description

The Bloomington Industrial Development Advisory Commission (BIDAC) is an advisory body that oversees the City of Bloomington's two CRED districts. The Downtown CRED and Thomson CRED Districts allow the City to capture increased sales and income tax dollars generated by new investment in downtown, to use the funds for economic development purposes.

Staffed by the Office of the Mayor, the BIDAC provides guidance to the City Council for the use of Industrial Development Funds. Industrial Development Funds are special funding sources that are set aside exclusively for the acquisition and improvement of real property to further economic development. One of the major roles of the commission is to lead the community effort to revitalize the former Thomson Plant and Downtown Bloomington. Under Indiana Code 36-7-13, there are 9 commissioners that serve at the pleasure of their appointing bodies.

Meeting Schedule

This commission only meets as needed.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
G-1 (Governor's Appointment) - Governor (voting) Vacant
LG-1 (Lieutenant Governor Appointment) - Lieutenant Governor (voting) Vacant
M-1 (Bloomington Resident) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-2 (City Employee) - Mayor (voting) Philippa Guthrie
M-3 (Local Bank Rep) - Mayor (voting) Cindy Kinnarney
M-4 (Local Industrial Development Committee Member) - Mayor (voting) Joyce Poling
M-5 (Organized Labor Rep) - Mayor (voting) Roger Kent
M-6 (Utility Company Rep) - Mayor (voting) Bruce Calloway
WDO-1 (Workforce Development) - Workforce Development Office (voting) Robert King
Requirements
M-2: * City employee
M-3: * Employee of a local bank
M-6: * Employee of local utility company

Bloomington Arts Commission

BMC 2.12.020

Description

Established in 1980, the Bloomington Arts Commission provides a means for the City of Bloomington to stimulate and encourage community appreciation for and participation in the arts.

The City of Bloomington recognizes that the arts are an important part of the culture and economy of the community, and that the City has a responsibility to foster an environment conducive to the community's participation in the arts. The conservation and development of the city's artistic resources are essential to the social, educational, and economic growth of the city. Artists, works of art, and artistic institutions contribute to the quality of life and the general welfare of the citizens of Bloomington.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Quinton Stroud Secretary
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Babette Ballinger
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Elizabeth Licata
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Valeria DeCastro
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Essence London
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Samuel Welsch-Sveen
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Nick Blandford Public Arts Chair
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Bryony Gomez-Palacio
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Elliot Reichert
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Rachel Glago Grants Chair
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Karen Hallett-Rupp

Bloomington Digital Underground Advisory Committee

Description

The Bloomington Digital Underground is the City of Bloomington's core fiber-optic network, connecting City, County, MCPL, MCCSC and other facilities. The BDU Advisory Board advises the City on management of the BDU, related City telecommunications and IT infrastructure investments, and strategic IT initiatives.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are required at least once quarterly, but typically occur every month on the first Thursday of the month at 4pm in the McCloskey Room at City Hall.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
BPW-1 (Board of Public Works Appointment (IU)) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Board of Public Works (voting) Chris Robb
BPW-2 (Board of Public Works Appointment (ED)) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Board of Public Works (voting) Mike Trotzke
BPW-3 (Board of Public Works Appointment (NFP)) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2020 Board of Public Works (voting) Mike Sullivan
BPW-4 (Board of Public Works Appointment (Tech)) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2020 Board of Public Works (voting) Marianne Chitwood
BPW-5 (Board of Public Works Appointment (Tech)) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2020 Board of Public Works (voting) Michelle Cole
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Mike Allen
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Tim Pritchett
Requirements
BPW-1: IU Representative
BPW-2: expertise in local economic development issues
BPW-3: from a not-for-profit organization serving a public, educational, or charitable interest
BPW-4: business and/or technology community
BPW-5: business and/or technology community

Board of Park Commissioners

I.C. 36-10-4

BMC 2.20

Description

The Board of Park Commissioners is a policy-making authority for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. The Board is comprised of four members appointed by the Mayor.

Meeting Schedule

The Board meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) Les Coyne
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Ellen Rodkey
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Israel Herrera
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Kathleen Mills

Board of Public Safety

I.C. 36-4-9-6

BMC 2.17

Description

The Public Safety Board oversees the Police and Fire Departments

Meeting Schedule

This board meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in McCloskey

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Rafi Hasan
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Susan Yoon Chairperson
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Kim Gray Vice Chairperson
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Maqube Reese

Board of Public Works

I.C. 36-4-9-6

BMC 2.09

Description

The Board of Public Works monitors and grants final approval to commission resolutions and directives. The Board is the chief administrative body of the City and has control of the day to day operation of the Department of Public Works, the Board also has the authority to allow and approve claims.

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Public Works meets every other Tuesday at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Kyla Cox Deckard
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Dana Palazzo
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Beth Hollingsworth

Board of Zoning Appeals

I.C. 36-7-4-902, 903, 906

BMC 20.01.380

Description

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and makes the final decision on requests for variances from both the development and the use standards in the Unified Development Ordinance. The BZA also hears and makes final decisions on conditional use requests. In addition, the BZA makes the final decision concerning appeals from administrative decisions.

The BZA consists of five standing members appointed either by the Mayor, Common Council or Plan Commission. Additionally, there are two alternates that are available to serve for members that cannot attend a meeting.

Meeting Schedule

Once per month on a Thursday, but not the same Thursday every month.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/2/2018 - 1/1/2022 Common Council (voting) Jo Throckmorton
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2017 - 1/4/2021 Mayor (voting) Barre Klapper
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/8/2019 - 1/1/2023 Mayor (voting) Susan Sandberg
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/2/2018 - 1/1/2022 Mayor (voting) Cassaundra Huskey
PC (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/8/2019 - 1/1/2023 Plan Commission (voting) Flavia Burrell
Requirement
PC: Must reside in the AIFA (Area Intended for Annexation) and must be the AIFA appointee to the Plan Commission

Cascades Golf Course Advisory Council

Description

The Cascades Golf Course Advisory Council is made up of five regular voting members, representing competitive golfers, recreational golfers, the ladies' league, junior golfers, and golf course maintenance.

The Cascades Golf Course Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners matters pertaining to facilities, operations, and policies.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Council Member) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
M-2 (Council Member) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
M-3 (Council Member) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
M-4 (Council Member) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
M-5 (Council Member) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant

CDBG Funding Citizens Advisory Committee

Description

This is the public body that reviews and recommends CDBG funding for a variety of community projects. The membership is as follows: two City Council members, two Redevelopment Commission members, and up to 18 community members appointed by the Mayor.

The Council is split into two committees; one to review applications and recommend funding for physical improvement projects and one to review applications and recommend funding for public service programs.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
C-2 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
M-01 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Brittaney Hartzer
M-02 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Maryjane McNabb
M-03 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Beth Rosenbarger
M-04 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Becky Boustani
M-05 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Matthew Hanauer
M-06 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Caitlin Watkins
M-07 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Chris Hazel
M-08 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Georg'ann Cattelona
M-09 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Jonathan Barada
M-10 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Rick Coppock
M-11 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Julie Pemberton
M-12 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Tim Mayer
M-13 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Matthew Hutchinson
M-14 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Byron Turner II
M-15 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Trisa Chakraborty
M-16 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-17 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-18 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
R-1 (Redevelopment Commission) - Redevelopment Commission (voting) Vacant
R-2 (Redevelopment Commission) - Redevelopment Commission (voting) Sue Sgambelluri

City Council

Indiana Code § 36-4-6

Description

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.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (District I) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-2 (District II) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
C-3 (District III) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Ron Smith
C-4 (District IV) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Dave Rollo
C-5 (District V) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
C-6 (District VI) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Stephen Volan
C-7 (At-Large) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Matt Flaherty
C-8 (At-Large) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-9 (At-Large) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Elected (voting) Jim Sims

City Council Administration Committee

Resolution 20-01.4.a

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Administration Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on matters of basic administration of city government and internal services provided by certain departments and divisions.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Stephen Volan

City Council Climate Action and Resilience Committee

Res. 20-01.4.f

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Climate Action and Resilience Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on the city’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase community resilience in the face of climate change. Economic equity, environmental equity, and social equity in climate action fall under the purview of this committee.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger

City Council Community Affairs Committee

Res. 20-01.4.b

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Community Affairs Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on the outreach and community support functions carried out mainly by, or with staff support from, the Community and Family Resources Department, but also by other citizen boards or commissions. It is also authorized to research and take input on other community affairs and matters that do not otherwise fall within the purview of another standing committee.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith

City Council Housing Committee

Res. 20-01.4.c

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Housing Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on the various facets of housing in the city, including support for low-income housing and historic preservation, and research and take input on other housing issues of community concern.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Stephen Volan
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith

City Council Land Use Committee

Res. 18-02

Description

The Land Use Committee shall continue to be responsible for making recommendations to the Council on matters certified to the Council by the Plan Commission. It shall also research and take input on other land use matters of community concern, with a focus on implementing the city's Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance, as well as on more specific issues relating to land use within the city's planning jurisdiction, both by the city itself and other public or private developers.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Stephen Volan
C-2 (Council) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith Chair
C-3 (Council) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty
C-4 (Council) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger

City Council Public Safety Committee

Res. 20-01.4.e

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Public Safety Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on the public safety and animal control functions of the city.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims

City Council Sustainable Development Committee

Res. 20-01.4.g

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Sustainable Development Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on promoting and implementing sustainability as a guiding principle in the city’s economic development efforts.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Stephen Volan

City Council Transportation Committee

Res. 20-01.4.h

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Transportation Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on all types of transportation infrastructure and planning.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Stephen Volan

City Council Utilities and Sanitation Committee

Res. 20-01.4.i

Description

As a standing committee of the Bloomington Common Council created by Resolution 20-01, the Utilities and Sanitation Committee is authorized to consider legislation referred to it by the Council and to focus on the public services provided by the city through water treatment, wastewater treatment, stormwater infrastructure, and sanitation.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims

Commission on Aging

BMC 2.23.090

Description

The Commission on Aging was established in December, 2009 to encourage the development of programming, explore issues and concerns, celebrate accomplishments, promote solutions to the problems and challenges and work in collaboration with other community organization to promote public awareness of the senior and aging community.

Meeting Schedule

The CoA meeting are on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Hooker Room

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Jennifer Donegan
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Robert Deppert
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Jack Kahn
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Kelsey Haislip
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Lori Clendening
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Phil Stafford
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Leanne Zdravecky
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jennifer Burns
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Yonda Snyder

Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs

BMC 2.23.080

Description

The Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs works to identify and research the issues which impact the Hispanic and Latino populations in Bloomington, especially in the areas of health, education, public safety and cultural competency.

The Commission's responsibilities include:

  • Develop action committees addressing the challenges of members of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the areas of education, health, employment and public safety
  • Serve as a catalyst to promote positive public and private remedies to the multi-faceted issues confronting Latinos and Hispanics in our community and the resulting effects on the entire community
  • Network with like-minded groups and local organizations to share ideas and information and to collaborate on projects where appropriate
  • Celebrate Latino and Hispanic history and contributions to the Bloomington community and in the United States
Meeting Schedule

All Commission meetings are open to the public and are held the last Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Dairo Baez
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Amy Oakley
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Nico Sigler
C-4 (Advisory Seat) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council Francisco Ruiz Lemus
C-5 (Advisory Seat) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council Pedro Ramirez
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Ruben Marte
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Ivan Maceda
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Shelley Sallee

Commission on Sustainability

BMC 2.12.100

Ordinance 05-15

Description

BCOS Mission:

The City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability (BCOS) promotes economic development, environmental health, and social equity in our community for present and future generations. The commission gathers and disseminates information; promotes practical initiatives; and measures, monitors, and reports on our community's progress toward sustainability.

Meeting Schedule

BCOS meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6pm in the McCloskey Room at City Hall.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Ethan Horvath
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Samantha Ginther
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Bronson Bast
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Jerrett Alexander
C-ex officio (Council Ex-Officio) - Council Ex-Officio (voting) Dave Rollo
IU Sustainabilit (IU Sustainability) - IU Office of Sustainability (voting) Andrew Predmore
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Nejla Routsong
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Joseph Neukam
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Anna Abernathy
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jana McGee
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Trisa Chakraborty
MCC (Monroe County Commissioners Appointment) - Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Nolan Hendon
Requirements
C-1: Must be 18 years old City Resident
C-2: Must be 18 years old City Resident
C-3: Must be 18 years old City Resident
C-4: Must be 18 years old City Resident
C-5: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-1: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-2: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-3: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-4: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-5: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-6: Must be 18 years old City Resident

Commission on the Status of Black Males

BMC 2.23.070

Description

The Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males (CSBM) was established in 2001. The Commission's purpose and duties include:

  • To develop action committees addressing problems of Black males in the areas of Education, Health, Criminal Justice and Employment;
  • To serve as a catalyst to promote positive public and private remedies to the multi-faceted problems confronting Black males in our community and the resulting effects on the entire community;
  • To organize and convene community forums and neighborhood-based focus groups to discuss the status of Black males;
  • To network with groups with similar missions, such as the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the African American National Council, and local commissions throughout the state, sharing ideas, information, data and plans.
Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held in the Hooker Conference Room #245, at City Hall at Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana on the Second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. (Dates and meeting rooms are subject to change).

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
BHRC (Human Rights Commission Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2020 Human Rights Commission (voting) Kourtney Byrd
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Seth Debro
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Nicole Griffin
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Donté Miller
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Byron Turner II
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Carl Darnell
MLK (MLK Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 MLK Birthday Commission (voting) James Sanders

Commission on the Status of Children & Youth

BMC 2.23.050

Description

The purpose of the Commission shall be to promote connections in our community which empower, enhance and nurture children and youth. The Commission will access resources and information to make recommendations to people and organizations with authority to create and support systems that encourage healthy development of children and youth.

Aims and goals:

  • Identify and assess needs, resources and services relating to children and youth;
  • Encourage collaboration between local agencies, schools, businesses and individuals;
  • Monitor legislative developments relating to children and youth;
  • Encourage local, State and federal legislation that will improve the lives of children and youth;
  • Empower children and youth to have a stronger voice in our community;
  • Empower children and youth to reach their full potential;
  • Report assessments and make recommendations; and
  • Celebrate successes.
Meeting Schedule

The Commission on the Status of Children and Youth holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall at Showers, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Hooker Conference Room, Suite 245.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Common Council) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Amelia Lahn
C-2 (Common Council) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Katie Rodriguez
C-3 (Common Council) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Sara Sheikh
C-4 (Common Council) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Jennifer Smallwood
M-1 (Mayor) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Isadore Torry
M-2 (Mayor) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Kira Richardson
M-3 (Mayor) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Arina Trotter
M-4 (Mayor) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Mathew Bumbalough
M-5 (Mayor) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jordan White

Commission on the Status of Women

BMC 2.23.060

Description

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. The goals of the Commission on the Status of Women include:

  • Identify the needs of, resources for, and services available to women in order to improve opportunities for women in Bloomington.
  • To stimulate and encourage legislation for the development of services that benefit women.
  • 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.
  • To maintain a close liaison with other women's commissions and advocacy groups.
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.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Nana Amoah-Ramey
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Rachel Frydman
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) A'ame Joslin
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Landry Culp
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Jennifer Sims
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Shruti Rana
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Debby Herbenick
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Ashley Hazelrig
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Nicole Bennett
Requirements
C-1: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
C-2: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
C-3: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
C-4: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
M-1: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
M-2: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
M-3: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
M-4: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.
M-5: Experience with women's needs, knowledge of legislative and policy process, and community resources.

Council for Community Accessibility

Description

The Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is a volunteer group that advocates for the interests of people with disabilities. Formerly known as the Community Council on Handicap Concerns, the group was formed in 1990. The CCA promotes awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities, and works to develop solutions to problems of accessibility in the community.

This is an open board and any member of the public my attend and participate at CCA meetings.

CCA Objectives

  • Assessment:To seek information about the needs and available services for persons with disabilities.
  • Awareness: To educate all segments of the community.
  • Accessibility: To promote access to places of public accommodation, housing, programs, and services.
  • Affinity: To develop coalitions with groups that share similar interests
  • Advocacy: To promote the best interests of persons with disabilities by supporting specific, identified issues.
  • Advice: To serve as a resource to the community.
  • Action: To actively work to accomplish the objectives of the organization.
Christopher Baskins 4/19/2018 -
Zoe Waters 10/24/2017 -
Rachel Guglielmo 10/24/2017 -
Coleman Kavgian 10/24/2017 -
Michael Bird 10/24/2017 -
Barbara Salisbury 11/1/2016 -
Karin Willison 11/1/2016 -
Suzie Rimstidt 11/1/2016 -
Lesley Davis 11/1/2016 -
Jeannette Thomas 11/1/2016 -
Lisa Connolly 11/1/2016 -
Dorothy Lenard 11/1/2016 -
David Smith 11/1/2016 -
Chris Jackson 11/1/2016 -
Katie Anderson 11/1/2016 -
David Carter 4/14/2016 -
Susan Russ 4/14/2016 -
Katie Herron 4/13/2016 -
Vicki Pappas 4/13/2016 -
Linda Crawford 4/13/2016 -

Dispatch Policy Board

Description

Since 1998, the City of Bloomington and Monroe County have cooperated in the operation of a joint central emergency dispatch center. The Dispatch Policy Board serves as the oversight board for central emergency dispatch. The Policy Board is established pursuant to an interlocal cooperation agreement between the City of Bloomington and Monroe County, and the Board's members are appointed by the City and County. The Board meets at least every other month to review claims, examine contracts, receive information about dispatch operations, and discuss all other issues pertaining to dispatch services in Monroe County.

Meeting Schedule

Generally meets every two months on odd-numbered months. See City calendar for specific dates.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Mayor Appointee) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Joe Qualters
M-2 (Mayor Appointee) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jayme Washel
M-3 (IU Law Enforcement) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Shannon Bunger
MCC-1 (Monroe County Fire Chief) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Dustin Dillard
MCC-2 (Monroe County Appointee) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Russell Brummett
Requirements
M-1: A majority of the members of the Policy Board shall be law enforcement officers who are current employees of a law enforcement agency located in Monroe County, Indiana, that routinely receives dispatch calls. At least one (1) of each of the County’s and Mayor’s appointed members must have background experience in and/or knowledge of public safety and/or public safety communications.
M-2: A majority of the members of the Policy Board shall be law enforcement officers who are current employees of a law enforcement agency located in Monroe County, Indiana, that routinely receives dispatch calls. At least one (1) of each of the County’s and Mayor’s appointed members must have background experience in and/or knowledge of public safety and/or public safety communications.
M-3: Mayoral appointment, law enforcement representative from IU A majority of the members of the Policy Board shall be law enforcement officers who are current employees of a law enforcement agency located in Monroe County, Indiana, that routinely receives dispatch calls. At least one (1) of each of the County’s and Mayor’s appointed members must have background experience in and/or knowledge of public safety and/or public safety communications.
MCC-1: A Monroe County Fire Chief A majority of the members of the Policy Board shall be law enforcement officers who are current employees of a law enforcement agency located in Monroe County, Indiana, that routinely receives dispatch calls. At least one (1) of each of the County’s and Mayor’s appointed members must have background experience in and/or knowledge of public safety and/or public safety communications.
MCC-2: A majority of the members of the Policy Board shall be law enforcement officers who are current employees of a law enforcement agency located in Monroe County, Indiana, that routinely receives dispatch calls. At least one (1) of each of the County’s and Mayor’s appointed members must have background experience in and/or knowledge of public safety and/or public safety communications.

Economic Development Commission

I.C. 36-7-12-5

BMC 2.30.10

Description

The Bloomington Economic Development Commission (EDC) was created to enhance economic growth within the City of Bloomington. The five commissioners employ a variety of tools to stimulate redevelopment and increased employment, including tax abatements and economic development revenue bonds.

Meeting Schedule

The EDC meets on the fourth Friday of each month, with some exceptions for holidays. Regularly scheduled meetings are at Noon in the Hooker Conference Room of City Hall. For further information regarding the EDC please contact the Economic & Sustainable Development Department at 812.349.3418.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
CM-1 (Common Council Nomination) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
CM-2 (County Council Nomination) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Geoff McKim
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Vanessa McClary
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Kurt Zorn
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Malcolm Webb

Environmental Commission

BMC 2.12.050

Description

Established in 1971 by municipal ordinance, the Bloomington Environmental Commission (EC), formerly known as the Environmental Quality and Conservations Commission, is a voluntary advisory body composed of citizens appointed by the Mayor and Common Council. Commissioners must reside within the municipal boundary. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more areas of physical, biological, or environmental sciences; sanitation and recycling; public health; or conservation.

For current vacancies, please refer to the list of members.

Mission

The mission of the EC is to advise the City on how its actions and policies may preserve and enhance the quality of Bloomington’s environment, including the life-supporting processes that natural ecological systems provide to humans and other organisms.

The EC actively participates in the city planning process; researches and reports on environmental topics; develops educational materials; responds to inquiries from residents; and coordinates with other municipal boards and commissions, and other organizations on issues of mutual interest.

For more information, please see the Bloomington Municipal Code 2.12.050.

Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings are generally on the third Thursday every month at 6:00pm, and working group meetings convene as needed. It is expected that all members will be active in EC projects by attending monthly meetings and working group meetings. The time required to fulfill the EC duties are approximately four hours per month.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Suzannah Evans Comfort
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Bailey Andison
C-3 (Council Appointment 3) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Daniel Olsson
C-4 (Council Appointment 4) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Shelby Hoshaw
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Donald Eggert
C-6 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Meredith Dickerson
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Michael Litwin
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Matt Caldie
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Andrew Guenther
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) David Parkhurst
Requirements
C-2: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
C-3: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
C-4: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
C-5: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
C-6: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
M-1: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
M-2: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
M-3: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
M-4: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
M-5: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation
M-6: Prefer persons with experience in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, business, public health conservation and recreation

Environmental Resources Advisory Council

Description

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.

Meeting Schedule

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

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
R-1 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Jeff Ehman
R-2 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Cathy Meyer
R-3 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Angie Shelton
R-4 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Denise Gardiner
R-5 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Sarah Murray
S-1 (Special Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) David Parkhurst
S-2 (Special Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) William Jones
S-3 (Special Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Dan Myers
S-4 (Special Voting) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Melissa Laney

Farmers' Market Advisory Council

Description

The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of 10 members representing Market vendors, customers and food and beverage artisans. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Park staff on policy matters relating to the Farmers’ Market. Four Market vendors serve on the Farmers’ Market Advisory Council. Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Parks Conference Room, Suite 250 of City Hall. It is advisable to check with Market staff prior to each month’s meeting in case there has been a change. For more information or an application to apply to the Farmers' Market Advisory Council contact Marcia Veldman at 812-349-3738 or farmersmarketac@bloomington.in.gov

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Parks and Recreation Department Conference Room, located in Suite 250 at 401 N. Morton St. in City Hall. Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Customers 1) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Janice Lilly
C-2 (Customers 2) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Mara Lea Rosenbarger
C-3 (Customers 3) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Michael Gleeson
C-4 (Customers 4) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Lynn Schwartzberg
C-5 (Customers 5) 3/1/2019 - 3/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Suzanne Mann
FBA-1 (Food and Beverage Artisan) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
FBA-2 (Food and Beverage Artisan) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
V-1 (Vendors 1) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Rebeca Vadas
V-2 (Vendors 2) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Cortland Carrington
V-3 (Vendors 3) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Whitney Schlegel
V-4 (Vendors 4) 3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Melanie McQuinn

Firefighters Pension Board

I.C. 36-8-7

BMC 2.30.50

Description

The Firefighters Pension Board will oversee the pension fund and the hiring of new firefighters.

Meeting Schedule

Annually, one regularly scheduled session, which takes place during February. All other sessions are special sessions.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
FC-1 (Fire Chief) - Fire Chief Ex-Officio (voting) Jason Moore
FD-1 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2014 - 10/21/2018 Fire Department (voting) Bryan Hutchinson
FD-2 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2014 - 10/21/2018 Fire Department (voting) Jason Zeeks
FD-3 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2014 - 10/21/2018 Fire Department (voting) Jeff Kerr
FD-4 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2014 - 10/21/2018 Fire Department (voting) Roger Kerr
M-1 (Mayor) - Mayor Ex-Officio (voting) John Hamilton
RFD-1 (Retired Fire Department) 10/22/2016 - 10/21/2018 Fire Department (voting) Terry Williams

Hearing Officer

BMC 20.01.400

Description

The Hearing Officer hears and makes the final decision on certain conditional uses, as specified in the Plan Commission rules.

The Hearing Officer also hears and makes final decisions on certain variances from development standards. As with the Plat Committee, the Hearing Officer can meet more often and at more convenient hours than the full Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals, thus improving service to citizens.

The Hearing Officer is a Planning and Transportation Department staff member that is appointed by the Plan Commission.

Meeting Schedule

Every other Tuesday of the month.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
P-1 (AICP) - Plan Commission (voting) Beth Rosenbarger
P-2 (Alternate) (AICP) - Plan Commission Scott Robinson

Historic Preservation Commission

BMC 2.16

Description

The Commission works to educate the public concerning the goals and methods of historic preservation. Nine volunteer local commissioners, all local residents experienced in historic preservation, are appointed by the mayor. They are assisted by a staff member from the city Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development.

Meeting Schedule

The commission meets twice monthly.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Common Council Duncan Campbell
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Common Council Derek Richey
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Common Council Jenny Southern
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Common Council Ernesto Castaneda
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Lee Sandweiss
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) Doug Bruce
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Chris Sturbaum
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Sam DeSollar
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) Deborah Hutton
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) John Saunders
M-7 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Susan Dyar
M-8 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Jeff Goldin
M-9 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant

Hospital Re-Use Steering Committee

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name

Housing Authority Board

Description

Commissioners serve as the governing officers of a public-corporate entity, one that functions as a developer and landlord of local low-income housing programs. Among their principal responsibilities are:

  • Providing leadership and advocating for public housing;
  • Setting policies governing the operations of the public housing authority and charting the direction of current and future programs;
  • Ensuring, through independent reviews and audits that the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) operates within the law and according to HUD regulations, taking into consideration the economy and efficiency of operations;
  • Hiring a qualified Executive Director to manage the day to day operations;
  • Obtaining and managing monies to support the authority;
  • Adopting operating budgets; and
  • Establishing policies to prevent fraud, abuse, mismanagement and discrimination and to ensure that the BHA act legally and with integrity in its daily operations.
Meeting Schedule

All regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Bloomington Housing Authority's Community Room at 1007 N. Summitt St. Bloomington, IN 47404. For cancellations or changes, please refer to Public Notices in the Herald Time

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Sue Wanzer
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Kevin Cade
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Lindsey Smith
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Elaine Amerson
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Marilyn Skirvin
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) William Hosea
M-7 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Sherry Clay

Housing Quality Appeals Board

BMC 2.19

Description

The Board shall hear the appeal of any person aggrieved by the decision of the Director of Housing & Neighborhood Development or designee, or any administrative officer charged with the administration of the Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishment Inspection Program of Bloomington, Indiana.

Meeting Schedule

Every third Wednesday of the month.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Susie Hamilton
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Nicholas Carder
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Diana Opata
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Beth Gallman
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Dominic Thompson

Human Rights Commission

BMC 2.21.010

Description

The Human Rights Commission is designed to enforce Bloomington's Human Rights Ordinance in a fair and timely manner, to educate community members about their rights and responsibilities under various civil rights laws, to raise awareness on all human rights issues, to ensure that contractors and subcontractors on city jobs pay employees applicable common wages, to ensure that the City, as an employer, governmental entity and provider of public accommodations, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and to provide the community with information about the ADA.

Human Rights Discussions

The staff of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission gives talks on a variety of human rights-related topics, including fair employment and fair housing practices, sexual harassment, affirmative action and hate incidents. The service is free. If you would like to schedule a talk, contact the BHRC at 349-3429 or human.rights@bloomington.in.gov.

Meeting Schedule

This commission typically meets the 4th Monday of the month at 5:30pm in the McCloskey conference room.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Pamela Jackson
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Valeri Haughton
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Byron Bangert
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Latosha Williams
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Ryne Shadday
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Carolyn Calloway-Thomas
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Jacob Simpson
Requirements
C-1: City Resident
C-2: City Resident
C-3: City Resident
M-1: City Resident
M-2: City Resident
M-3: City Resident
M-4: City Resident

Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee

Description

Since the inception of the Jack Hopkins Social Services funding program in 1993, the Bloomington Common Council and Mayor have provided over $2 million in one-time funding to social services agencies for projects that have made a difference in the lives of City residents in need.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty
C-2 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
C-3 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
C-4 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg Chair
C-5 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Lauren McCalister
C-6 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Mark Fraley
C-7 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Tim Mayer

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commission

BMC 2.12.090

Description

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission seeks to promote and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and promote the acceptance of diversity in the community. The Commission sponsors events and programs to commemorate the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, including a volunteer service day initiative "A Day ON! Not a Day Off", "40 Days of Peace", the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award, and the annual community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. The Commission also sponsors events throughout the year which promote justice, racial harmony and equal opportunity.

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.12

While there are no requirements for eligibility, preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington human rights commission, Monroe County Government, local community school corporations, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The duties of the position are to promote and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the acceptance of diversity in our community. In the pursuit of these purposes the commission may appoint additional volunteers and commission associates.

There is no compensation.

Please see the list of members for current vacancies.

Meeting Schedule

The estimate of how much time is involved is a monthly one-hour meeting, attendance at the event, a couple meetings involving distribution of the any service project funding received, as well as the planning and attendance at an occasional additional event that promotes the mission of the MLK Commission.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) James Sanders
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Lily Kleinlein
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Gloria Howell
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Treon McClendon
NAACP (NAACP Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 NAACP (voting) M. Dianne Shewmaker
Requirements
C-1: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP
C-2: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP
C-3: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP
M-1: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP
M-2: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP
M-3: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP
NAACP: Preference for appointments shall be given to persons belonging to local religious organizations, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Monroe County Government, local school corporations and the NAACP

Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition

Description

The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition is committed to improving the response to domestic violence issues through communication and coordination of services. Major projects of the Coalition include a bi-annual Domestic Violence Awareness Conference held every other November and the implementation and monitoring of an audit of our community's response to domestic violence.

Meeting Schedule

The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition meets on the third Friday of each month at 12:00 noon in the McCloskey Conference Room (#135), located in Showers City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana. (Dates and meeting rooms are subject to change.)

MPO Citizens Advisory Committee

Memorandum of Agreement

Description

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a volunteer group consisting of representatives from community organizations, professional organizations, neighborhood associations, and the private sector. Interested citizens that are not officially representing an agency or association are also invited to join the CAC.

Through the CAC, the MPO receives direct input for Policy Committee deliberation and transportation issues. The CAC also assists in developing public involvement programs to solicit general public input on all MPO activities.

Meeting Schedule

CAC meetings are open to the public and meet at 6:30pm in the McCloskey Room of City Hall.

Geoff McKim 11/1/2019 -
Joan Keeler 3/20/2018 -
John Kennedy 3/20/2018 -
David Walter 9/22/2014 -
Mary Jane Hall 9/22/2014 -
Paul Ash 3/28/2014 -
Sarah Ryterband 3/28/2014 -

MPO Policy Committee

Description

The Policy Committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) discusses and approves MPO policy.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are open to the public and are held on an "as needed" basis, at 1:30pm in the McCloskey Room of City Hall.

Dave Warren 3/5/2020 -
Kate Wiltz 3/5/2020 -
Penny Githens 3/5/2020 -
Pamela Samples 3/5/2020 -
Alexandria Burns 3/5/2020 -
Jillian Kinzie 3/5/2020 -
Matt Flaherty 1/8/2020 -
Erica Tait 11/1/2019 -
Lisa Ridge 3/19/2018 -
Kent McDaniel 3/19/2018 -
John Hamilton 3/19/2018 -
Adam Wason 3/19/2018 -
Jason Banach 3/19/2018 -
Sarah Ryterband 3/19/2018 -
Tony McClellan 3/19/2018 -

MPO Technical Advisory Committee

Meeting Schedule

TAC meetings are open to the public and meeting at 10:00 am in the McCloskey Room of City Hall.

Matt Rhoads 3/5/2020 -
Neil Kopper 11/1/2019 -
Brian Noojin 11/1/2019 -
Erica Tait 11/1/2019 -
Charles Laverty 11/1/2019 -
Mike Wilcox 3/19/2018 -
Brian Jones 3/19/2018 -
Emmanuel Nsonwu 3/19/2018 -
Paul Satterly 3/19/2018 -
Kevin Tolloty 3/19/2018 -
Danny Stalcup 3/19/2018 -
Chris Myers 3/19/2018 -
Jane Fleig 3/19/2018 -
Chris Ciolli 3/19/2018 -
Kurt Babcock 3/19/2018 -
Larry Wilson 3/19/2018 -
Kelli Witmer 3/19/2018 -
Catherine Smith 3/19/2018 -
Laura Haley 3/19/2018 -
Jeff Underwood 3/19/2018 -
Terri Porter 3/19/2018 -
Dave Williams 3/19/2018 -
David Walter 3/19/2018 -
Lew May 3/19/2018 -

Parking Commission

BMC 2.12.110

Description

The purpose of the Parking Commission is, in coordination with decision-makers and other entities as is necessary or prudent: (1) to develop, implement, maintain, and promote a comprehensive policy on parking that takes into account the entirety of, and furthers the objectives of, the city’s comprehensive plan; and (2) to coordinate parking activities, to carry on educational activities in parking matters, to supervise the preparation and publication of parking reports, to receive comments and concerns having to do with parking matters, and to recommend to the common council and to appropriate city officials ways and means for achieving the city’s comprehensive plan objectives through the administration of parking policies and the enforcement of parking regulations.

Meeting Schedule

At least once a month

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Merchant) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Tracy Gates
C-2 (City Resident) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Adrienne Evans Fernandez
C-3 (City Resident) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Eoban Binder
C-4 (Council Ex-officio) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2021 Council Ex-Officio (voting) Stephen Volan
M-1 (Merchant) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-2 (Non-profit) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-3 (City Resident) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-4 (City Resident) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-5 (Transportation & Traffic Division) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Scott Robinson
Requirements
C-1: A merchant owning and operating a business located at an address within the City limits
C-2: City resident
C-3: City resident living within the City limits. Initial term for C-3 runs to 1/31/2019
C-4: Appointed by the Common Council from among its membership
M-1: A merchant owning and operating a business located at an address within the City limits
M-2: A board member or an employee of a non-profit organization which operates at property that is owned or leased by the non-profit organization and located within the City limits
M-3: City Resident living within the City limits. Initial term for M-3 runs to 1/31/2019
M-4: City Resident living within the City limits
M-5: One member appointed by the Mayor shall be from within the Transportation and Traffic Services Division of the Planning and Transportation Department.

Plan Commission

I.C. 36-7-4-207, 214, 218

BMC 2.13

Description

The Plan Commission is the land use and development policy body for the City and is the decision-making body for site plan review, preliminary and final plats, and final Planned Unit Developments (PUD's). The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Common Council for rezoning requests, preliminary PUD's, and amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The Plan Commission also advises the Common Council on the adoption of, and amendments to, the Growth Policies Plan (GPP).

The Plan Commission is composed of nine voting members. They are Bloomington residents appointed by the Mayor and various City of Bloomington boards. A member of the Common Council also serves a rotational term on the Plan Commission. The Traffic and Transportation Engineer is an ex-officio member.

Meeting Schedule

Once per month on a Monday but not the same Monday every month

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
BPW-1 (Board of Public Works) 1/7/2020 - 1/2/2023 Board of Public Works (voting) Flavia Burrell
C-1 (Council Member) 1/7/2020 - 1/1/2024 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
M-1 (City Residents 1) 1/7/2020 - 1/1/2024 Mayor (voting) Karin St. John
M-2 (City Residents 2) 1/6/2020 - 1/1/2024 Mayor (voting) Chris Cockerham
M-3 (City Residents 3) 1/1/2017 - 1/6/2021 Mayor (voting) Jillian Kinzie
M-4 (City Residents 4) 1/2/2019 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Brad Wisler
M-5 (City Residents 5) 1/2/2019 - 1/1/2023 Mayor (voting) Beth Cate
MCC-1 (County Residents 1) 1/2/2020 - 1/1/2024 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Vacant
MCC-2 (County Residents 2) 1/2/2020 - 1/1/2024 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Vacant
MCPC-1 (Non-Voting) 1/4/2016 - 1/3/2020 Monroe County Plan Commission Trohn Enright-Randolph
PR-1 (Parks and Recreation) 1/8/2019 - 12/31/2022 Parks and Recreation (voting) Israel Herrera
PT-1 (Traffic and Transportation Engineer) 1/4/2020 - 12/31/2023 Planning and Transportation Department (voting) Neil Kopper
Requirements
BPW-1: Must be a Board member or designee
C-1: Must be a Council Member
M-1: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Elected or appointed officials are ineligible Appointees must be residents of area served by commission
M-2: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Elected or appointed officials are ineligible Appointees must be residents of area served by commission
M-3: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Elected or appointed officials are ineligible Appointees must be residents of area served by commission
M-4: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Elected or appointed officials are ineligible Appointees must be residents of area served by commission
M-5: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Elected or appointed officials are ineligible Appointees must be residents of area served by commission
MCC-1: Appointees must reside in the areas intended for annexation (AIFA)
MCC-2: Appointees must reside in the areas intended for annexation (AIFA)
PR-1: Appointees must be a member of the appointing group

Plat Committee

BMC 20.01.410

IC 36-7-4-701

Description

The Plat Committee hears and makes final decisions on preliminary and final plat (subdivision) requests. This group can meet more frequently and at more convenient hours than the full Plan Commission, thereby improving service to citizens.

The Plat Committee is composed of three members that represent the Plan Commission, Planning and Transportation Department.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
P-1 (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/3/2019 - 1/2/2020 Plan Commission (voting) Roy Aten
P-2 (Plan Commission Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2020 Plan Commission (voting) Jillian Kinzie
P-3 (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/3/2019 - 1/2/2020 Plan Commission (voting) Michael Carter

Police Pension Board

I.C. 36-8

BMC 2.30.040

Meeting Schedule

Annually, one regularly scheduled session, which takes place during February. All other sessions are special sessions.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-EO (Controller Ex-Officio) - Controller Ex-Officio (voting) Jeff Underwood
M-EO (Mayor Ex-Officio) - Mayor Ex-Officio (voting) John Hamilton
P-1 (Active Police Officer 1) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Police Department (voting) Matthew Gilmore
P-2 (Active Police Officer 2) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Police Department (voting) Zach Weisheit
P-3 (Active Police Officer 3) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Police Department (voting) Jason Shaevitz
P-4 (Active Police Officer 4) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Police Department (voting) Vacant
P-5 (Active Police Officer 5) 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017 Police Department (voting) Dana Cole
PC-EO (Police Chief Ex-Officio) - Police Chief Ex-Officio (voting) Michael Diekhoff
RP-1 (Retired Police Officer) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2022 Police Department (voting) Bill Parker
Requirements
C-EO: The Mayor, City Controller, and Police Chief are ex officio members of the Board
M-EO: The Mayor, City Controller, and Police Chief are ex officio members of the Board
PC-EO: The Mayor, City Controller, and Police Chief are ex officio members of the Board
RP-1: Retired Police Officer

Public Safety Local Income Tax Committee

IC 6-3.6-3-1

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
BCC-1 (Bloomington) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
BCC-2 (Bloomington) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
BCC-3 (Bloomington) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
BCC-4 (Bloomington) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims
ETC (Ellettsville Town Council) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Ellettsville (voting) Scott Oldham
MCC-1 (Monroe County) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 County Council (voting) Geoff McKim
MCC-2 (Monroe County) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 County Council (voting) Cheryl Munson
STC (Stinesville) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Stinesville (voting) Lois Purcell

Public Transportation Corporation Board of Directors

I.C. 36-9-4

BMC 2.76

Description

The Public Transportation Corporation is a separate municipal corporation charged with the management of the Bloomington Transit System, with taxing authority as set out in I.C. 36-9-4. Statutory Authority: (I.C. 36-9-4) (BMC 2.76)

As per IC 36-9-4-14(b), Board members must be residents of the taxing district of the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation and must be a resident of the City of Bloomington. The duties of a board member are to attend monthly board meetings, to serve in any officer role as elected by the Board of Directors, and to carry out the purposes of the corporation. The estimated time required to fulfill the duties is 2-3 hours per month. Compensation is $100.00 per month.

Meeting Schedule

3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Bloomington Transit conference room, 130 W Grimes Ln

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council (2 years)) 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Alex B. Cartwright
C-2 (Council (3 years)) 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Nancy Obermeyer
C-3 (Council (4 years)) 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Kent McDaniel
M-1 (Mayor (1 year)) 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Marilyn Hartman
M-2 (Mayor (2 year)) 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2022 Mayor (voting) James McLary
Requirements
C-1: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Appointees must be residents of taxing corporation C 36-9-4-14 Public transportation corporation; management by board of directors Sec. 14. (a) A public transportation corporation is under the control of a board of directors, which shall exercise the executive and legislative powers of the corporation. (b) Directors must be residents of the taxing district of the corporation. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.77. IC 36-9-4-15 Cities; public transportation corporations; board of directors; membership Sec. 15. (a) The board of directors of a public transportation corporation in a city consists of either five (5) or seven (7) directors, as determined by the city legislative body. (b) If the board of directors consists of five (5) directors, they are: Indiana Code 2015 (1) two (2) directors appointed by the city executive, for terms of one (1) and two (2) years, respectively; and (2) three (3) directors appointed by the city legislative body, for terms of two (2), three (3), and four (4) years, respectively.
C-2: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Appointees must be residents of taxing corporation C 36-9-4-14 Public transportation corporation; management by board of directors Sec. 14. (a) A public transportation corporation is under the control of a board of directors, which shall exercise the executive and legislative powers of the corporation. (b) Directors must be residents of the taxing district of the corporation. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.77. IC 36-9-4-15 Cities; public transportation corporations; board of directors; membership Sec. 15. (a) The board of directors of a public transportation corporation in a city consists of either five (5) or seven (7) directors, as determined by the city legislative body. (b) If the board of directors consists of five (5) directors, they are: Indiana Code 2015 (1) two (2) directors appointed by the city executive, for terms of one (1) and two (2) years, respectively; and (2) three (3) directors appointed by the city legislative body, for terms of two (2), three (3), and four (4) years, respectively.
C-3: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Appointees must be residents of taxing corporation C 36-9-4-14 Public transportation corporation; management by board of directors Sec. 14. (a) A public transportation corporation is under the control of a board of directors, which shall exercise the executive and legislative powers of the corporation. (b) Directors must be residents of the taxing district of the corporation. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.77. IC 36-9-4-15 Cities; public transportation corporations; board of directors; membership Sec. 15. (a) The board of directors of a public transportation corporation in a city consists of either five (5) or seven (7) directors, as determined by the city legislative body. (b) If the board of directors consists of five (5) directors, they are: Indiana Code 2015 (1) two (2) directors appointed by the city executive, for terms of one (1) and two (2) years, respectively; and (2) three (3) directors appointed by the city legislative body, for terms of two (2), three (3), and four (4) years, respectively.
M-1: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Appointees must be residents of taxing corporation C 36-9-4-14 Public transportation corporation; management by board of directors Sec. 14. (a) A public transportation corporation is under the control of a board of directors, which shall exercise the executive and legislative powers of the corporation. (b) Directors must be residents of the taxing district of the corporation. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.77. IC 36-9-4-15 Cities; public transportation corporations; board of directors; membership Sec. 15. (a) The board of directors of a public transportation corporation in a city consists of either five (5) or seven (7) directors, as determined by the city legislative body. (b) If the board of directors consists of five (5) directors, they are: Indiana Code 2015 (1) two (2) directors appointed by the city executive, for terms of one (1) and two (2) years, respectively; and (2) three (3) directors appointed by the city legislative body, for terms of two (2), three (3), and four (4) years, respectively.
M-2: No more than 3 appointees may be affiliated with the same major political party. Appointees must be residents of taxing corporation C 36-9-4-14 Public transportation corporation; management by board of directors Sec. 14. (a) A public transportation corporation is under the control of a board of directors, which shall exercise the executive and legislative powers of the corporation. (b) Directors must be residents of the taxing district of the corporation. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.77. IC 36-9-4-15 Cities; public transportation corporations; board of directors; membership Sec. 15. (a) The board of directors of a public transportation corporation in a city consists of either five (5) or seven (7) directors, as determined by the city legislative body. (b) If the board of directors consists of five (5) directors, they are: Indiana Code 2015 (1) two (2) directors appointed by the city executive, for terms of one (1) and two (2) years, respectively; and (2) three (3) directors appointed by the city legislative body, for terms of two (2), three (3), and four (4) years, respectively.

Redevelopment Commission

I.C. 36-7-14-6.1 & 7

BMC 2.18

Description

The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission oversees the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development which include: Community Development Block Grant, HOME funds, Neighborhood Improvement Grants and Tax Increment Districts.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are generally held the first and third Monday of each month at 5:00pm in the McCloskey Room

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) Nick Kappas
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Common Council (voting) David Walter
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) Donald Griffin President
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) Eric Sandweiss
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Mayor (voting) Cindy Kinnarney
MCCSC (School Board Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019 MCCSC Sue Wanzer
Requirements
C-1: Must be 18 years old City Resident
C-2: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-1: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-2: Must be 18 years old City Resident
M-3: Must be 18 years old City Resident
MCCSC: Must be 18 years old City Resident

Sidewalk Committee

Description

The Common Council Sidewalk Committee meets each year to recommend the best way to use appropriations from the City's Alternative Transportation Fund for the following year. Established in 1992, the Fund receives excess revenues from the Residential Neighborhood Parking Permit program and is dedicated to reducing our community's dependence on the automobile. The Committee has helped further this goal by primarily funding the design and construction of new sidewalks. Most of the sidewalks funded by Committee connect with existing pedestrian ways and are expected to be used by a significant number of residents.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims

Traffic Commission

BMC 2.12.070

Description

The Traffic Commission is an advisory board established to coordinate traffic activities, to carry on educational activities in traffic matters, to supervise the preparation and publication of traffic reports, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters, and to recommend to the common council and to appropriate city officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.

Meeting Schedule

The fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Malik McCluskey
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Caitlin Watkins
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Sarah Ryterband
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Chris Etter
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Chiara Bangor-Giorgio
C-6 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Ryne Shadday
Police (BPD Designee) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Bloomington Police Department (voting) Shane Rasche
PWD (Public Works Director Designee) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Public Works Director (voting) Joe VanDeventer
Traffic (Traffic Designee) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2021 Transportation and Traffic Engineer (voting) Neil Kopper
Requirements
C-1: Each Council appointee shall be a resident of the City or of the City's two mile fringe with preference being given so that each Councilman's district is represented.
C-2: Each Council appointee shall be a resident of the City or of the City's two mile fringe with preference being given so that each Councilman's district is represented.
C-3: Each Council appointee shall be a resident of the City or of the City's two mile fringe with preference being given so that each Councilman's district is represented.
C-4: Each Council appointee shall be a resident of the City or of the City's two mile fringe with preference being given so that each Councilman's district is represented.
C-5: Each Council appointee shall be a resident of the City or of the City's two mile fringe with preference being given so that each Councilman's district is represented.
C-6: Each Council appointee shall be a resident of the City or of the City's two mile fringe with preference being given so that each Councilman's district is represented.

Tree Commission

BMC 2.20.150

Description

Duties

  • Advise City Landscaper (Urban Forester) on practices of urban forestry,
  • Assist the City Landscaper (Urban Forester) in formulating policies and procedures of urban forestry and formulating procedures for administering the provisions of this chapter,
  • Promote public education on the proper selection, planting, and care of trees by assisting in composing a manual and by other means,
  • Assist the City Landscaper (Urban Forester) in efforts to fund and promote the acquisition and distribution of additional trees on public property and right-of-ways,
  • Provide information and advice to the Board of Public Works on cases before it regarding trees or in adopting additional policies and practices relating to trees.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
BPW (Public Works Appointment) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2020 Board of Public Works (voting) Laurel Cornell
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) George Hegeman
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Tom Coleman
EC (Environmental Commission) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Environmental Commission (voting) David Parkhurst
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Mia Williams
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Mayor (voting) David Dilcher
PARKS (Parks Board Appointment) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Kerry Bridges
UF-1 (Urban Forester) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022 Urban Forestry Dedaimia Whitney
Requirements
BPW: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees
C-1: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees
C-2: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees
EC: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees
M-1: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees
M-2: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees
PARKS: Individuals should have an interest in urban forestry/landscaping issues and be willing to formulate policy and procedures related to trees

Urban Enterprise Association

I.C. 5-28-15

Description

The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) aims to "provide the means to improve the economic, physical, and social environment for Zone residents and businesses."

The BUEA Zone is an area north, west, and south of Downtown whose residents and businesses are eligible for scholarships, arts and business grants, and tax incentives.

In accordance with Indiana State Code Title 5-28-15, the BUEA contributes to economic development efforts in Bloomington's urban core. Over its 25+ year lifespan, the BUEA has spurred millions of dollars in investment.

Indiana offers a variety of state tax benefits for Zone businesses, investors, and residents. Businesses and investors who claim Zone-related tax benefits remit a percentage of their savings to the BUEA, which in turn operates a variety of programs to spur economic development within the Zone. The BUEA is managed by the City of Bloomington's Department of Economic & Sustainable Development (ESD).

The board currently has three vacancies. Two are gubernatorial appointments. The remaining vacancy is an appointment by Common Council of a Zone Resident, of a differing political party than the other appointed zone resident.

Meeting Schedule

The duties of the position are to attend board meetings once a month and to review materials in advance of each board meeting. The estimated time commitment is 2 hours per month and there is no compensation.

Second Wednesday of every month, at Noon in the McCloskey Conf. Room

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Member) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-2 (Zone Business) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Tracy Gates
C-3 (Zone Resident 1) 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Mary Morgan
C-4 (Zone Resident 2) 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Vacant
G-1 (IDOC) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Governor (voting) Vacant
G-2 (State Representative) 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2023 Governor (voting) Vacant
M-1 (Business 1) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Scot Wright
M-2 (Business 2) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Julie Donham
M-3 (Economic Development) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Alex Crowley
M-4 (Labor) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jackie Yenna
M-5 (Plan Commission) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Karin St. John
M-6 (Resident) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Paul Ash
Requirements
C-1: Must be able to devote 2-5 hours per month to activities in addition to the regular monthly board meetings Must be a Council Member
G-1: Non-voting
M-3: Must be able to devote 2-5 hours per month to activities in addition to the regular monthly board meetings

Utilities Service Board

BMC 2.24.020

Description

Oversees the Utilities Department and coordinates operations with City policies. Five appointees must be city residents, and no more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party.

Meeting Schedule

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held in the board room in the Utilities building at 600 E. Miller Drive (corner of Miller and Henderson).

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Megan Parmenter
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022 Common Council (voting) Amanda Burnham
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2021 Common Council (voting) Jeff Ehman
C-EO (Council Ex-Officio) - Council Ex-Officio Jim Sims
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2021 Mayor (voting) Julie Roberts
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jason Banach
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022 Mayor (voting) Jean Capler
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Jim Sherman
M-EO (Mayor Ex-Officio) - Mayor Ex-Officio Scott Robinson
Requirements
C-1: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
C-2: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
C-3: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
C-EO: The Common Council may appoint one member from the membership of the Council or its staff to serve as ex officio member without a vote. Monroe County resident
M-1: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
M-2: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
M-3: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
M-4: Must be users of one or more utilities services. No more than two-thirds of the members may be of the same political party Monroe County resident City Resident Must be residents of the utilities area served.
M-EO: the Mayor may serve as an ex officio member without a vote or may appoint one member from his/her staff to serve as an ex officio member without a vote Monroe County resident