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City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

Animal Control Commission

BMC 2.12.010

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The commission formulates adopts and implements policies, principles, and standards for humane treatment and control of all animals in the city.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Appointees shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

DUTIES: 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 1.5 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the commission does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

The 2nd 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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Sita Cohen
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Chris Hazel
M-1 (Veterinarian) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Laura Soto
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Nancy Riggert
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Sue Allmon
MCC (Monroe County Commissioners Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2023 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Valerie Pena
Requirements
M-1: Licensed Veterinarian Monroe County resident
MCC: Monroe County resident

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission

BMC 2.12.080

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The purpose of this commission is to promote and encourage bicycling, walking and running in a safe and efficient manner in the City of Bloomington for the purpose of health, recreation and transportation.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Appointees shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

DUTIES: (A)To serve as a citizens forum for discussion and recommendation of improvement to existing facilities and planning of new projects concerning safe access for cyclists, pedestrians and runners; (B)To prepare reports and recommendations to the mayor, common council, plan commission and planning and transportation department as needed, concerning the needs of cyclists, pedestrians and runners within the city; (C)To foster and develop safety programs for cyclists, pedestrians and runners; and, (D)To encourage the hosting of cycling, walking and running events conducted in a safe manner which will attract visitors from outside of the City.

TIME COMMITMENT: Time required by member to serve on commission: 1 hour per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Generally meets on the 2nd 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) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Ann Edmonds
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Pauly Tarricone
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Mitch Rice
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jaclyn Ray
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Paul Ash
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Zac Huneck
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Rob Danzman

BIDAC (Bloomington Industrial Development Advisory Commission)

I.C. 36-7-13

BMC 2.30.60

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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 downtown, to use the funds for economic development purposes.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The commission shall be composed of six members, including at least one representative of the city's government, at least one representative of the local industrial development committee, at least one representative of a local banking institution, at least one representative of a local utility company, and at least one representative of organized labor from the building trades. A member of the commission may represent more than one of the organizations enumerated. The mayor shall appoint all members. The members serve at the pleasure of the mayor.

DUTIES: The BIDAC provides guidance to the City Council for the use of Industrial Development Funds. One of the major roles of the commission is to lead the community effort to revitalize the former Thomson Plant and Downtown Bloomington.

TIME COMMITMENT: This commission meets only as needed.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

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 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Beth Cate
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

Description

PURPOSE: The Bloomington Arts Commission provides a means for the City of Bloomington to stimulate and promote community appreciation for and participation in the arts.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All members of the commission shall have a demonstrated commitment to the arts. To the extent possible, priority shall be given first to ensure a broad representation of professional artists from the disciplines of the visual, performing, and literary arts and then to arts administrators and arts consumers and to representatives from the education and business communities. Appointees shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment and be at least 18 years of age.

DUTIES: The commission's powers and duties include, but are not limited to; (1)Develop and present to the city a public art plan, which is a list of potential public art projects to be coordinated by the commission and produced as a collaborative effort by the city and/or other civic entities; (2)Develop and administer programs to achieve the commission's purpose; (3)Inform the common council, city administration, and city boards and commissions on current art issues, and offer policy recommendations and advice; and, (4)Adopt administrative rules and regulations, adopt procedures, conduct activities, and form committees, necessary to conduct the commission's business.

TIME COMMITMENT: 5 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are on the Second Wednesday of the Month, 5-6:30 pm in the McCloskey room.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Robert Shakespeare
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Babette Ballinger
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Suzanne Ryan-Melamed
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 Common Council (voting) Gerard Pannekoek
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 Common Council (voting) Nia Carlsgaard
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Natalia Almanza
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Nick Blandford Public Arts Chair
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Christina Elem
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Elliot Reichert
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Rachel Kabukala
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Karen Hallett-Rupp

Bloomington Digital Underground Advisory Committee

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Bloomington Digital Underground is the City of Bloomington's core fiber-optic network, connecting City, County, MCPL, MCCSC and other facilities.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

DUTIES: The duties of this committee shall be as follows: (A) The BDU Advisory Board advises the City on management of the BDU, related City telecommunications and IT infrastructure investments, and strategic IT initiatives.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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)) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Board of Public Works (voting) Chris Robb
BPW-2 (Board of Public Works Appointment (ED)) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Board of Public Works (voting) Mike Trotzke
BPW-3 (Board of Public Works Appointment (NFP)) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Board of Public Works (voting) Mike Sullivan
BPW-4 (Board of Public Works Appointment (Tech)) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Board of Public Works (voting) Marianne Chitwood
BPW-5 (Board of Public Works Appointment (Tech)) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Board of Public Works (voting) Michelle Cole
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Mike Allen
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Mike Satterfield
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

Description

PURPOSE: The Board of Park Commissioners is a policy-making authority for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The four commissioners shall be appointed on the basis of their interest in and knowledge of parks and recreation. No more than two members may be affiliated with the same political party. Each commissioner must be a freeholder residing in the city. In making initial appointments the Mayor, in order to provide continuity of experience and programs, shall give special consideration to the appointment of members from the previous park or recreation boards.

DUTIES: Policy-making authority for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

TIME COMMITMENT: 5 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jim Whitlatch
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Ellen Rodkey
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 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

Description

PURPOSE: The board of public safety shall have control and oversee the police and fire department of the city pursuant to statute, and shall have the authority to allow and approve claims.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The board shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor and who shall serve at the mayor's pleasure. Members shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

DUTIES: The board of public safety shall have control and oversee the police and fire department of the city pursuant to statute, and shall have the authority to allow and approve claims.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member of such board shall receive for services compensation in an amount to be fixed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the common council. No such member who holds any other remunerative position with the city shall be entitled to receive additional compensation for services performed as a member of such board

Meeting Schedule

This board meets on 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) Isak Asare
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Shruti Rana
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Kim Gray Chairperson
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Natalia Galvan
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Rachel Guglielmo

Board of Public Works

I.C. 36-4-9-6

BMC 2.09

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Board of Public Works monitors and grants final approval to commission resolutions and directives. The Board shall consist of three members appointed by the mayor.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Appointees shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

DUTIES: The board shall be the chief administrative body of the city and shall have control of the day-to-day operation of the department of public works and shall have the authority to allow and approve claims for the department of public works and the engineering department.

TIME COMMITMENT: 6.5 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the Board of Public Works does receive compensation for their service

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Public Works meets in person at City Hall Council Chambers and via Zoom every other Tuesday at 5:30pm . To view the schedule of upcoming meetings for the Board of Public Works please consult the Calendar on the City's website.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Kyla Cox Deckard
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Elizabeth Karon
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Jennifer Lloyd

Board of Zoning Appeals

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

BMC 2.15

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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. Bloomington Municipal Code 20.01.010.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The board shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor and who shall serve at the mayor's pleasure. Members shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

DUTIES: The powers and duties of the board of zoning appeals shall be as set out in Title 20 of the Bloomington Municipal Code.

TIME COMMITMENT: 3 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Jo Throckmorton (No alternate appointed)
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Barre Klapper (Alternate: Autumn McCoy)
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Nikki Farrell (No alternate appointed)
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Tim Ballard (No alternate appointed)
PC-1 (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Plan Commission (voting) Flavia Burrell (Alternate: Karin St. John)
Requirement
PC-1: 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

Description

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

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

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

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Meeting Schedule

Meetings are up to 6 times a year.

For more information about the Cascades Golf Course Advisory Council, contact the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department at (812) 349-3700 or parks@bloomington.in.gov

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
M-1 (Council Member) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Brian Muehlhaus
M-2 (Council Member) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Bill Pfrommer
M-3 (Council Member) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Dean LaPlante
M-4 (Council Member) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Shelia Nickle
M-5 (Council Member) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Anthony Robertson

CDBG Funding Citizens Advisory Committee

Description

Description

PURPOSE: This is the public body that reviews and recommends CDBG funding for a variety of community projects.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The membership is as follows: two City Council members, two Redevelopment Commission members, and up to 18 community members appointed by the Mayor.

DUTIES: 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 6.5 hours per month from December through January

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

The meeting schedule varies but mostly occurs in December and January each year.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-2 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
M-01 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Eric Spoonmore
M-02 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Maryjane McNabb
M-03 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Beth Rosenbarger
M-04 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Kyla Cox Deckard
M-05 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-06 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Isadore Torry
M-07 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Chris Hazel
M-08 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-09 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Jonathan Barada
M-10 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Matthew Seddon
M-11 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Vacant
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) Vacant
M-16 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Alex St. John
M-17 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Karen Danielson McRae
M-18 (Mayoral Appointment) - Mayor (voting) Michelle Gilcrist
R-1 (Redevelopment Commission) - Redevelopment Commission (voting) Vacant
R-2 (Redevelopment Commission) - Redevelopment Commission (voting) Sue Sgambelluri

Citizens' Redistricting Advisory Commission

Ordinance 20-30

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Citizens Redistricting Advisory Commission (CRAC) is an independent, politically balanced body whose purpose is to recommend new boundaries that divide the city into six council districts when redistricting is required.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Individuals who live in the City of Bloomington will make up the five-member commission. The Commission will be divided by political affiliation: two democrats, two republicans and one independent. Please note: Two members of the Commission will be full-time students at Indiana University - Bloomington: one democrat & one republican.

DUTIES: In pursuit of its objective, the Commission will operate with transparency. Data used to draw maps will be made publicly available, public comments will be gathered and voters will be able to submit their own maps to the Commission online.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

The commission will meet at least every other month until it disbands. The commission reforms at the beginning of the year following each decennial United States Census and also reforms in the event the city is required, due to annexation or other legal procedures, to redraw council-district lines outside of this period.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-5 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant

City Council

Indiana Code § 36-4-6

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The legislative body of the City, the City Council is a link between the citizens of Bloomington and their government.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Registered voters who live in the City of Bloomington can be elected to the council.

DUTIES: 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 6 hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does receive compensation and city benefits for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are generally held the first four Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers

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 Climate Action and Resilience Committee

Res. 20-01.4.f

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The 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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Registered voters who live in the City of Bloomington can be elected to the council.

DUTIES: Enacting legislation that fosters economic equity, environmental equity, and social equity in climate action in the City. The Committee works to represent the interests of residents while ensuring the delivery of municipal services.

TIME COMMITMENT: Two hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held as needed.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo Chair
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty

City of Bloomington Capital Improvement (CBCI)

Description

The new nonprofit, City of Bloomington Capital Improvements, Inc. (CBCI), will be governed by a five-member board of directors to benefit, perform, and carry out the charitable, educational, and other public purposes of the City of Bloomington.

CBCI will also be guided by bylaws and a conflicts of interest policy to ensure transparency and accountability .

Meeting Schedule

---Regular Meetings--- A regular annual meeting of the board of directors shall be held at such times and places as may be designated by resolution by the board of directors. The board of directors shall by resolution provide the time and place for the holding of quarterly meetings of the Board. Notice and conduct of the board’s regular meetings shall comply with the provisions of the Indiana Open Door Law, IC 5-14-1.5 et seq., except that public notice of meetings shall be given solely through the corporation’s website unless notice by publication is specifically required by law. The president of the board shall specify a reasonable amount of time for public comment at each regular meeting.

---Special Meetings--- Special meetings of the board of directors may be called by or at the request of the president or any two directors. The person or persons authorized to call special meetings of the Board may fix the time and place for holding any special meeting of the Board called by them, or may determine that a special meeting shall occur by remote communication i.e. virtually. Notice of any special meeting of the board of directors shall be given to the directors at least three days previously by electronic mail to the addresses provided by the directors for board communications, or other means permitted by applicable law. Notice and conduct of the board’s special meetings shall comply with the provisions of the Indiana Open Door Law, IC 5-14-1.5 et seq., except that they may be conducted solely by remote communication and that public notice of meetings as well as meeting agendas and documents to be discussed at the meetings, shall be provided solely through the corporation’s website unless notice by publication is specifically required by law. The president of the board shall specify a reasonable amount of time for public comment at each special meeting.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
(Common Council Appointment) 3/3/2023 - 12/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Doris Sims
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 3/3/2023 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Mick Renneisen
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 3/3/2023 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Valerie Pena
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 3/3/2023 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Sarah Bauerle Danzman
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 3/3/2023 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) John West

Commission on Aging

BMC 2.23.090

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Commission was established to encourage the development of programming, explore issues and concerns, celebrate accomplishments, and promote solutions to problems and challenges.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Commission members shall be residents of Monroe County. Preference for appointments shall be given to people with expertise in, or representing, one or more of the following areas: senior issues, health and wellness, recreation, employment, social services, transportation, and affordable housing.

DUTIES: Work in collaboration with other community organizations to promote public awareness of the senior and aging community.

TIME COMMITMENT: Four hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Hooker Conference Room in City Hall.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Wendy Rubin
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Robert Deppert
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Rob Council
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) David Jennings
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Kimberly Brackemyre
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Dayna Thompson
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) April Williams
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Sandra McGow
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Linda Hall

Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs

BMC 2.23.080

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Commission was established to encourage the development of programming, explore issues and concerns, celebrate accomplishments, and promote solutions to problems and challenges.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Commission members shall be residents of Monroe County. Preference for appointments shall be given to people with expertise in, or representing, one or more of the following areas: senior issues, health and wellness, recreation, employment, social services, transportation, and affordable housing.

DUTIES: The duties of this commission shall be as follows: (A) Work in collaboration with other community organizations to promote public awareness of the senior and aging community.

TIME COMMITMENT: Four hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Dairo Baez
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Reyes Javier Rosales
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Raquel Anderson
C-4 (Advisory Seat) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council Lara Christoun
C-5 (Advisory Seat) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council Marlo Libel
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Ruben Marte
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Pedro Ramirez
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Luis Fuentes-Rowher
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Francisco Ruiz Lemus

Commission on Sustainability

BMC 2.12.100

Ordinance 05-15

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Sustainability is an interdisciplinary concept. As such, the commission's membership shall reflect environmental, social and economic perspectives, unified by the common interest of sustainability. The commission shall draw its members from government, business, academia, not-for-profits and neighborhood associations.

DUTIES: The commission shall have the following powers and duties: (A) To coordinate ongoing and to propose and promote new sustainability initiatives among residents, businesses, governmental, nongovernmental agencies and educational organizations through education and outreach programs; (B)To advise and make recommendations to the Bloomington common council, city administration, and city boards and commissions on policies and programs that infuse the work of city government with an operating philosophy based on sustainability; (C)To determine, in cooperation with other city boards and commissions, Bloomington's current and future sustainability status by developing and monitoring a set of sustainability indicators; (D)To provide, in cooperation with other city boards and commissions, an annual "sustainability assessment" based on said indicators. The assessment shall be included in an annual report and provided to the common council, mayor and the public; (E)To advise, consult and cooperate with other agencies, boards and commissions of the city of Bloomington, the state, other local governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, and the federal government, and with interested persons or groups on matters of sustainability; (F)To adopt administrative rules and regulations for the conduct of its business; and, (G)To research and apply for grants or other funds or gifts from public or private agencies for the purpose of carrying out any of the provisions or purposes of this section.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Alex Hakes
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Justin Vasel
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Matt Austin
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Jon Eldon
C-ex officio (Council Ex-Officio) - Council Ex-Officio (voting) Matt Flaherty
IU Sustainabilit (IU Sustainability) - IU Office of Sustainability (voting) Jessica Davis
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Nejla Routsong
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Emma Ferguson
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Hannah Gregory
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) KateLyn Edwards
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) David Maenner
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

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Commission members shall be residents of Monroe County. Preference for appointments may be given to people with expertise in, or representing, one or more of the following areas: education, health, employment, criminal justice, black history, the faith community and the social service community.

DUTIES: The duties of this commission shall be as follows: (A) To develop action committees addressing problems of Black males in the areas of Education, Health, Criminal Justice and Employment; (B) 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; (C) To organize and convene community forums and neighborhood-based focus groups to discuss the status of Black males; and, (D) 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Human Rights Commission (voting) Sylvester Scere
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Caleb Poer
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Herbert Caldwell
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Teyaqua Davis
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) James Simon
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Patrick Smith
MLK (MLK Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 MLK Birthday Commission (voting) James Sanders

Commission on the Status of Children & Youth

BMC 2.23.050

Description

Description

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

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

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

TIME COMMITMENT: 4 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Emily Alford
C-2 (Common Council) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Katie Rodriguez
C-3 (Common Council) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Erin Reynolds
C-4 (Common Council) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Tatiana Peters
M-1 (Mayor) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Da'Ja'Nay Askew
M-2 (Mayor) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Adrian Mable Jr
M-3 (Mayor) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Danielle Willis
M-4 (Mayor) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jad Labban
M-5 (Mayor) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Wesley Tarr

Commission on the Status of Women

BMC 2.23.060

Description

Description

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

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

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

TIME COMMITMENT: 4 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Shefali Prabhakar
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) A'ame Joslin
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Landry Culp
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Hannah Chudleigh
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Shruti Rana
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Debby Herbenick
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Ashley Hazelrig
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 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.

Committee on Council Processes

BMC 2.04.240

Description

This is a special committee of the Common Council established under BMC 2.04.240 on January 11, 2023 by Council President Sue Sgambelluri. The membership is limited to councilmembers.

Meeting Schedule

This committee meets as needed.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
(Council President Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Matt Flaherty Chair
(Council President Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Sue Sgambelluri
(Council President Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
(Council President Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo

Community Advisory on Public Safety Commission

BMC 2.12.120

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The CAPS Commission’s goal is to increase the safety of all Bloomington community members, especially those often marginalized due to race, disability, gender, sexual identity, or sexual orientation.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

DUTIES: The duties of this commission shall be as follows: (A) The CAPS Commission will perform research and gather data on the perceptions and preferences about public safety from community members, with specific focus on data gathered from minority community members, individuals who are disabled, and other often marginalized community members. (B) The CAPS Commission will research evidence-based alternatives to traditional policing, identify best practices in public safety globally and evaluate the efficacy of such practices for implementation in Bloomington, and will make recommendations to the Common Council, the Board of Public Safety, and/or the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee on policies and programs that enhance public safety for all community members.

TIME COMMITMENT:

COMPENSATION: Each member shall have one vote and shall serve without compensation

Meeting Schedule

The Commission typically meets on the first Thursday each month. Committees convene as needed

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-10 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Patty Moon
C-11 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Shelby Ford
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Jason Michálek
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Nejla Routsong
C-6 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Kamala Brown-Sparks
C-7 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Carolyn Leinenbach
C-8 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Matthew Needler
C-9 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Tyler Shaffer

Council for Community Accessibility

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

DUTIES: The duties of this council shall be as follows: (A) Assessment: To seek information about the needs and available services for persons with disabilities; (B) Awareness: To educate all segments of the community; (C) Accessibility: To promote access to places of public accommodation, housing, programs, and services; (D) Affinity: To develop coalitions with groups that share similar interests; (E) Advocacy: To promote the best interests of persons with disabilities by supporting specific, identified issues; (F) Advice: To serve as a resource to the community; and, (G) Action: To actively work to accomplish the objectives of the organization.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

DUTIES:

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Ryan Pedigo
M-2 (Mayor Appointee) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Jayme Washel
M-3 (IU Law Enforcement) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Shannon Bunger
MCC-1 (Monroe County Fire Chief) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Dustin Dillard
MCC-2 (Monroe County Appointee) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Monroe County Commissioners (voting) Phillip Parker
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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commission

BMC 2.12.090

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

DUTIES: The duties of this commission shall be as follows: (A) 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) James Sanders
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Da'Ja'Nay Askew
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Lily Kleinlein
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Gloria Howell
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jessica Davis
NAACP (NAACP Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 NAACP (voting) Imani Chambers
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

Economic Development Commission

I.C. 36-7-12-5

BMC 2.30.10

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

DUTIES: The duties of this commission shall be as follows: (A) Have a responsibility for the financing of economic development facilities and pollution control facilities within the City of Bloomington; (B) Shall have all the powers and authorities set out for such commissions in IC 36-7-12 and shall bear such duties and responsibilities as are therein set out; and, (C) Shall follow such rules and procedures and observe such limitations as are now set out in IC 36-7-12, or as shall be added by future amendments to the Indiana Code.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Matt Flaherty
CM-2 (County Council Nomination) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Geoff McKim
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Vanessa McClary
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025 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

Description

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

DUTIES: 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 5 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the commission does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Kristen Mann
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Karenna Tankersley
C-3 (Council Appointment 3) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Mitchell Owens
C-4 (Council Appointment 4) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Shannon Gayk
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Donald Eggert
C-6 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Conner Wright
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Michael Litwin
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Matt Caldie
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Carrie Albright
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Megan Murphy
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 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

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

DUTIES:

TIME COMMITMENT: 1.5 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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
C-1 (Common Council Member - Non-voting) 1/15/2021 - 1/14/2023 Common Council Dave Rollo
R-1 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Jeff Ehman
R-2 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2025 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Cathy Meyer
R-3 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Angie Shelton
R-4 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Denise Gardiner
R-5 (Regular Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Autumn Brunelle
S-1 (Special Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) David Parkhurst
S-2 (Special Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) William Jones
S-3 (Special Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Marne Potter
S-4 (Special Voting) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Kimberly Brackemyre
Requirement
C-1: One special, non-voting member serves as the liaison from the Bloomington City Council.

Farmers' Market Advisory Council

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of 11 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 Allison Conference Room, 2nd Floor Room #225, (City Hall) 401 North Morton,. It is advisable to check with Market staff prior to each month’s meeting in case there has been a change.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The members of the Council shall serve without compensation. The members of the Council shall hold no other elected or paid public office in the City.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Parks Commissioners and staff in broad policy matters pertaining to the facilities and operations of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market (“BCFM”) and to cooperate with other civic groups and governmental agencies in the advancement of the BCFM within the Bloomington community.

TIME COMMITMENT: Varies between 1-4 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Voluntary

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) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Macaulay Ward
C-2 (Customers 2) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Phreksaphong Visuthduangdusdee
C-3 (Customers 3) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Michael Gleeson
C-4 (Customers 4) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Lynn Schwartzberg
C-5 (Customers 5) 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2025 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Ben Gardner
FBA-1 (Food and Beverage Artisan) 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Tracy Bruce
FBA-2 (Food and Beverage Artisan) 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Vacant
V-1 (Vendors 1) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Rebeca Vadas
V-2 (Vendors 2) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Cortland Carrington
V-3 (Vendors 3) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Kip Schlegel
V-4 (Vendors 4) 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) Karen Saint Rain

Firefighters Pension Board

I.C. 36-8-7

BMC 2.30.50

Description

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) 10/22/2022 - 10/21/2026 Fire Department (voting) Bryan Hutchinson
FD-2 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2022 - 10/21/2026 Fire Department (voting) Jason Zeeks
FD-3 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2022 - 10/21/2026 Fire Department (voting) Scott Scrogham
FD-4 (Active Fire Department) 10/22/2022 - 10/21/2026 Fire Department (voting) Roger Kerr
M-1 (Mayor) - Mayor Ex-Officio (voting) John Hamilton
RFD-1 (Retired Fire Department) 10/22/2022 - 10/21/2024 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) Ryan Robling
P-2 (Alternate) (AICP) - Plan Commission Vacant

Historic Preservation Commission

BMC 2.16

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The Commission works to educate the public concerning the goals and methods of historic preservation.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The commission shall consist of nine voting members who must be residents. All members shall be appointed by the mayor subject to the approval of the common council. All members shall be interested in the preservation and development of historic buildings and areas.

DUTIES: Making effective the provisions of Title 8 Historic Preservation and Protection.

TIME COMMITMENT: 8 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the commission does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

The commission meets twice monthly.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Common Council Duncan Campbell
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Common Council Kirsten Hawley
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Common Council Ernesto Castaneda
C-4 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023 Common Council Chris Sturbaum
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Marleen Newman
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Vacant
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Daniel Schlegel
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Sam DeSollar
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Matthew Seddon
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) John Saunders
M-7 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Elizabeth Mitchell
M-8 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Allison Chopra
M-9 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Reynard Cross

Hospital Re-Use Steering Committee

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name

Housing Authority Board

I.C. 36-7-18

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The executive shall then appoint seven (7) persons, one (1) of whom must be a resident of a housing project under the jurisdiction of the housing authority, no more than four (4) of whom may be of the same political party, as commissioners of the housing authority. In a town or county, the fiscal body shall appoint seven (7) persons, one (1) of whom must be a person directly assisted by the housing authority, no more than four (4) of whom may be of the same political party, as commissioners of the housing authority.

DUTIES: 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 acts legally and with integrity in its daily operations.

TIME COMMITMENT: Four hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

All regular meetings are held on the fourth 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) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2027 Mayor (voting) Sue Wanzer
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2027 Mayor (voting) Jerry Cravens
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Tracee Lutes
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Elaine Amerson
M-5 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Nordia McNish
M-6 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Mary Morgan
M-7 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Sherry Clay

Housing Quality Appeals Board

BMC 2.19

Description

Description

PURPOSE: The purpose of this board is to hear the appeal of any person who is the subject of, or directly impacted by, a ruling or decision of the enforcing officer or any administration official, in any matter relative to the interpretation or enforcement of any of the provisions of Title 16 of the Bloomington Municipal Code. The board is authorized to make investigations relative to the appeal and may overrule the decisions of any administrative officer including the neighborhood development division.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Members shall be residents of the city. Members may be, but are not required to be, persons who are elected, appointed, or otherwise employed by the city, but such members shall not constitute a majority of the board. Consideration shall be given for appointment to the board to tenants, owners, and persons with experience in the area of building, managing, and leasing housing.

DUTIES: The powers and duties of the board of housing quality appeals shall be to: (A)Hear and determine appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any regulation or restrictions set forth in the property maintenance code; (B)Permit and authorize variances in particular situations specified in the property maintenance code; (C)Hear and authorize variances to the terms of the property maintenance code upon which the board is required to act under this section; (D)In exercising its powers, the board of housing quality appeals may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from as in its opinion ought to be done in the premises, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from which the appeal is taken.

TIME COMMITMENT: Four hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Every third Wednesday of the month.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Vacant
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Monte Rose
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Diana Opata
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jacob Cole
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Christina Geels
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Ryan Still
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Chris Ravenna

Human Rights Commission

BMC 2.21.010

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Members of the Human Rights Commission shall be representative of the community and shall be city residents.

DUTIES: The commission shall have the following powers and duties:

(1)To create subcommittees and advisory committees as in its judgment will aid in effectuating the purpose of this section. (2)To issue such publications and such results of investigation and research as in its judgment will tend to minimize or eliminate discrimination because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry or disability.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Emma Williams
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Valeri Haughton
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Byron Bangert
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Tonda Radewan
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Ryne Shadday
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Carolyn Calloway-Thomas
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Erin McAlister
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 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) Jim Sims
C-2 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
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) Jami Scholl
C-6 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Mark Fraley
C-7 (Council Appointment) - Common Council (voting) Tim Mayer

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.

Time required by member to serve on coalition: 1 hour per month

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

IC 36-9-42.2-3.5

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.

Time required by member to serve on committee: 4 hours per month

Meeting Schedule

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

Elizabeth Cox-Ash 6/29/2022 -
John Kennedy 3/20/2018 -
Mary Jane Hall 9/22/2014 -
Paul Ash 3/28/2014 -
Sarah Ryterband 3/28/2014 -

MPO Policy Committee

IC 36-9-42.2-3.5

Description

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

Time required by member to serve on committee: 4 hours per month

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.

Geoff McKim 1/2/2023 -
Doug Horn 1/1/2021 -
Julie Thomas 3/5/2020 -
Pamela Samples 3/5/2020 -
Alexandria Burns 3/5/2020 -
Jillian Kinzie 3/5/2020 -
Patrick Carpenter 11/1/2019 -
Lisa Ridge 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

IC 36-9-42.2-3.5

Meeting Schedule

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

Scott Robinson, AICP 1/1/2021 -
Andrew Cibor, PE, PTOE 1/1/2021 -
Rebecca Packer, PE 3/5/2020 -
Joe VanDeventer 11/1/2019 -
Patrick Carpenter 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, PE 3/19/2018 -
Denise Line 3/19/2018 -
Danny Stalcup 3/19/2018 -
Jacqueline N. Jelen, AICP 3/19/2018 -
Kelli Witmer 3/19/2018 -
Catherine Smith 3/19/2018 -
Meghan Blair 3/19/2018 -
Jeff Underwood 3/19/2018 -
John Kennedy, Ph.D. 3/19/2018 -
John Connell 3/19/2018 -
Jane Fleig, PE 3/19/2018 -

Parking Commission

BMC 2.12.110

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: One member appointed by the mayor and one member appointed by the common council shall be a merchant owning and operating a business located at an address within the city limits; (2)One member appointed by the mayor shall be 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 within the city limits; (3)Four members, one appointed by the mayor and three appointed by the council, shall be residents living within the city limits; (4)One member appointed by the common council shall be from among its membership; and (5)One member appointed by the mayor shall be from within the planning and transportation department, engineering department, or department of public works.

DUTIES: Its powers and duties shall include, but are not limited to: (1)Accessing all data regarding the city's parking inventory, including usage, capital and operating costs, so long as the data is released in a manner consistent with exemptions from disclosure of public records set forth in Indiana Code § 5-14-3-4; (2)Reviewing the performance of all meters, lots, garages, and neighborhood zones in the city's parking inventory, and reviewing the performance of all divisions of city departments devoted specifically to parking management; (3)Making recommendations on parking policy, including but not limited to: pricing, hours of operation, addition or removal of parking spaces, and changes when necessary to city code, enforcement procedures, or any other aspect of parking management policy; (4)Submitting an annual report of its activities and programs to the mayor and council by October of each year; (5)Adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of its business; and (6)Applying for appropriations through the mayor, or researching and applying for grants, gifts, or other funds from public or private agencies, for the purpose of carrying out any of the provisions of this section.

TIME COMMITMENT: 1.5 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

Meeting Schedule

At least once a month

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Merchant) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Vacant (No alternate appointed)
C-2 (City Resident) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Michael Schnoll (No alternate appointed)
C-3 (City Resident) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Eoban Binder (No alternate appointed)
C-4 (Council Ex-officio) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2023 Council Ex-Officio (voting) Stephen Volan (No alternate appointed)
C-5 (City Resident) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Jack Wanninger (No alternate appointed)
M-1 (Merchant) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) David Wolfe Bender (No alternate appointed)
M-2 (Non-profit) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Christopher Emge (No alternate appointed)
M-3 (City Resident) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Ben Dalton (No alternate appointed)
M-4 (City Staff) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Michelle Wahl (No alternate appointed)
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
C-5: City Resident living within the City limits
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: One member appointed by the Mayor shall be from within the Parking Services Division of the Planning and Transportation Department.

Plan Commission

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

BMC 2.13

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

DUTIES:

TIME COMMITMENT: 9 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 1/3/2023 - 1/2/2027 Board of Public Works (voting) Flavia Burrell
C-1 (Council Member) 1/7/2020 - 1/1/2024 Common Council (voting) Ron Smith
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) 1/4/2021 - 1/5/2025 Mayor (voting) Jillian Kinzie
M-4 (City Residents 4) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Brad Wisler
M-5 (City Residents 5) 1/2/2023 - 1/1/2027 Mayor (voting) Tim Ballard
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) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Parks and Recreation (voting) Ellen Rodkey
PT-1 (Traffic and Transportation Engineer) 1/4/2020 - 12/31/2023 Planning and Transportation Department (voting) Andrew Cibor, PE, PTOE
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

IC 36-7-4-701

BMC 20.06.020

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

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

DUTIES:

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per month

COMPENSATION:

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
P-1 (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Plan Commission (voting) Roy Aten
P-2 (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Plan Commission (voting) Jillian Kinzie
P-3 (Plan Commission Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Plan Commission (voting) Elizabeth Carter

Police Pension Board

I.C. 36-8

BMC 2.30.040

Description

Description

PURPOSE:

ELGILIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

DUTIES:

TIME COMMITMENT: 1 hour per month

COMPENSATION:

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) 2/13/2023 - 2/8/2026 Police Department (voting) Matthew Gilmore
P-2 (Active Police Officer 2) 2/13/2023 - 2/8/2026 Police Department (voting) Zach Weisheit
P-3 (Active Police Officer 3) 2/8/2021 - 2/11/2024 Police Department (voting) Kevin Frank
P-4 (Active Police Officer 4) 2/8/2021 - 2/11/2024 Police Department (voting) Joe Henry
P-5 (Active Police Officer 5) 2/14/2022 - 2/9/2025 Police Department (voting) Dana Cole
PC-EO (Police Chief Ex-Officio) - Police Chief Ex-Officio (voting) Michael Diekhoff
RP-1 (Retired Police Officer) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025 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) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Dave Rollo
BCC-2 (Bloomington) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Isabel Piedmont-Smith
BCC-3 (Bloomington) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
BCC-4 (Bloomington) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims
ETC (Ellettsville Town Council) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Ellettsville (voting) Scott Oldham
MCC-1 (Monroe County) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 County Council (voting) Geoff McKim
MCC-2 (Monroe County) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 County Council (voting) Marty Hawk
STC (Stinesville) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022 Stinesville Lois Purcell

Public Transportation Corporation Board of Directors

I.C. 36-9-4

BMC 2.76

Description

PURPOSE: 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)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

DUTIES: 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: The estimated time required to fulfill the duties is 2-3 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member receives a compensation of $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 (4 years)) 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Doug Horn
C-2 (Council (4 years)) 8/1/2021 - 7/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Nancy Obermeyer
C-3 (Council (4 years)) 8/1/2022 - 7/31/2026 Common Council (voting) Kent McDaniel
M-1 (Mayor (4 years)) 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Marilyn Hartman
M-2 (Mayor (4 year)) 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2024 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

Description

PURPOSE: The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission oversees the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
A redevelopment commissioner must be at least eighteen years of age and a city resident.

DUTIES: Include Community Development Block Grant, HOME funds, Neighborhood Improvement Grants, and Tax Increment Districts.

TIME COMMITMENT: 4 hours per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the Commission does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

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

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Randy Cassady
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Common Council (voting) Deborah Myerson
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Deborah Hutton
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Sarah Bauerle Danzman
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Cindy Kinnarney
MCCSC (School Board Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 MCCSC Erin Cooperman
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

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS:

DUTIES:

TIME REQUIREMENT:

COMPENSATION:

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Jim Sims
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Susan Sandberg
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Stephen Volan

Test Board

Description

Demonstration committee for the Open Door Law training sessions

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name

Traffic Commission

BMC 2.12.070

Description

Description

PURPOSE: 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Each common council appointee shall be a resident of the city with preference being given so that each councilmanic district is represented.

DUTIES: It shall be the duty of the commission, and to this end it shall have the authority within the limits of the funds at its disposal, 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: 1 hour per month

COMPENSATION: Each member of the Commission does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Daniela Moloci
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2023 Common Council (voting) David Hoff
C-3 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Sarah Ryterband
C-4 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Cole Moore
C-5 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Greg Alexander
C-6 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Common Council (voting) Ryne Shadday
Police (BPD Designee) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Bloomington Police Department (voting) Dustin Kruse
PWD (Public Works Director Designee) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024 Public Works Director (voting) Joe VanDeventer
Traffic (Traffic Designee) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2025 Transportation and Traffic Engineer (voting) Andrew Cibor, PE, PTOE
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.

Time required by member to serve on commission: 1.5 hours per month

For more information about the Tree Commission, contact Tim Street, Operations and Development Director, at 812-349-3706 or tim.street@bloomington.in.gov.

Meeting Schedule

Meets on the third Monday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Current Members

Seat Seat Term Appointed By Name
BPW (Public Works Appointment) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023 Board of Public Works (voting) Laurel Cornell
C-1 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Mary Welz
C-2 (Council Appointment) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Stephanie Freeman-Day
EC (Environmental Commission) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 Environmental Commission (voting) David Parkhurst
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Mia Williams
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Jeffrey Palmer
PARKS (Parks Board Appointment) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024 Board of Park Commissioners (voting) George Hegeman
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

Description

PURPOSE: 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).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.

DUTIES: The duties of the position are to attend board meetings once a month and to review materials in advance of each board meeting.

TIME COMMITMENT: The estimated time commitment is 2 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member of the commission does not receive compensation for their service.

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) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Kate Rosenbarger
C-2 (Zone Business) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2027 Common Council (voting) Felisa Spinelli
C-3 (Zone Resident 1) 2/1/2022 - 1/31/2026 Common Council (voting) Mary Morgan
C-4 (Zone Resident 2) 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Vacant
G-1 (IDOC) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Governor (voting) Vacant
G-2 (State Representative) 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2027 Governor (voting) Vacant
M-1 (Business 1) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Heather Robinson
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) Vacant
M-5 (Plan Commission) 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2024 Mayor (voting) Chris Cockerham
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.

Time required by member to serve on board: 1 hour per month

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) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Megan Parmenter
C-2 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Common Council (voting) Amanda Burnham
C-3 (Council Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2025 Common Council (voting) Jeff Ehman
C-EO (Council Ex-Officio) - Council Ex-Officio Jim Sims
M-1 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2025 Mayor (voting) Seth Debro
M-2 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Kirk White
M-3 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Mayor (voting) Mary (Molly) Stewart
M-4 (Mayoral Appointment) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023 Mayor (voting) Jim Sherman
M-EO (Mayor Ex-Officio) - Mayor Ex-Officio Scott Robinson, AICP
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