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About the Environmental Commission

Established in 1971 by municipal ordinance, the Bloomington Environmental Commission (EC) is an advisory body composed of Bloomington citizens appointed by the Mayor and Common Council.


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

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

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.12.050

7:00 PM in Showers City Hall, McCloskey Room

January 19 (Bloomington Cooking School), February 16, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21

Please check the city's government calendar for exact dates and times.


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
Kristina Wiltsee Common Council 2019-01-31
Andy Marrs Common Council 2019-01-31
Nicholas Kappas Common Council 2018-01-31
Chris Neggers Common Council 2018-01-31
Dani Graf Common Council 2019-01-31
Dedaimia Whitney Common Council 2018-01-31
Michael Litwin Mayor 2019-01-31
(Vacant) Mayor 2019-01-31
Ramsay Harik Mayor 2019-01-31
Chaim Julian Mayor 2018-01-31
Dave Debikey Mayor 2018-01-31
David Parkhurst Mayor 2018-01-31

Apply to fill a vacancy

Reports and Resources

Bloomington Environmental Action Plan: The EC is proud to announce the publication of the Bloomington Environmental Action Plan (BEAP), a strategic plan that articulates how the City can mitigate climate change and improve the quality of life for citizens. More specifically, the Plan details how Bloomington can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 17% below 2014 levels by 2020. For additional information, view this presentation about the BEAP.

Bloomington Environmental Quality Indicators (BEQI) Report: Learn about trends affecting the local environment in the BEQI Report, the EC's main environmental monitoring initiative.

Green Building Methods: Green building methods help create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities.

Releases of toxic substances in Bloomington are described in the 2011 Toxics Report (PDF 1.92 MB) and in the accompanying appendix of oversized tables.

Other environmental topics in Bloomington: