City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability

About the Commission on Sustainability

BCOS Mission:

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

Statutory Authority: Ordinance 05-15

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

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


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
Jessica Pittman Mayor 1/31/2017
Jeff Jewel Mayor 1/31/2017
Stephanie Richards Mayor 1/31/2016
Rebecca Swanson Mayor 1/31/2016
Jana McGee Mayor 1/31/2016
Molly O'Donnell Mayor 1/31/2017
Gary Charbonneau Common Council 1/31/2017
Joseph Kielar Common Council 1/31/2016
Andrea Jobe Common Council 1/31/2016
Vacancy Common Council
Vacancy Common Council
Vacancy Monroe County Commissioners
Bill Brown IU Office of Sustainability
Dave Rollo Council Ex-Officio

Apply to fill a vacancy

Contact Info

Email BCOS at

Upcoming Agenda and Approved Minutes


Recent Minutes:

Sustainability and Trends Assessment Report

The Sustainability and Trends Assessment Report (STAR) has transitioned to a largely online presence. Find more info on sustainability topics and related targets and indicators from the Sustainable City website, or download the commission's previously published Sustainability Reports.

In the fall of 2013, BCOS completed a report on City Hall based on the Global Reporting Initiative. Visit the report here (PDF 1.34 MB).

Sustainability Links

Join the BCOS Email List!

Want to keep up with all the latest sustainability happenings in Bloomington? Look no further. By joining the BCOS email list, you will recieve periodic messages about sustainability related information and events hosted by ourselves or other community groups.

BCOS Members and Vacancies:

The City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability is currently accepting applications to serve as a regular member. Learn how to apply to join the commission here.