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Bloomington Receives 2021 Aim Community Placemaking Award for Switchyard Park

Bloomington has received the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) Community Placemaking Award for the development of Switchyard Park. The award was announced October 6 during the 2021 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick, Ind. Bloomington won the statewide award in the greater than 50,000 population category.

ITS Department Donates Surplus Equipment to United Way, Bloomington Housing Authority

The City of Bloomington Information Technology Services (ITS) Department will be donating recently decommissioned surplus equipment to United Way of Monroe County and the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA), which operates the City’s public housing and housing voucher program.  In all, seventeen monitors and computers will be donated to United Way and the BHA for use in their operations or those of their clients. 

Economic and Sustainable Development Department Presents 2021 Climate and Sustainability Progress Report to Council

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton invites community members to attend an update to the Common Council on progress toward achieving community climate and sustainability goals.  The presentation will cover the state of sustainability and climate action in Bloomington and the City’s ongoing efforts and investments to increase it.

City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week

City Hosts Ceremony to Recognize Bloomington’s ISO 1 Fire Safety Classification

Mayor John Hamilton joins City leaders in recognizing the City’s recent attainment of a 1/1x score from the Insurance Services Office, the first city in Indiana to do so.

About Bloomington

State map of Indiana

Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and home to 85,000 residents and serves as a home away from home for tens of thousands of Indiana University students and alumni. You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene and unique shopping and dining experiences. Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. Our friendly, safe, and inviting environment embrace visitors and ideas from across the globe. We are a city of both dreamers and doers. Whether you come for school, business, pleasure, or would like to make this your home, you are welcome in Bloomington.

Mayor John Hamilton

Mayor Hamilton

A Bloomington native and long-time public servant, John Hamilton was elected the 26th mayor of Bloomington. Mayor Hamilton is committed to building a Bloomington that is more productive, sustainable and equitable for current and future generations.