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Crystal Ritter, Interim Director of Public Engagement, Office of the Mayor or 812-349-3406


City Accepting Applications to Serve on the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women

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


The Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Commission members must reside within the City limits during the entire term and be at least 18 years of age. Service requires an estimated commitment of two to three hours per month. Members receive no compensation for serving on the Commission on the Status of Women.


More information about the commission is available at


The application is available at After applying, members must be appointed by Mayor John Hamilton.  


Prospective applicants are urged to attend a meeting of the board or commission of their choosing prior to applying. Meeting schedules for each body may be accessed by clicking on the links above. All meetings of the City’s boards and commissions are open to the public. 


Notice is given pursuant to Bloomington Municipal Code 2.02.020.


About Boards and Commissions

There are currently more than 50 boards and commissions that advise the mayor and city council on a vast array of issues. In addition to their advisory function, these bodies may work cooperatively with City departments to contribute to policy, approve resolutions, and fund projects, among other responsibilities. Learn more about all of the different boards and commissions at