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City accepting applications to serve on boards and commissions

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The City of Bloomington is accepting applications to serve on several boards and commissions from members of the community. Applicants must be appointed to each board or commission by the Bloomington City Council or Mayor John Hamilton. 

Descriptions of the boards and commissions with vacancies are below. 

The Bloomington Industrial Development Advisory Commission has one seat available 

This commission oversees Bloomington’s two Community Revitalization Enhancement Districts, which provide tax credits to businesses who help revitalize the area, ideally leading to further economic development. The seat will be appointed by the mayor.  

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission has one seat available 

This commission seeks to promote biking, running and walking in the city. The seat will be appointed by the city council. 

The Bloomington Arts Commission has one seat available 

This commission’s purpose is to encourage appreciation and participation in art. The seat will be appointed by the city council. 

The Board of Zoning Appeals has one seat available  

This board makes the final decision regarding requests to change the zoning of an area for a different use. The issue of zoning is frequently debated in the city, particularly when it comes to rezoning single-family housing to allow for multifamily housing. The seat will be appointed by the mayor.  

The Citizens Redistricting Advisory Commission has five seats available 

Formed in 2021, this commission meets whenever redistricting is required, either after the census every 10 years or in the event of expanded city boundaries through annexation. The group is made up of two Democrats, two Republicans and one independent and must include two full-time IU students. The seats will be appointed by the city council.  

The Commission on Aging has two seats available 

This commission explores issues and solutions related to aging. The seats will be appointed by the mayor.  

The Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs has three seats available 

This commission explores issues affecting the Hispanic and Latino population of Bloomington. The seats will be appointed by the mayor and city council.  

The Commission on Sustainability has one seat available 

This commission monitors Bloomington’s progress toward sustainability and promotes initiatives to get there. The seat will be appointed by the mayor. 

The Commission on the Status of Black Males has two seats available 

This commission seeks to remedy issues affecting Black men, particularly in areas of health, criminal justice, education and employment. The seats will be appointed by the mayor.  

The Community Advisory on Public Safety Commission has four seats available 

Created in 2020, this commission works to increase safety for marginalized groups. The seats will be appointed by the city council.   

The Commission on the Status of Children and Youth has three seats available 

This commission works to encourage healthy development of children. The seats will be appointed by the mayor.  

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commission has one seat available 

This commission sponsors commemorative events surrounding Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The seat will be appointed by the city council.  

The Environmental Commission has one seat available  

This body advises the city on how to enhance and protect the environment. The seat will be appointed by the city council.  

The Environmental Resources Advisory Council has one seat available 

This commission advises the city on matters concerning natural areas. The seat will be appointed by the city council.  

The Historic Preservation Commission has three seats available 

This commission aims to educate the public on historic preservation. The seats will be appointed by the city council.  

The Housing Authority Board has one seat available 

This board serves as the developer and landlord of low-income housing projects. The seat will be appointed by the mayor.   

The Parking Commission has one seat available 

This commission works with other decision-makers to determine city parking policy. The seat will be appointed by the city council.  

The Public Safety Local Income Tax Committee has four seats available 

This committee meets each summer to review applications for funding and makes recommendations to the tax council about public safety tax rates and allocations. The seats will be appointed by the city council.  

The Redevelopment Commission has two seats available 

This commission oversees the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The seats will be appointed by the city council.   

The Traffic Commission has one seat available 

This commission makes recommendations to the council about improving city traffic conditions. The seat will be appointed by the city council.   

The Urban Enterprise Association has three seats available 

This association oversees the economic, physical and social quality of the “Zone,” which is an area north, west and south of Bloomington’s downtown with people who are deemed eligible for scholarships, grants and tax incentives. Tax incentives are provided by the state, which appoints two members of the board. Two seats are appointed by the mayor and one is appointed by the city council. 

The Utilities Service Board has two seats available 

This board oversees utilities. One seat is appointed by Mayor Hamilton, and one seat is appointed by the city council. 

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