Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton to present the seventh State of the City Address: Forward Together

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton presents his seventh annual State of the City address to the community at the Buskirk Chumley Theater*.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

All are invited to attend the free event.

Complementing the Mayor’s remarks, the work of local artists will be showcased, including live music, poetry readings, and a video presentation of community portraits. The event will be convened and adjourned by the Bloomington Common Council, for which it serves as an official meeting. Simultaneous interpretation in American Sign Language will be provided by South Central Indiana Interpreting. 

*Due to COVID-19, extra safety precautions are being taken to limit the spread of the virus. In addition to the Buskirk-Chumley’s vaccine, testing, and masking requirements (, there will be limited seating to allow for physical distancing.

In addition to Mayor Hamilton’s annual address, the event will include a call to order of the Bloomington City Council, a performance by the Fairview Elementary School Violin Project, a video presentation by Bloomington Portrait Group, and several poetry readings by the Outspoken Poetry Club at Bloomington High School South. 

The State of the City Address will be given on Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m., doors will open at 6 p.m.   

The event is being held at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, at 114 East Kirkwood Avenue. This is a hybrid event with the opportunity to attend over Zoom or via live streaming on the City of Bloomington Facebook page and YouTube Channel, where the video presentation will be archived for future viewing. Community Access TV Services (CATS) will also broadcast the program. Registration is not required to attend this event. 

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