Bloomington City Clerk Nicole Bolden invites applications for vacant positions on the Commission on Sustainability

BLOOMINGTON – The City of Bloomington Office of the City Clerk is accepting applications to fill vacant
positions on the Commission on Sustainability.

The Commission on Sustainability’s goal is to promote 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.

The Commission on Sustainability seeks to enhance the socio-environmental-economic well-being of the community while taking precautions not to compromise the quality of life of future generations. Toward that end, it reduces its use of nonrenewable natural resources and its production of wastes, while at the same time improving livability. The mission of the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability is to promote the sustainable socio-environmental-economic well-being of Bloomington and all its inhabitants.

The Commission on Sustainability will consist of fourteen members. Six of the members shall be appointed by the mayor and six shall be appointed by the common council. No more than two of the mayor’s appointments and no more than two of the common council appointments may be citizens who live outside the corporate city limits of Bloomington and within Monroe County. One of the six common council appointments shall be a member of the common council. One of the members shall be appointed by the Monroe County Commissioners from the Monroe County government. And, the Director of the Indiana University Office of Sustainability or his/her designee shall serve as the ex-officio member from Indiana University. All members shall have a vote and shall serve without compensation.

To learn more about each of the City’s boards and commissions, including mission statements, membership requirements, current membership listings, term lengths, meeting schedules, and location, visit the city website. If you are interested in applying for a vacant seat on a board or commission, you may apply, here.

All board and commission meetings are free and open to the public. Potential applicants are urged to
attend a meeting of their desired board or commission before applying.