Press release: MAYOR THOMSON TO HOLD TRAVELING TOWN HALLS: Open and accessible government comes to the people

The following was sent to the Bloomingtonian:

February 28, 2024

For more information, please contact:

Angela Van Rooy, Interim Communications Director, Office of the Mayor

[email protected] or 812-349-3406


Open and accessible government comes to the people

Bloomington, Ind. – Mayor Kerry Thomson is committed to an open government that is accessible to all Bloomington residents. In that spirit, she will be out in the community conducting a series of traveling town hall meetings. Every other month, a listening session will be held in each of the six City Council districts, starting in District 1, represented by Councilmember Isabel Piedmont-Smith. In the intervening months, Mayor Thomson will hold a town hall on a specific topical issue.

The first listening session will take place on Monday, March 18, 6-7:30pm at Summit Elementary School, 1450 W Countryside Ln. Mayor Thomson will be accompanied by Councilmembers as well as Planning and Transportation and Housing and Neighborhood Development department directors.

What questions or concerns do you have? What issues are important to you? How can the City better serve the community? Please attend the town hall in your district, or another one that fits your schedule, for an opportunity to engage directly with City officials. 

Details about future traveling town halls will be announced via the City’s social media channels, so keep a lookout for a town hall near you. The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • March, Council District 1: listening session
  • April: topical issue
  • May, Council District 2: listening session
  • June: topical issue
  • July, Council District 3: listening session
  • August: topical issue
  • September, Council District 4: listening session
  • October: topical issue
  • November, Council District 5: listening session
  • December: topical issue
  • January, Council District 6: listening session

If you are unsure of your Council district, visit myBloomington and enter your address. Have suggestions about an issue you would like addressed in one of the upcoming topical issue meetings? Send an email to [email protected], and include “town hall” in the subject line.


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