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2024 Bloomington City Council holds first meeting, elects new leadership



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The newly-elected Bloomington City Council met for their first official meeting of the new year Wednesday and selected a new council president, vice-president, and parliamentarian.

Bloomington Mayor Kerry Thomson and Deputy Mayor Gretchen Knapp were also at the meeting.

District I Representative and previous Council Vice President Isabel Piedmont-Smith was elected as the new Council President, newly-elected At-Large Representative Andy Ruff was elected to Council Vice President, and newly-elected District III Representative Hopi Stosberg was elected as Council Parliamentarian.

All three council leadership positions had only one nomination each, and all were decided by a unanimous vote from the nine-person city council.

Council President Isabel Piedmont-Smith also made several appointments to various council committees:

Climate Action & Resilience Committee:

  • Matt Flaherty (chair)
  • Hopi Stosberg
  • Dave Rollo
  • Sydney Zulich

Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee:

  • Shruti Rana (chair)
  • Isak Nti Asare
  • Dave Rollo
  • Sydney Zulich

Council Sidewalk Committee:

  • Kate Rosenbarger (chair)
  • Andy Ruff
  • Hopi Stosberg
  • Shruti Rana

Board and Commission Interview Committees:

  • Interview Team A:
    • Isak Nti Asare
    • Kate Rosenbarger
    • Hopi Stosberg
  • Interview Team B
    • Andy Ruff
    • Piedmont-Smith
    • Shruti Rana
  • Interview Team C
    • Matt Flaherty
    • Dave Rollo
    • Sydney Zulich

Special Committee on Council Processes:

  • Isabel Piedmont-Smith (chair)
  • Matt Flaherty
  • Dave Rollo
  • Shruti Rana