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Charter Commission

Bloomington's Home Rule Charter was adopted in November 1960. The Bloomington Charter Commission studies issues and makes recommendations on proposed changes to the City Home Rule Charter which outlines municipal governance.

Meeting information

The Charter Commission's annual meeting is held on the first Thursday in May, 7 p.m., at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road.

Staff liaison

The Bloomington Charter Commission's staff liaison is Denise Christenson, recording secretary.


The fifteen-member commission is appointed by the Hennepin County's chief judge.

Charter Commission Members

Rod Axtell Commissioner March 16, 2020
Jack Baloga Commissioner March 1, 2023
Ronald Barnes Commissioner March 1, 2020
James Goodermont Commissioner February 16, 2020
Cathy Gustafson Commissioner March 1, 2023
Cynthia Hunt Commissioner February 15, 2021
Branna Lindell Commissioner March 1, 2023
Thomas Nelson Commissioner March 1, 2023
Grant Petersen Commissioner February 2, 2020
Steve Peterson Commissioner April 30, 2022
John Stanley Commissioner March 1, 2023
John (Jay) Taylor Commissioner March 1, 2023
Mark Thorson Vice Chair January 15, 2021
Cary Weatherby Commissioner February 2, 2020
Roger Willette Commissioner March 1, 2023