Bloomington in Focus
With a focus on community, the 2019 State of the City address provided a look at the city from many points of view. Nearly 300 people gathered at the Radisson Blu in March to hear about Bloomington’s progress, people and places. Mayor Gene Winstead and City Manager Jamie Verbrugge talked about the City’s six strategic priorities—environmental sustainability, inclusion and equity, focused renewal, community image, high-quality service delivery and community amenities—and projects happening now and on the horizon. Some of the topics discussed were neighborhood focus areas, the potential new community center and the City’s internal service assessments. In addition to those attending in person, the Facebook Live broadcast of the event reached nearly 500 people. On April 23, Verbrugge and Winstead also presented the State of the City to residents at the town hall forum. To watch the video, visit blm.mn/soc2019.