City facilities, including Bloomington Civic Plaza, are currently closed. Call 952-563-8700 for info, or visit the   COVID-19 closures page.

Recruiting and hiring a more diverse workforce

The City continues to make progress on the Council’s strategic priority of advancing equity and inclusion. The City’s creation of a  full-time Racial Equity Coordinator staff position moves this priority forward. The Racial Equity Coordinator will be responsible for integrating race and equity principles into all operations, projects and services of the City through the application and integration of best practices, training and development of City staff, and tracking and measurement of outcomes. Applications for the job are now being accepted. To learn more, or to apply, visit or call 952-563-8710.

The City is also making progress in recruiting and hiring a more diverse workforce. Of the more than 100 individuals hired for full-time City positions since January 2016, 24 percent identify themselves of as persons of color. Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve builds connections, enhances trust and expands perspectives, which ultimately results in better service to all residents.