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Many challenges ahead for Bloomington’s new mayor 

Kerry Thomson seen giving a speech on election night on Nov. 7, 2023. (Ethan Sandweiss / WFIU-WTIU)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

Bloomington’s new Mayor Kerry Thomson will be expected to address some unresolved issues this upcoming year while charting her direction for the city and its residents.  

Thomson has already made headway on one of Bloomington’s longest ongoing projects, the expansion of the convention center, adding Jay Baer to the Capital Improvement Board.   

Read more: CIB makes headway on convention center project, adds new member  

One of the more pressing issues is the relocation of the police department to the western part of city hall and the sale of the current station. Many residents have expressed concerns about the potential sale, stating the land should remain available for public use. Bloomington’s current police and fire stations have lasting flood damage from heavy rains in 2021.    

Read more: City advancing police station sale despite legal questions

Thomson will also have to answer questions on the future of Bloomington’s annexation project, started by former Mayor John Hamilton back in 2017. His plans received significant pushback from several fronts.      

Read more: New City Council member to step down, leave Bloomington 

This week on Noon Edition, we will speak with Mayor Thomson about these projects and everything else she has planned for the upcoming year.  

You can join us on the air by calling 812-855-0811 or toll-free at 1-877-285-9348. You can also send questions for the show to

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