Letter: Vlaisavljevich has shown commitment to the city

It’s that time yet again. Primary election happening in two arenas — the at-large seat currently occupied by Kim Vlaisavljevich and District 2. This means those items are all that’s on the ballot.

However, that doesn’t mean you can stay home. It is imperative that any able-bodied person should make that effort, if not on that day, earlier at Bloomington Civic Plaza.

I am writing an endorsement for Councilmember Kim V., who was appointed last June when the at-large seat was vacated. Of the five final applicants for this seat, she was the one selected, and for many reasons.

She has a background in finance, a valuable asset when working on council. She was forthright and also added some humor, something more people in office could use. She is a moderate politically. No council member should align with a political party, in my opinion. Council does the work without politics in mind. She was also the one I would have chosen, had I had a vote.

She threw herself full strength into the work at hand and was able to “get up to speed” in very short order. In other words, she rolled up her sleeves and showed commitment to work for all in our great city.

Among her accomplishments thus far include passing the city’s first ever environmental sustainability commission, advocating for a deep dive into our city budget to ensure value add for each tax payer — a process beginning this year — and advocating for police diversity training programs.

For more information about Kim, go to her website kimforbloomington.com/vision-and-resutlts

Remember Aug. 8 is primary election day. Please mark it on your calendar.

Karen Nordstrom


Nordstrom was an at-large city council member from 2006-13.