Video Update: Centerstone Job Placement Partnership with Parks … – City of Bloomington

Page last updated on December 23, 2022 at 12:04 pm
Andrew Krebbs, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor
[email protected] or 812-349-3406
Each week, Mayor Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Griffin provide video updates on recent news and key initiatives. Access all of the weekly video updates at
In this week’s video update, Mayor John Hamilton and Parks and Recreation Director Paula McDevitt discuss the City’s employment placement partnership with Centerstone. 
First piloted in 2017, the partnership focused on the downtown area, including Seminary Park, Peoples Park, Building Trades Park, and Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park. The partnership now covers four main areas: park maintenance, Switchyard Park, landscaping, and Cascades Golf Course.   
The program has been highly successful, and more than 70 Centerstone clients have participated since its beginning. Four past participants have since become City of Bloomington employees in the Parks department. Every participant earns a living wage and training and is provided the necessary tools to be successful.   
Tune in next week when Mayor Hamilton and Department of Public Works Director Adam Wason discuss a similar partnership with Centerstone and the Brighten B-town initiative.
Today’s video transcript is available online at If you have questions about the Parks and Recreation partnership with Centerstone, contact Paula McDevitt at [email protected]
Learn more about Centerstone at


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