Nicole Bolden

Adjunct Lecturer


Full Biography

Nicole Bolden, the Bloomington City Clerk, has been actively involved in the Bloomington community for over 20 years. Nicole received both her undergraduate and law degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Kitchen, the Community Advisory Board for WTIU, and is a member of the local Elks Lodge. She is the co-founder of the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus, serves on the board of the Indiana Stonewall Democrats, and was a charter member of the 10/100 Committee.

In 2015, Nicole became the first African American woman elected to city-wide office and the only LGBTQ woman of color to hold elected office in Indiana. In 2019, Nicole was excited to become a graduate member of the Hoosier Women Forward Inaugural class.

Nicole is the proud mother of two daughters, Taegan and Zora. Her mother, Valeri Haughton-Motley, is a Judge in Monroe County, and her father, Frank Motley, is a retired Dean from the Maurer School of Law. Nicole has four siblings and 30 nieces and nephews.