Nicole and her family

About Nicole

Nicole Bolden was elected as Bloomington’s first African-American City Clerk in 2015. Prior to that, Nicole served in the City Clerk’s office for over six years, first as a hearing officer and then as a Deputy Clerk. An advocate for same sex marriage, Nicole was one of the first officiants to perform same sex weddings in the county after the court overturned the state’s marriage ban. Over the last several years in the office, she has committed to updating and maintaining the city records for the benefit of the city.

Nicole has been actively involved in the Bloomington community for over 20 years. She is the co-founder of the Monroe County Indiana Democratic African American Caucus, and a member of the Bloomington Elks Lodge #446. She has also worked with the Girl Scouts, Community Kitchen, currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the 10/100 Committee and Board of Directors of the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools.

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 24 nieces and nephews.