Friday, July 20, 2018
Note: The following message is from Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and Police Chief Jose' Miller: I was made aware of a social media post claiming the Department of Homeland Security would be present at the Elkhart County Fair and that 200 people were detained at the St. Joseph County Fair. Chief Jose’... more
Friday, July 20, 2018
This updated map shows the various roads through which visitors can access the Elkhart County 4-H Fair this year. Note that the new US 33 bridge is now open to traffic. Madison Street will remain closed during fair week to all traffic with the exception of the parade. more
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The Goshen Redevelopment Commission adopted on July 10, 2018 Resolution 42-2018, Declaratory Resolution to Amend the Economic Development Plan for the Consolidated River Race/US 33 Economic Development Area and Allocation Area. Resolution 42-2018 preliminarily adopted and incorporated into the Economic... more
Mayor Jeremy P. Stutsman took office in January 2016. Prior to this, Stutsman served on the City Council and Redevelopment Commission for eight years. He is a seventh-generation Goshen resident who graduated from Goshen Community Schools and Butler University. Stutsman has been very active in numerous local boards and not-for-profit organizations over the past twenty years. He is the 30th Mayor of the City of Goshen. He is also the youngest Mayor to serve the residents of this city.
The mayor's term of office is four years, with no restrictions on the number of terms that may be served. Mayors must reside within the city and do so for at least one year before the election.
The mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and is responsible for all operations within each City department. Indiana is considered a "strong mayor" state, where the mayor is directly responsible for the business affairs of the city. The mayor appoints each department head and many board and commission members, and presides over the Common Council and the Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater Board meetings. The mayor ultimately is responsible for the enforcement of City ordinances, compliance with state statutes, signing all bonds, deeds, city contracts as well as approving or vetoing ordinances and resolutions.
From Mayor Stutsman:
Goshen supports an ever-growing industrial base and a vigorous retail area. The Goshen Community School System is excellent with emphasis placed on life-long learning. In addition there are two private schools serving k-12 students. Since 1903, Goshen has been the proud home of Goshen College, a small liberal arts institution with an outstanding international reputation.
Goshen has award-winning parks and recreational facilities, numerous service organizations and clubs, and a variety of churches supporting thirty-three different religious denominations. But more than that, Goshen is 30,000+ people who care about their city and their guests.
One of Goshen’s greatest assets is its diverse population. The city is striving to be more inclusive every day. City Government proudly welcomes all people to our City limits.Whether just passing through, considering a lengthy stay, or a permanent relocation, Goshen is an uncommonly great community in which you will have pleasant time experiencing the culture, communities and businesses that Goshen has to offer.