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EIGHTH STREET TO BE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

Friday, April 13, 2018

In connection with the US 33 Northern Connector project, S. Eighth Street will be closed between Washington Street and Lincoln Avenue on Monday, April 16, 2018. The contractor also will be setting up a lane shift on Lincoln Avenue just west of the railroad tracks to allow for the construction of... more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Governing Body: Goshen Dam Pond Dredging Advisory Board Date and Time of Meeting: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Place of Meeting: Goshen City Hall Conference Room 202 South Fifth Street Goshen, Indiana Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen... more

City receives $25,000 from United Way of Elkhart County for Flood Recovery Fund

Thursday, April 12, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, the City of Goshen received a donation of $25,000 from United Way of Elkhart County for the Flood Restoration Grant Program, bringing the total amount of money raised by the community so far to $52,485. The City will match these funds for a total of $104,970, and plans... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 23, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:00am

Sister City Program

Sister Cities:
Goshen, Indiana and

Bexbach, Germany 
(site is in German)

The Sister City relationship enriches the Goshen community with cultural and educational exchanges. Over 1,000 visitors from Bexbach have been in Goshen over the past 29 years. A total of 100 families in Goshen have hosted guests from Bexbach. Mayors from both cities have exchanged visits.

Sister City Activities

Young Artist's Program - Sponsored by Sister Cities International, this program encourages youth (ages 13 through 18) from all parts of the world to express, through original artwork, their concept of the Sister Cities mission.  Goshen and Bexbach young artists won awards at the State level.

History of the Program

Sister Cities International (SCI) was founded in 1956. It is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between U.S. and international communities.

SCI's goals are to increase global cooperation at the community level, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.

SCI currently spans more than 3,500 communities in 137 countries.

Indiana Sister Cities, Inc. is a state chapter of the national organization. It assists in the development and coordination of Sister Cities activities in Indiana. Indiana participates in 5 Sister State Relationships.

There are over 30 Indiana cities that have 40 Sister City partnerships.

Goshen is a member of Sister Cities International and Indiana Sister Cities, Inc. The Goshen/Bexbach Sister City Partnership was founded in June of 1979.

About Goshen's Sister City: Bexbach, Germany

Partly rural and tranquil, partly urbane and lively, Bexbach is situated in the eastern part of the Saarland. Its capital is Saarbruecken. Geographically, the Saarland lies in the so-called "three country corner." It gets this name as the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet there.

Bexbach has a Mining Museum, the only one in Southwest Germany. The Flower Garden is a riot of colors, especially in May when, "a hundred thousand tulips bloom." The Hindenburg Tower in the Flower Garden gives you an exhilarating view. There is also swimming, tennis, horse-back riding, golf, and lots of organized hiking in the area.

The Rhine River, Mosel River, the Black Forest, Trier (the oldest city in Germany), and Strasbourg, France are easy day-trips from Bexbach.

How You Can Participate

  • Be a host family for a German exchange student.
  • Be an exchange student and stay with a host family in Bexbach.
  • Be an exchange other than educational, perhaps in the cultural or economic area.
  • Are you an aspiring, young artist (13-18 years of age) who would like to participate in the SCI Young Artist Program?
  • Serve as a member of the Goshen Sister City Committee.

For more information, contact: Chris and Terry Morgan (574) 533-3481.