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Late-Winter Pruning

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Goshen Forestry Division will begin young tree pruning the week of February 19. Our initial focus will be on Oak trees in neighborhoods between Lincoln and Plymouth Avenues. Specifically, we will plan to work on street trees which the City planted in or near the right-of-way over the past 12... more

Community Relations Commission to host International Women's Day Luncheon

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The City of Goshen Community Relations Commission is hosting a luncheon on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goshen Theater to celebrate and honor women in the Goshen community.  “I’m looking forward to celebrating the women of Goshen and am grateful... more

City of Goshen announces new firefighter training program in partnership with Goshen Community Schools

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The City of Goshen and Goshen Community Schools announced a new Fire and EMS Pathway Program during Monday’s joint City Council and Goshen School Board meeting to enable students from Goshen High School to complete fire and EMS training.  “This exciting new partnership between the City of Goshen... more

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Board of Zoning Appeals

Today, 4:00pm

To view the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 890 5155 7762

Board of Works

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269 or call +1 312 626 6799. Webinar ID: 884 6925 1269 Comments are no longer taken online.

Park Board Meeting

Monday, March 4, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Community Relations Commission


To contact the Community Relations Commission: 574-537-3839 x358 or email communityrelations@goshencity.com.

2024 CRC Essay Competition

International Women's Day Luncheon


The Community Relations Commission (CRC) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Goshen by creating programs and initiatives that benefit all community members. The Commission is committed to establishing a city free from racism and discrimination. It fosters strong bonds among residents and within neighborhoods, addresses complex issues, advocates for health, safety, and wellness, and encourages respectful interactions among Goshen's diverse population.

Nine volunteer Commissioners appointed by the City Council and the Mayor serve on the board. Members include a broad range of representatives who share the vision of a unified, thriving Goshen.

Staffing

Mayor Leichty's office champions our Community Relations efforts, dedicating multiple staff roles to enhance the work of the Community Relations Commission (CRC). Katy Sonner leads the team as the Director of Administrative Affairs and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Mayor's office, including the activities of the CRC.

Hannah Scott Carter is the point person for community engagement as the Community Relations Manager, her focus being on providing direct support to citizens, planning events, broadening community outreach, and handling written communications. Amanda Guzman collaborates closely with Hannah as the Communications Manager, directing the City's communication strategies. Her responsibilities encompass design oversight, website and social media management, and photography. Hannah and Amanda form a dynamic duo, ensuring that the City communicates effectively with every resident.

Tracy Eggleston Scott supports the team by managing phone inquiries and providing essential administrative assistance.

Purpose

The CRC engaged the community to identify the following vision and guiding principles.

  1. Honor the dignity of each person and each person’s rights 
  2. Listen to the diverse voices of the community 
  3. Cultivate constructive communication and engagement 
  4. Value honesty, truthfulness, and integrity 
  5. Promote a community that is safe for all 
  6. Acknowledge and accept the challenge of change – which may have positive and negative consequences. 
  7. Promote the acceptance of differences 
  8. Promote the equality and freedom from discrimination 

In the true spirit of being a community-focused organization, the CRC has embarked on a long-term process of inviting others to interact with, endorse, and adopt these principles as their own.

History of the CRC

In 2004, then-Mayor Alan Kauffman and the City Council had the foresight to establish the CRC for the purpose of fostering a climate of positive community relations, non-discrimination, and equal opportunity within and throughout all of Goshen. The Commission was created with the passage of Ordinance 4201 and amended in 2006 by Ordinance 4339 and again in 2009 by Ordinance 4526,


Resources for Residents

Call the Indiana Civil Rights Commission @ (800) 628-2909.

Website: www.in.gov/icrc/

 

Learn more about the CRC:

 

Meeting & Events

MeetingMeeting DateMeeting TimeLocationAgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Community Relations Commission2/13/20246:00 pmCity Hall Conference Room, 202 S. 5th StreetDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission1/9/20246:00 pmCity Hall Conference Room, 202 S. 5th StreetDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission12/12/20236:00 pmCity Hall Conference Room, 202 S. 5th StreetDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission11/14/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission10/10/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission9/12/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission8/8/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission7/11/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission6/13/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission5/9/20236:00 pmAnnex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission10/6/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen  Download Notices 
Community Relations Commission7/11/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission6/13/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission5/9/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission4/11/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission3/14/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission1/10/20227:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission12/13/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission11/8/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission10/11/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission9/13/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission8/9/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission7/12/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission6/14/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission5/10/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission4/12/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission3/8/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission2/8/20217:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission1/11/20217:00 pmOnline only—via ZoomDownload AgendaDownload MinutesDownload Notices 
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
2/13/2024 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall Conference Room, 202 S. 5th Street - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
1/9/2024 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall Conference Room, 202 S. 5th Street - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
12/12/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall Conference Room, 202 S. 5th Street - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
11/14/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
10/10/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
9/12/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
8/8/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
7/11/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
6/13/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
5/9/2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St. - 18:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
10/6/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
  Download Notices 
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
7/11/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
6/13/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
5/9/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
4/11/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
3/14/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
1/10/2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
12/13/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
11/8/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
10/11/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
9/13/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
8/9/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
7/12/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
6/14/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
5/10/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
4/12/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
3/8/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
2/8/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
1/11/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Online only—via Zoom - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload MinutesDownload Notices