The City of Goshen appoints boards, commissions and committees, comprised of residents and City staff, to help advise on various policy issues. Some of the boards are designated by Indiana statute, while others are created in the interest of bettering our community.
Members of these boards and... more
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Stormwater Board of the City of Goshen Department of Stormwater Management Board will conduct a public hearing on November 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, IN, 46528.
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Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.Place of Meeting: Goshen Police and Court Building
Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Community Relations Commission public meeting scheduled... more
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Created in 2004 with the passage of Ordinance 4201, and amended in 2006 by Ordinance 4339 and again in 2009 by Ordinance 4526, the Goshen Community Relations Commission (CRC) is a group of 9 volunteer residents appointed by City Council and the Mayor to focus on the “people issues” of our town and to guide the work of a staff director. We are mothers, fathers, business people, educators, immigrants and native born Americans who share the vision of a unified, thriving Goshen.
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. This purpose and mission has, is and will always guide the work of the CRC. With this in mind, during 2014 and 2015, ,the CRC engaged the community to identify the following vision which the CRC is pursuing and will continue to passionately pursue:
Goshen is a vibrant, dynamic community. Together we strive to:
Strengthen our social and economic resources
Promote vitality, safety, and wholeness
Engage, embrace, and celebrate our cultural commonalities and differences
Address challenges to our common good
During 2017, the CRC is considering the best approaches to pursuing this vision, and developing a plan to pursue this vision. We will provide regular updates on this work on the CRC Facebook page.
As a reminder to ourselves and the entire community, we have also named and claimed some basic mission principles which will allow us to move towards positive community relations. 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. The mechanism for accomplishing this goal is a Community Engagement Pledge which individuals, groups, and organizations will be, over time, invited to become signatories. The CRC is pleased to announce that Concilio Hispano was the first group to take up this challenge and engaged in conversation around these principles with the CRC in February. On May 7, 2011, Concilio Hispano signed on to this pledge in front of hundreds of people at the annual Diversity Day event. Whether or not you become a signatory to this pledge, the CRC encourages you to embrace these principles and the aspiration of becoming a community of positive community relations.