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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The monthly brush pickup will begin on the week of May 29, 2023. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more


Monday, May 22, 2023

The Boil Order for South Main Street and Carter Road was canceled on Friday, May 19th. The samples have been taken, test results are satisfactory, and boiling your water is no longer necessary. Thank you for your patience and for the water conservation measures you followed. If you have any questions,... more


Thursday, May 18, 2023

Notice is given that Ordinance 5159, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on May 15, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman.  Ordinance 5159 describes and continues the operation of previously established City of Goshen Ordinance Violations Bureau;... more

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Downtown Goshen EID

Today, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Cemetery Board

Today, 2:00pm

Board of Works

Monday, June 5, 2023, 2:00pm

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CRC Essays

2023 Second Annual Essay Competition

The Community Relations Commission is organizing an essay contest for all Goshen students in junior high through high. Students will discuss one of the eight CRC principles. 

The Award ceremony will be held at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park on April 18 at 6 p.m.

Awards will be split into two categories: grades 7–8 and grades 9–12.

Read the contestants' essays: 

Grades 7–8:

Grades 9–12:

Read the full essay prompt here.

Click here to submit your essay.


2022 Essay Competition

The Community Relations Commission organized an essay contest for all Goshen students in junior high through high school in which they were asked to discuss one of the eight CRC principles. 

Participants were entered into one of two categories: grades 7–8 and grades 9–12.
The CRC principles are: 

  • Honor the dignity of each person and each person’s rights
  • Listen to the diverse voices of the community
  • Cultivate constructive communication and engagement
  • Value honesty, truthfulness, and integrity
  • Promote a community that is safe for all
  • Acknowledge and accept the challenge of change—that it may have both positive and negative consequences
  • Promote the acceptance of differences
  • Promote equality and freedom from discrimination

(Read the full prompt here).

The winners of the 2022 CRC Essay Competition are: 

Grades 7–8

Grades 9–12

Runner ups: