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City of Goshen to honor Indigenous Peoples Day with special event

Monday, October 2, 2023

To celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission will host a special event at the Goshen Theater on Monday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. honoring the region's rich history as the land of the Potawatomi and Miami nations.   Doors to the theater will... more

September Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter

Monday, October 2, 2023

Read the newsletter by clicking the following link:  The goal of the Goshen Stormwater Department is clean water for everyone and everything. One way this is achieved is through public education and the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter is... more

Mayor Leichty honored to host Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Chamber of Commerce yesterday hosted Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The board had a series of meetings as part of their quarterly business event followed by a public session at the Goshen Theater with more... more

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Fire Drill - Chamberlain

Today, 9:00am

Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Fire Drill - Model

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 9:00am

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: