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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

CRC Essays

2024 Essay Competition

The Community Relations Commission is once again organizing an essay contest for all Goshen students in grades 7-12. The full prompt and instructions can be found here. You can read the prompt and instructions in Spanish here. Please note all submissions must be written in English. 

Winners will be announced during the March 25th City Council meeting, and the first-place winners from each grade group will present their winning essays at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce's Founder's Day Celebration on March 28th. 

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

Submit your essay by filling out this Google Form.

Download and fill out a W-9 form to submit with your essay. 


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: