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FACE COVERING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for using cloth face coverings and how-tos if you'd like to make your own. The CDC also emphasizes that people use cloth face covering instead of medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE), because surgical masks and N95 respirators... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The following is a message from the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG): The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will operate as usual in Elkhart and Goshen on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Please be advised, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

CITY WORKING ON MOSQUITO CONTROL

Thursday, April 9, 2020

With warmer weather the last few days we saw some mosquitoes already. In an effort to reduce the populations the City is dropping larvicide tablets in areas prone to the propagation of mosquitoes. Community mosquito control programs can help to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:00pm

CANCELED–Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00pm

Environmental Resilience

UPCOMING PODCAST - GOSHEN'S COMMUNITY ORCHARD PROJECT

April 7, 2020 at Noon EST

Join us as we talk with Patrick Coonan about his work creating Goshen’s Community Orchard. Patrick will explain the vision for the project and discuss how a public orchard provides opportunities to foster sustainable food practices in our community. Learn how you can participate in this amazing project that truly reflects the Good of Goshen. Hosted by the City of Goshen’s  Environmental Resilience Department.

Register in advance for this podcast:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oqiNoIHFQaSZBVy5J2Qy0A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the podcast.

 


Aaron Sawatsky Kingsley, Director of Environmental Resilience

     Rieth Interpretive Center
     
     410 W. Plymouth Ave.
     
     Goshen, IN 46526
     
     (574) 537-0986
   
     aaronkingsley@goshencity.com

 


The Goshen City Council passed Ordinance 5014, Establishing a Department of Environmental Resilience during a regular meeting September 3, 2019, and the department began functioning as such in January of 2020. The new department's work is to help promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the community, to enhance and protect the environment, to promote economic development and to promote the planting, maintenance and removal of trees within the City of Goshen, according to Ord. 5014. 

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, when recommending the creation of the new department, said: "For many years, Goshen has been a leading community, not because we have all the answers but because we are bold and have the foresight to take the long view. We now need to find additional ways to better our physical environment and make our budgets even more efficient."

Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, the City Forester, is the department head, and while he will continue to work on the City's urban forest, he also will help the City's other departments in accomplishing goals related to green efforts, data collection, education and efficiencies both environmental and financial. 

  • Read Mayor Stutsman's letter to the City Council about the creation of the Department of Environmental resilience here.
  • To see Ord. 5014, click here.

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