Friday, January 17, 2020
The Goshen Common Council passed Resolution 2020-01 on January 7, 2020 declaring the designation of the Benteler III Economic Revitalization Area at 910 Eisenhower Drive South, Goshen, Indiana for the purpose of phasing-in certain personal property taxes in connection with the installation of new manufacturing... more
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULARLY SCHEDULED on Monday and the rest of the week. The Board of Works meeting scheduled for Monday, January 20, has been canceled due... more
Friday, January 10, 2020
With the weather forecast calling for extended and intense periods of rain this weekend and Monday, the City of Goshen is monitoring areas that may be affected by flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas in Elkhart County, including some within Goshen’s city... more
Conversation series fall 2019
A culture that learns: Our schools and community together • September 26, 2019 • 6–8 p.m. • Boys and Girls Club
Summary: This conversation will offer the opportunity to learn from the community’s schools, which are home to embodied diversity in Goshen, lived out in practice every day. The conversation will focus on what is going well in our schools and where growth is needed. How can our schools better serve the families in Goshen, and what is their role in the larger community?
How Goshen grows: Balancing power and raising up leaders • October 24, 2019 • 6–8 p.m. • Shanklin Park, Schrock Pavilion
Summary: This conversation will address leadership and power in the Goshen community. Participants will have the opportunity to speak into successful balances of power and how that is created, as well as look at challenges to equalized power. How does one access power and how does the community grow capacity and leadership to provide opportunities for shared power?
Who is Goshen: Telling our stories • November 14, 2019 • 6–8 p.m. • Boys and Girls Club
Summary: This conversation will provide space to get to know others in the community by listening and sharing about identity and the experiences that shape each person. How have our experiences shaped our values? Bridging divides requires knowing one another—can we learn to know each other and move from strangers to friends?
About the Growing Goshen Together Conversation Series
The Goshen Community Relations Commission (CRC) and Goshen Community Schools (GCS) began conversations in 2018 to brainstorm possibilities toward building bridges between diverse groups in the Goshen community. Recognizing diversity of all kinds throughout the city, they saw an opportunity for promoting tolerance, understanding and gratitude for all people. This led to a pilot community conversation, Growing Goshen Together, on April 25, 2019, held at Goshen High School. Responses from that event called for more conversations. Through continued conversations about the issues facing the Goshen community, CRC and GCS hope to continue fostering relationships throughout the Goshen community.