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BRUSH TRAILER PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The brush trailer program this year will begin Monday, April 13 and will run through October 23. The trailer can be reserved for the removal of large amounts of brush.  If a homeowner is trimming his own bushes or trees, they can schedule a trailer to be dropped off to put their brush in. This... more

TESTING SITES AND THE CARES ACT

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The following is a message by the Elkhart County Health Department. Haga click aqui para ver el comunicado de prensa en español. Incident Command has been asked to share where testing sites are and if the person being tested would be charged for the test being processed. It is still required... more

CITY OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

City offices will be closed Friday, April 10 after 1 p.m. If you need to speak with a City staff person, please call Friday before 1 p.m. or Monday, April 13. As a reminder, City buildings remain closed to the public and some staff may not be working due to measures taken by the City to help... 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

Growing Goshen Together

Conversation series Spring 2020

Discrimination: Increasing our awareness and improving our response • February 27, 2020 • 6–8 p.m. • Shanklin Park, Schrock Pavilion
Summary: This conversation will center around questions of discrimination – how it is experienced by community members and what can be done. By listening to one another’s stories and experiences about discrimination in Goshen, this conversation aims to grow our compassion for one another and increase our awareness about what is happening in our community. Together, we will discern how the community can address concerns and improve relationships and experiences for everyone.
To register for this conversation, go to: bit.ly/GoshenAware

Safety in Goshen: What do we fear?
• March 24, 2020 • 6–8 p.m. • Shanklin Park, Schrock Pavilion
Summary: Safety is experienced differently by each member of the community. Our feelings of safety depend significantly on our personal experiences, as well as stories we hear of others – known or not. This conversation will focus on the ways community members feel safe or unsafe in Goshen, offering the opportunity to honestly share with one another about our perceptions and personal experiences. Participants will include members of the community who work in departments related to different aspects of community safety. By sharing stories and listening to one another, this conversation will provide a unique opportunity to come together as a community and work at ways to strengthen Goshen together.
To register for this conversation, go to: bit.ly/GoshenSafe

Different Circles, Same City. Which Goshen are you?​ • April 23, 2020​ • 6–8 p.m. • Shanklin Park, Schrock Pavilion
Summary: There are multiple, overlapping communities in Goshen – it could be said that there are different “Goshens”. Your circles may be defined by who you hang out with, where you eat and shop, how you vote, where (or if) you worship, what time you’re on the street, and more. These different Goshens offer important and healthy community for us. When we can reach out and build bridges across circles, our community is stronger. This conversation will focus on how the Goshen community can work to connect across these cultural differences and practical barriers. Participants will think together, creatively, to innovate ideas around how to make Goshen a family where everyone belongs.
To register for this conversation, go to: bit.ly/GoshenCircles

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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.