Friday, December 4, 2020
The Mayors of Elkhart, Goshen and Nappanee will each bring a city ordinance to their councils that will support both the Elkhart County Commissioners’ Restated Ordinance 2020-38, and the Elkhart County Health Department’s new protocols to eliminate COVID-19 from our community. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman,... more
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Governing Body: Goshen Common CouncilDate and Time of Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00 p.m.Place of Meeting: Virtual Webinar via Zoom Softwarehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87149766078Or Telephone:+1 301 715 8592 or+1 312 626 6799Webinar ID: 871 4976 6078 Pursuant to the provisions of the Open... more
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The Goshen Street Department will make one last round of leaf collecting beginning Monday, December 7. Residents who miss this round can still take their leaves to the Environmental Center. Located at 20100 CR 19, the center accepts brush and leaves, loose or in bags, at no charge to Goshen... more
Monday, December 7, 2020, 2:00pm
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Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00pm
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 3:00pm
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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
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.