Friday, December 1, 2023
The Environmental Resilience Department poses with the award. Back L to R: Lee Bergey; Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, Director of Environmental Resilience; Levi Moser. Front L to R: Theresa Sailor, Education Grant Writer; Melanie Helmuth, Urban Forestry Assistant; Acadia Imhof; Alexa Kennel; Brandi Devoe,... more
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Notice is given that Ordinance 5171, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on November 13, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Leichty. Ordinance 5171 describes and continues the operation of previously established City of Goshen Ordinance Violations Bureau;... more
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Notice is given that Ordinance 5170, Regulation of Open Burning in the City of Goshen and Providing Penalties for Violations of Such Regulations, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on November 13, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Leichty. Ordinance 5170 prohibits open burning in the... more
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Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:30am
Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District
Mayor Gina Leichty serves as Goshen's Chief Executive officer, the 33rd mayor of the City, and the first woman to hold the title in Goshen’s 192-year history.
Indiana is considered a "strong mayor" state, where the mayor is directly responsible for the city's business affairs. The mayor appoints each department head and many board and commission members and presides over the Common Council and the Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater Board meetings. The mayor is ultimately responsible for all operations within each City department.
Before becoming Goshen’s mayor, Mayor Leichty held a seasoned career with executive leadership positions in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She was also a successful entrepreneur for more than twelve years. As an executive and consultant, she developed successful strategies for businesses, municipalities, and schools in the public and private sectors.
Dedication to the Goshen community has defined Mayor Leichty’s career journey. She raised millions of dollars of investment for community and economic development projects, launched and guided not-for-profit programs, grew small businesses, and built resources for individuals and families with disabilities. She is widely recognized and consulted for founding Goshen’s First Fridays program.
As a respected community leader, she brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to support the City.
With her business and development background, Mayor Leichty is adept at bringing people together to find common ground and develop innovative solutions. She works to build bridges, foster partnerships, and engage stakeholders from all sectors to tackle Goshen’s most pressing issues.
As a pragmatic Midwesterner, Mayor Leichty champions hard work, doing the right thing, saving for the future, and coming together in times of need. Her values carry over into her approach to City government. She is committed to growing Goshen’s resources and leaving things in better shape than she found them.
Mayor Leichty's priorities for Goshen include smart and sustainable economic growth, robust physical and digital infrastructure, integrated public safety, quality of place initiatives that invite multi-generational living, useful and customer-focused government, and disaster preparedness.
Mayor Leichty is passionate about fostering a City everyone is proud to call Home.
In Goshen, the mayor holds a term of office of four years, with no restrictions on the number of terms served. Mayors must reside within the city and do so for at least one year before the election.
The mayor is ultimately responsible for enforcing City ordinances, compliance with state statutes, signing all bonds, deeds, and city contracts, and approving or vetoing ordinances and resolutions.
Westlawn Renovation Groundbreaking: Expanding Nursing Education Opportunities in Goshen