Select a Section

News & Updates All »

City of Goshen awarded state volunteerism award

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

Notice of Adoption of City of Goshen Ordinance 5171

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

Notice of Adoption of Ordinance 5170

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

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Today, 2:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: or call +1 312 626 6799. Webinar ID: 884 6925 1269 Comments are no longer taken online.

City Council

Today, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to or call +1 305 224 1968, Webinar ID: 897 2151 5585. Comments are no longer taken online.

Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Mayor's Office

Gina Leichty, Mayor of Goshen

Gina Leichty, Mayor of Goshen, Indiana

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. 

A Strong Leader with a Heart for Goshen

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.

Working Together

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.

Pragmatic Approach

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.

Vision and Priorities

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.

About the Mayor’s Responsibilities

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.

In the news

Westlawn Renovation Groundbreaking: Expanding Nursing Education Opportunities in Goshen

Lacasa unveils renovated Jefferson Street home

Goshen Parks introduce giant water slides for first-ever ‘Splash-tastic’ weekend

Leichty breaks glass ceiling as Goshen's first female mayor

Leichty selected to replace Stutsman as Goshen's mayor

ABC57 News - See the Difference Michiana

"Falling into 'Place' Goshen Embraces History, Innovation"- BizVoice Magazine

2017 Lifeline Data Centers Community of the Year: Goshen