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HELP THE CITY OF GOSHEN DECORATE THE MIRTH TREE

Friday, December 9, 2022

This holiday season, we encourage you to take some time to get creative and help decorate the Mirth Tree! In an effort to reduce waste, the City of Goshen’s Department of Environment Resilience (GDER) wants to encourage you to see what you can create with only the things you can find or recycle.... more

Stormwater Partnership Surface Water Report on Annual Trends in Water Quality Published

Friday, December 9, 2022

The St. Joseph River Basin Commission has published a report analyzing over a decade of water quality data collected by the Elkhart County Health Department as part of the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership’s long-term surface water monitoring program. The report focuses on long-term... more

COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Prairie View Elementary School Gym, 1730 Regent Street, Goshen Please plan to attend to learn more about the mixed-use development being proposed for this 170-acres of land on the south side of Goshen including: Types and quantities of... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, December 12, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Community Relations Commission

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3:00pm

Sister City Program

Sister Cities:
Goshen, Indiana and

Bexbach, Germany 
(site is in German)

The Sister City relationship enriches the Goshen community with cultural and educational exchanges. Over 1,000 visitors from Bexbach have been in Goshen over the past 29 years. A total of 100 families in Goshen have hosted guests from Bexbach. Mayors from both cities have exchanged visits.

Follow the Sister City Committee on Facebook. 

History of the Program

Sister Cities International (SCI) was founded in 1956. It is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between U.S. and international communities.

SCI's goals are to increase global cooperation at the community level, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.

SCI currently spans more than 3,500 communities in 137 countries.

Indiana Sister Cities, Inc. is a state chapter of the national organization. It assists in the development and coordination of Sister Cities activities in Indiana. Indiana participates in 5 Sister State Relationships.

There are over 30 Indiana cities that have 40 Sister City partnerships.

Goshen is a member of Sister Cities International and Indiana Sister Cities, Inc. The Goshen/Bexbach Sister City Partnership was founded in June of 1979.

About Goshen's Sister City: Bexbach, Germany

Partly rural and tranquil, partly urbane and lively, Bexbach is situated in the eastern part of the Saarland. Its capital is Saarbruecken. Geographically, the Saarland lies in the so-called "three country corner." It gets this name as the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet there.

Bexbach has a Mining Museum, the only one in Southwest Germany. The Flower Garden is a riot of colors, especially in May when, "a hundred thousand tulips bloom." The Hindenburg Tower in the Flower Garden gives you an exhilarating view. There is also swimming, tennis, horse-back riding, golf, and lots of organized hiking in the area.

The Rhine River, Mosel River, the Black Forest, Trier (the oldest city in Germany), and Strasbourg, France are easy day-trips from Bexbach.

How You Can Participate

  • Be a host family for a German exchange student.
  • Be an exchange student and stay with a host family in Bexbach.
  • Be an exchange other than educational, perhaps in the cultural or economic area.
  • Serve as a member of the Goshen Sister City Committee.