Meet Jeremy

Jeremy Stutsman

 

“I remain committed to responsible management and excellent quality of place, and am thrilled to make Goshen my home.”

“Throughout Goshen you can see demonstrated proof that experienced leadership and responsible management of your tax dollars is Working for Goshen. I will continue building a city of opportunity we can all be proud to call home.”

Rooted and invested

Born into a family that has lived in Goshen for several generations, Jeremy is truly a hometown success story. He is a passionate, progressive, optimistic, and diligent worker, who has helped build this community and is focused on creating more and better opportunities for generations of families to come.

Jeremy will use his experience as a councilman, businessman, community leader, and lifelong Goshen resident to expand development, improve neighborhoods, strengthen public safety, support education, create new business opportunities, prevent discrimination, and enhance Goshen’s overall quality of life.

  • Goshen born and bred
  • GHS Graduate
  • Life-long resident of Goshen
  • Local businessman
  • Elected to City Council in 2007
  • Youngest Mayor in Goshen’s History
  • Proven track record of leadership

Results & Accomplishments

Recognition

2017 Indiana Chamber of Commerce's Community of the Year

The City of Goshen was the recipient of this prestigious award. The criteria for which we received it included:

  • Work with diversity
  • Community that works together
  • Quality of life
  • Economic resiliency
NAACP – Stand for Freedom Award

This award given to Jeremy by the Elkhart County NAACP in a ceremony at the Goshen Theater.

Environmental Leadership

2018 Gold Leaf Award

The 2018 Gold Leaf Award was given to the City of Goshen Parks and Forestry by the Indiana Arborist Association for the valued work with trees and city forestry by Aaron Kingsley, City Forester, and our community.

Solar Smart Community

The City of Goshen was awarded a Gold Designation from SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, for taking the important first steps to encourage solar energy growth.

2018 Green Project of the Year

This award was given to the city of Goshen for its leadership of solar initiatives and for its creation of the solar field near the waste water treatment plant.

Establishing the Environmental Advisory Commission

The mission of this group is further steer the city toward greater environmental responsibility, resulting in benefits for our economy, our neighborhoods, and our ecosystems.

Youth Environmental Resolution

Mayor Stutsman worked with students from the Goshen High School Youth Caucus to create and present this youth lead resolution.

Investing in the community

Year of Goodness Initiative

In March 2017 Mayor Stutsman kicked off the Year of Goodness initiative to help bring the Goshen community together.

City Council Youth Advisor – Youth Caucus

In 2016, Mayor Stutsman appointed Goshen’s first high school senior to the City Council to help advise the council and connect with the youth in our community.

Latino Advisory Committee

Mayor Stutsman created this committee in 2016 to help stay closer connected to over 30% of Goshen’s population.

Mayor’s Arts Council

The Mayor’s Arts Council was established as Goshen’s collective voice for the arts, dedicated to advancing the city of Goshen by delivering resources, developing innovative collaborations, fostering creativity in the community and recognizing the arts as an economic driver while improving quality of place.

Traffic Projects

Since Mayor Stutsman took office in 2015 two overpasses have been added, two large bike paths, and dozens of pavement projects have been completed. Despite the traffic challenges during construction, these investments are essential to our community’s vitality.

Flood Response

The Mayor and his team worked hard to manage Goshen’s largest natural disaster in its history. At the Mayor’s request a flood relief fund was created to help those who lost power, heat, and other damages due to this disaster.

LaCasa Help-A-House

Mayor Stutsman has been participating in LaCasa’s Help-A-House for over 14 years and as a crew leader for 10 of those years.

Kerry's Kids Inclusive Playground at Hay Park

One of Mayor Stutsman’s first proposed initiatives when he took office, the inclusive playground will allow kids of special needs access to the park and allow grandparents with mobility issues the opportunity to enjoy the park with their grandkids. It is for all ages and all abilities. Hay Park is on schedule to be completed in early September 2019.

“My love of this community, as well as my interest in serving others, grows and deepens with each passing year.”

Endorsements

Jeremy has proven he is a leader who is not only well-liked but very well-respected. As a pragmatic leader first and foremost concerned with what is best for our city, many individuals have stepped forward to sing Jeremy’s praises.

Allan Kauffman

Former Mayor of Goshen
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I’m more than happy to add my name to a long list of people who support Jeremy Stutsman for re-election. His first term as mayor has demonstrated the ability to engage a diverse community as he established advisory commissions for Latino affairs, youth involvement, and strengthening the arts in Goshen.

Sue Branson

Goshen Community Member
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It is a matter of great privilege that I endorse Mayor Jeremy Stutsman in his re-election for Mayor. I have personally witnessed Mayor Stutsman’s dedication, compassion, and leadership through the eyes of my late husband, Wade Branson, during his last few years as the Goshen Police Chief.

Everett Thomas

Goshen City Councilman (Retired)
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Jeremy Stutsman and I sat beside each other for the last eight years that I was on the Goshen City Council. Not long into his first term as a council member, I recognized the heart of a public servant and considered him a great successor to some of us baby boomers moving into retirement.

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