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Leadership Through Crisis: Learning from our Past

Leadership Through Crisis: Learning from our Past

In February of 2018, our area was hit with historic flooding. It was rough. Along with several key staff, we worked for 91 out of the first 97 hours of the crisis responding to the various community needs. In addition to the urgent concern back then, I recently was...

New Fully Inclusive Playground Now Open

New Fully Inclusive Playground Now Open

The City of Goshen’s first-ever fully inclusive playground at Hay Park, 1414 W. Plymouth Ave., is now open to the public. The City, donors and the community celebrated the opening of Kerry’s Kids Playground with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Oct. 3. With ramps...

City Purchases First Electric Vehicle

City Purchases First Electric Vehicle

The City of Goshen has purchased its first electric vehicle in an effort to further test alternative fuel cars and their impact to the City’s budget and the environment. After careful research, the City’s Central Garage Department purchased a Tesla Model 3. The...

2020 Budget Letter

2020 Budget Letter

It is hard to believe that another year has passed and we are here again talking about the next budget that will help carry the City of Goshen forward. As in past years, it is important that we closely consider the needs our departments have in 2020. Just as we need...

Latino Advisory Committee Sponsors a Latino Community Meeting

Latino Advisory Committee Sponsors a Latino Community Meeting

On Thursday night, The Mayor's Latino Advisory Committee sponsored a Latino community meeting with Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and Police Chief Jose Miller at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. This Spanish-language event was aimed at reducing anxiety and fear among...

Fair Campaign Pledge 2019

Fair Campaign Pledge 2019

The Democratic candidates for mayor, clerk-treasurer, and city council for the November 5th municipal election in Goshen have signed the 2019 Fair Campaign Pledge. The commitments are based upon models of ethics and responsibility from non-partisan voter rights and...

Goshen Hosts Fourth Annual Indiana Climate Leadership Summit

Goshen Hosts Fourth Annual Indiana Climate Leadership Summit

Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman joined fellow mayors, city and county officials and environmental advocates from across northern Indiana Thursday for the launch of the fourth annual Indiana Climate Leadership Summit at Goshen College. A product of Earth Charter Indiana,...

Department of Environmental Resilience

Department of Environmental Resilience

Tuesday night was big! The Goshen City Council passed the ordinance with a 5-2 vote to create the new Department of Environmental Resilience.  In recent years, there are numerous ways that I have seen our community truly care for our environment, and I proposed this...

Plans for a new environmental department

Plans for a new environmental department

I am excited to present to the Goshen City Council an idea that has been in the works for several months with City staff, the Mayor’s Environmental Advisory Committee (MEAC) and other members of the community. With the backing of those mentioned, we are now ready to...

Leadership that listens

Leadership that listens

There is a saying that leadership is not merely a position or a title, but rather an action and an example. Take a look and see what makes Jeremy such a great leader, one who doesn't create followers but instead creates other leaders.

2019 Campaign Commitment

2019 Campaign Commitment

To the Community of Goshen, A couple of months ago I was informed by both the State of Indiana and the Elkhart County Election divisions that the date had passed for a candidate to be slated against me.  The realization of not having an opponent for the upcoming...

Goshen’s Main Street Makeover to begin Aug. 19

Goshen’s Main Street Makeover to begin Aug. 19

GOSHEN — After months of planning, discussions and preparatory work, Goshen’s Main Street redesign project is set to kick off in mid-August. That’s the word from Leslie Biek, civil traffic engineer for the city, who confirmed this week that the project contractor,...

2019 Elkhart County 4h Fair Parade Highlights Community

2019 Elkhart County 4h Fair Parade Highlights Community

Photo courtesy of Darrin Eichorn GOSHEN — An estimated 25,000 people came out to watch the Elkhart County 4-H Fair parade on Sunday, both at the fairgrounds and in the streets, where people camped out to watch. Community groups, 4-H clubs, businesses and politicians...

Goshen’s mayor wants to create environmental department

Goshen’s mayor wants to create environmental department

During their meeting Tuesday evening, Goshen City Council members were informed by Mayor Jeremy Stutsman of his intention to create the new environmental department. The announcement was made during a brief update by Stutsman on the status of budgetary discussions...

Council expands Flood Relief Fund to cover wider range of disasters

Council expands Flood Relief Fund to cover wider range of disasters

GOSHEN — A flood relief emergency fund created by the city in response to the record-breaking flooding of February 2018 was expanded Tuesday by the Goshen City Council to cover a much wider range of potential future disasters. During their meeting, council members...

Goshen council dissolving Housing Authority

Goshen council dissolving Housing Authority

GOSHEN — Goshen City Council members Tuesday formalized their intent to officially dissolve the Goshen Housing Authority. During the meeting, council members approved a preliminary resolution stating their intent to dissolve the authority, which had been dogged for...

Endorsement: Mike Puro

Endorsement: Mike Puro

A mayor's first term involves learning to manage our city's finances, putting together an effect team of Department Heads, figuring out how to deal with state officials, handling emergencies like the 2018 flood, and developing relationships with community members, the...

Endorsement: Allan Kauffman

Endorsement: Allan Kauffman

I’m more than happy to add my name to a long list of people who support Jeremy Stutsman as he seeks re-election as Goshen’s mayor. His eight years as a councilman at-large prepared him well. His first term as mayor has demonstrated the ability to engage a diverse...

Endorsement: Sue Branson

Endorsement: Sue Branson

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

Environmental curriculum part of mayor’s initiative

Environmental curriculum part of mayor’s initiative

GOSHEN — Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and a city consultant presented the Goshen school board with a proposal to create an environmental education curriculum for students. The presentation was made on Earth Day. Stutsman told the board members at their meeting Monday night,...

Goshen mayor signs equal-pay proclamation

Goshen mayor signs equal-pay proclamation

GOSHEN — Mayor Jeremy Stutsman has signed a proclamation designating Tuesday as Equal Pay Day.   The proclamation urges residents and employers to encourage pay equity and equal employment opportunity as a matter of simple fairness in the community. It was read...

Endorsement: Everett Thomas

Endorsement: Everett Thomas

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

2019 Mayoral Announcement

2019 Mayoral Announcement

To the Community of Goshen: As we conclude 2018, we enter an election year for all elected officials in the City of Goshen. It is an honor to serve the Maple City; being Mayor has been a great privilege and learning experience. The friendships I’ve made and the wealth...

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