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REMINDER: BRUSH COLLECTION BEGINS SEPT. 25

Friday, September 22, 2017

Brush collection will begin Monday, September 25. Please place all leaves and brush at the curb but not in the street, so as to not cause a road hazard or hinder water drainage. Brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Do not place piles around fire hydrants, mailboxes or telephone... more

LANE RESTRICTIONS ON PLYMOUTH AVENUE

Friday, September 22, 2017

Contractor Walsh & Kelly will be working on Plymouth Avenue, from Indiana Avenue to the east completing punch list items from the project completed in 2016. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane restrictions. Work will begin Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m.... more

OPEN HOUSE FOR VIOLETT CEMETERY'S NEW CREMATION GARDEN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Goshen City Cemeteries is pleased to announce an open house for the new Violett Cemetery Cremation Garden on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time a staff member will be on hand to answer questions about the garden for members of the public. The cremation garden, built over... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00am

Community Relations Commission

To contact the Community Relations Commission: 574-537-3839 x358 or email communityrelations@goshencity.com.


Created in 2004 with the passage of Ordinance 4201, and amended in 2006 by Ordinance 4339 and again in 2009 by Ordinance 4526, the Goshen Community Relations Commission (CRC) is a group of 9 volunteer residents appointed by City Council and the Mayor to focus on the “people issues” of our town and to guide the work of a staff director.  We are mothers, fathers, business people, educators, immigrants and native born Americans who share the vision of a unified, thriving Goshen.

Learn more about the CRC:

In 2004, then Mayor Alan Kauffman and the City Council had the foresight to establish the CRC for the purpose of fostering a climate of positive community relations, non-discrimination and equal opportunity within and throughout all of Goshen. This purpose and mission has, is and will always guide the work of the CRC. With this in mind, during 2014 and 2015, ,the CRC engaged the community to identify the following vision which the CRC is pursuing and will continue to passionately pursue:

Goshen is a vibrant, dynamic community. Together we strive to:

  • Strengthen our social and economic resources
  • Promote vitality, safety, and wholeness
  • Engage, embrace, and celebrate our cultural commonalities and differences
  • Address challenges to our common good

During 2017, the CRC is considering the best approaches to pursuing this vision, and developing a plan to pursue this vision. We will provide regular updates on this work on the CRC Facebook page.

As a reminder to ourselves and the entire community, we have also named and claimed some basic principles which will allow us to move towards positive community relations. In the true spirit of being a community-focused organization, the CRC has embarked on a long-term process of inviting others to interact with, endorse and adopt these principles as their own.  The mechanism for accomplishing this goal is a Community Engagement Pledge which individuals, groups, and organizations will be, over time, invited to become signatories.  The CRC is pleased to announce that Concilio Hispano was the first group to take up this challenge and engaged in conversation around these principles with the CRC in February.  On May 7, 2011, Concilio Hispano signed on to this pledge in front of hundreds of people at the annual Diversity Day event.  Whether or not you become a signatory to this pledge, the CRC encourages you to embrace these principles and the aspiration of becoming a community of positive community relations. 

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

NEW! 2016 Annual Report

Changing Demographics and Growing Diversity

CRC Intercultural Resource Project

 

 



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CRC Meeting Minutes


Find out about what you can do.

Check us out on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Call the Indiana Civil Rights Commission @ (800) 628-2909.
Website: www.in.gov/icrc/

To contact the Community Relations Commission:
574-537-3839 x358 or email communityrelations@goshencity.com

Meeting & Events

MeetingMeeting DateMeeting TimeLocationAgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Community Relations Commission7/11/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission6/13/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission5/9/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission4/11/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission3/14/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission2/15/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission1/10/20177:00 pmCity Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission10/11/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission9/13/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th StreetDownload Agenda   
Community Relations Commission8/9/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission7/12/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission6/14/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission5/10/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission4/12/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission3/8/20167:00 pmGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission2/9/20167:00 amGoshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
7/11/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
6/13/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
5/9/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
4/11/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
3/14/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
2/15/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
1/10/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
City Hall, 202 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
10/11/2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
9/13/2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
8/9/2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
7/12/2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
6/14/2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
5/10/2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
4/12/2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
3/8/2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 19:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes  
Community Relations Commission
Date & Time
2/9/2016 7:00am - 8:00pm
Location
Goshen City Hall - 202 S. 5th Street - 07:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
 Download Minutes