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.
A Study Commissioned by the Community Relations Commission
In the fall of 2006, D3 Consultants was hired by the City of Goshen’s Community Relations Commission to conduct a study of the community regarding increasing diversity, focusing primarily on the demographic shifts and growing Hispanic population in the last 25 years. The purpose of the study was twofold: to gather data and perspectives on the impact of these trends, and to identify ways in which the community could more proactively and strategically anticipate the future.
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; and Address challenges to our common good
As a Community Relations Commission and as individuals, we celebrate the community that is Goshen. We believe in Goshen, which is why we have made it our home. We also want Goshen to be a place of positive community relations in which all residents can enjoy equality as well as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The Community Relations Commission (CRC) celebrates and believes in the community that is Goshen and wants Goshen to be a place of positive community relations in which all residents can enjoy equality as well as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As our community experiences significant demographic, social, and economic changes it is important to name and claim basic principles that remind us who of we are and what we aspire to be so that all people can lead lives of dignity and peace.
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