Continue Goshen’s Progress

Elect Gina Leichty, Mayor of Goshen, Indiana in 2023

Welcome to the official campaign website of Mayor Gina Leichty, a dedicated business leader committed to transforming Goshen into a city that every resident can take pride in. With a crystal-clear vision for the future and an unwavering passion for community development, Mayor Gina is the guiding force we require to shape a thriving Goshen.

Vote for Gina to continue her role as Mayor of Goshen, Indiana, and let’s embark on a collective journey toward progress and shared success!

Gina Leichty for Mayor, Goshen, Indiana

Support Gina for Goshen

Vote for Mayor Gina Leichty to continue leading Goshen, Indiana – and let’s embark on a journey of progress and shared success!

Gina Leichty

Mayor of Goshen

Gina brings a wealth of leadership experience and a profound affection for Goshen to her campaign. As a long-standing resident, business owner, and actively engaged community advocate, she possesses an intimate understanding of Goshen’s distinct challenges and opportunities. Gina’s demonstrated history of accomplishments in various leadership capacities has equipped her to assume this role and enact substantial, positive changes.

A Proven Leader with a Heart for Goshen

Gina’s mayoral campaign extends beyond her individual aspirations; it centers on harnessing the collective strength of our community to fortify Goshen. By endorsing Gina’s candidacy, you invest in a leader who is dedicated to listening, taking action, and delivering tangible outcomes for our city.

Join the movement today by volunteering, contributing, or spreading the word about Gina’s vision for Goshen. Together, we can forge a brighter future and transform Goshen into a city we can proudly call our own.

Ryan Britsch

Ryan Britsch, headshot Operating Partner at Solution Source and Owner, Solution Source

I like Gina Leichty as the Mayor for Goshen, not just because she’s capable, informed, and engaged in the community, but because I have always found her point of view to be refreshingly non-partisan, intelligent, and practical. Additionally, her experience as a business and community leader in Goshen makes her ideally suited and prepared for the role.

Greg Halling

Ryan Britsch, headshotSenior News Director, Seattle Times Affiliate Newspapers

Nobody cares more about Goshen or understands it better than Gina Leichty. She’s been working for years to help the city grow and thrive, so she was the perfect choice as interim mayor. By electing her Nov. 7, Goshen can look forward to four years of leadership from a mayor with exceptional business acumen, extraordinary vision, and heartfelt concern for the entire community.

Tonya Detweiler

Tonya Detweiler, headshotCEO at Blue Diamond Communities and Cherry Creek, LLC

Immediately upon settling into the role of Mayor, Gina has been engaged and accessible. She regularly demonstrates and applies her experience, thoughtfulness, and ability to bring various groups of people together to work for the City of Goshen.

Steve Brenneman

Steve Brenneman, headshotStartup Entrepreneur at Aluminum Insights

Gina has done so much for the city of Goshen. She has been a catalyst for the vibrancy we now experience from First Fridays to all of the various festivals and activities that go on here. For a small community like ours people like Gina can have such a huge impact and she has. I’m so glad that she has decided to run for mayor! She has already done much in the short time she has been in office.

Tim Braun

Steve Brenneman, headshotVP Enterprise Solutions at Xylem, Inc.

I have known Gina Leichty for more than twenty years as a friend, colleague and community leader. She is passionate about making *awesome* happen in her city and the region overall. Gina is committed to and extraordinarily gifted at engaging all relevant stakeholders in order to collaborate, ideate and generate excellent outcomes for all involved.

Lisa Clarke

Lisa Clarke, headshotContract Librarian at NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

I started visiting Goshen annually in 2011 and watched the town blossom as a destination for great restaurants, shops, and community events. I love spending money in Goshen! Gina is linked to so much of this growth through her work over the years. I was thrilled to learn that she now has the opportunity to expand these improvements as a mayor. I think Goshen is blessed to have such a positive person with a proven track record in organizational management and collaboration willing to take a leadership role.

Myron Bontrager

Myron Bontrager, headshotOwner, The Electric Brew

Gina has proven to be an effective and efficient leader. As a local business owner, she has demonstrated an ability for identifying problems, developing solutions, and implementing them in a timely manner. Her experience in leading and managing employees will undoubtedly benefit our city. Gina has practical and ample management experience, all qualities which will help her in her mayoral responsibilities.

Experience matters when choosing our next Goshen Mayor; Gina has the experience to do the job.

Jonathan Stypula

Myron Bontrager, headshotEntrepreneur

Gina is an amazing communicator and leader. I’ve worked with her for years and am always impressed with how she can bring big ideas into action and get tough things done. She’s smart and engaging and cares. That last part is so important. I believe she really cares about the work she does, and it shows. I’d recommend a vote or a donation or a conversation because you’ll be better for it.

Vision, Issues, & Values

Experience that Matters

Gina’s life’s work is a testament to her unwavering commitment to the Goshen community. For years, she has dedicated herself to enhancing the well-being of Goshen residents, securing millions of dollars in investment for vital infrastructure projects, nurturing thriving economic development initiatives, and championing the interests of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With her esteemed reputation as a community organizer and her achievements as a successful business owner, Gina possesses the expertise and hands-on experience necessary to confront the challenges our city faces head-on.

A Vision for an Engaged Community

Gina believes that substantial change can only be realized through collaboration. Through active cooperation with a diverse spectrum of residents, businesses, and community organizations, Gina is dedicated to ensuring that Goshen’s destiny is crafted from the collective wisdom and aspirations of all its residents.

Gina is fully committed to establishing a governance model characterized by collaboration and inclusivity, one that fosters trust among different cultures and ignites innovation.

Building Bridges

Drawing from her background in business and community development, Gina Leichty excels in uniting individuals to discover common ground and craft inventive solutions. She firmly believes that the most potent approach to addressing Goshen’s challenges lies in collaboration, not division.

Gina will dedicate unwavering effort to construct bridges, nurture partnerships, and involve stakeholders from every sector in our collective pursuit of solutions for our most pressing issues.

Short-Term Priorities

Robust Finances

Through strategic discipline and meticulous planning, Goshen has positioned itself favorably for the future. Gina is resolutely dedicated to cultivating a dynamic and inclusive economy that opens doors for every resident of Goshen. She will not hesitate to advocate for our city at both the state and federal levels, ensuring that every accessible resource is reinvested in our community. Gina is equally committed to harnessing contemporary tools and sustainable practices to promote economic development and foster intelligent growth.

Solid Infrastructure Priority

Solid Infrastructure

To maintain the competitiveness of businesses and the appeal of our neighborhoods, Goshen must invest in cutting-edge utilities, roads, waste systems, and parks. In the years ahead, our city faces significant infrastructure demands that require our immediate attention. By steadfastly prioritizing our budget, we will be well-prepared to confront these challenges head-on. Gina is committed to guaranteeing the safety of our neighborhoods, pathways, and sidewalks, ensuring they are secure for even our youngest commuters, our students.

Integrated Public Safety

In emergencies, timely response from well-trained and well-equipped first responders is paramount. Gina is dedicated to consistently investing in our public safety resources. Safety relies on a collaborative network encompassing social workers, police, firefighters, educators, and healthcare professionals. Fostering strong partnerships among these safety teams is essential for the overall health and well-being of our community.

Longer-Term Priorities

Generational Living

A vibrant community, accessible and affordable housing, picturesque neighborhoods, and an inclusive atmosphere instill pride and draw families of all backgrounds to put down roots in our city. Gina is steadfast in her commitment to bolster Quality of Place initiatives, such as parks, trails, public spaces, neighborhoods, and cultural activities. These efforts not only attract but also retain a diverse pool of talent and the workforce essential to Goshen’s future success.

Useful Government

Gina pledges to lead with a keen eye for opportunities that can enhance our administration, stimulate growth, and safeguard public welfare. Her extensive experience as an entrepreneur and business owner has underscored the importance of ongoing enhancement in all facets of operation. Embracing innovation and efficiency is essential for delivering top-tier services to our community. Her vision is to lead with a strong emphasis on being customer-centric, efficient, and highly effective in our interactions with the public.

Environmental Preparedness

Anticipating environmental shifts isn’t merely a luxury; it’s an economic imperative for the sustainability of our community. Comprehensive disaster planning for environmental contingencies is vital for our overall well-being. Gina is deeply committed to Goshen’s obligation to protect our environment, enhance our capacity to respond to environmental shifts, and establish the foundations for a sustainable community for generations to come. Part of this effort involves reducing our carbon footprint. We will set the precedent by championing sustainable practices in every facet of our city’s operations, spanning from paper usage to transportation and waste management.

Steve Brenneman headshotSteve Brenneman

Startup Entrepreneur at Aluminum Insights

Gina has done so much for the city of Goshen. She has been a catalyst for the vibrancy we now experience from First Fridays to all of the various festivals and activities that go on here. For a small community like ours people like Gina can have such a huge impact and she has. I’m so glad that she has decided to run for mayor! She has already done much in the short time she has been in office.

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Yolo López DeMarco headshotYolo López DeMarco

Bilingual Multimedia Developer at Yolo Vox

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Gina through all of the great downtown Goshen events and most recently through her position as Mayor of Goshen. As important as her professional qualifications and accomplishments, Gina’s personality and demeanor fit in well with the caring atmosphere the city of Goshen has established over the years. Goshen is known to be a welcoming city to people of all backgrounds and ethnicities and Gina’s interpersonal and leadership skills will strengthen that for years to come. Her most impressive quality to me is her impartiality. Gina cares to make sure everyone’s voice is heard despite of their political affairs, economic status or age. And that is an admirable quality.

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Gina Leichty for Mayor

Mike Yoder headshotMike Yoder

Town Manager, Town of Bristol , Indiana

I hired Eyedart to assist with a campaign and have worked with Gina on other community projects. Her creativity, professionalism, business experience, and work ethic are well established personal qualities, and known to many in the community. I experienced that Gina and the person that was able to kindly and specifically tell me what I needed to hear when I didn’t necessarily want to hear it. Which can be the most valuable product a client can receive.