The vibrancy of a city is dependent on the people who live there. Quality of Place isn’t just a phrase to me. It’s a goal that can be reached. It’s something that we have to focus on, create, and refresh continually.

My work in downtown Goshen for almost two decades demonstrates my dedication to creating a “Quality of Place” in our city. This is more than creating beautiful and welcoming spaces; it’s about creating a city where people desire to live and generations are deeply rooted. It’s about retaining and attracting talent to our city and creating a diverse workforce.

A City for Everyone

All of my priorities are interconnected and focused on the success of our city. Our city becomes an attractive destination for families, young professionals, and retirees when we offer a range of housing options and amenities that cater to all age groups.

Image: Mayor Gina Leichty signed certificates for kids at the event.

This summer, a free family Touch-a-Truck event offered children the opportunity to touch, climb, and explore Goshen City’s equipment, trucks, and vehicles and meet the officials, safety officers, and City staff who work for our community.

When we create an environment where families can thrive, children can play safely, and individuals can find fulfillment at every stage of life, we create a place where people want to be. Goshen is a place where all residents can live, work, and enjoy a high quality of life.

The Importance of Generational Living

  • A multi-generational workforce brings varied skills, perspectives, and innovations that benefit local businesses and the economy.
  • Strong communities are formed when residents from different generations interact and support one another.
  • Vibrant public spaces encourage community engagement and social interaction, strengthening the bonds between residents.