[How Mary Helped] Community Development

[How Mary Helped] Community Development

Restoring the powerhouse along the Millrace Canal and cleaning up the brownfield site has spurred exciting development along the Millrace Trail. The Hawks, Goshen Brewing Co., David Matthews Townhomes, Richard Miller's cohousing and Katharine Schrock's Holistic Health Care Center all contribute (or will contribute) to the improved quality of life in Goshen. This week's blog shares part of this story.

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[How Mary Helped] Bring diverse groups of people together

[How Mary Helped] Bring diverse groups of people together

Have your ever gotten caught in traffic during rush hour on the south side of Goshen? If so, you know how FRUSTRATING it can be! 

Within the last couple of years, I have been able to work with county leaders, local businesses, state organizations and residents to rally TOGETHER to work towards a solution. 

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[How Mary Helped] Clerk-treasurer

[How Mary Helped] Clerk-treasurer

Just last year, the State Auditor's Office spent two months going through every little detail for the Federally-funded Monroe Street Trail project. I was able to work with the representative from the State Auditor's Office and Clerk-Treasurer, Tina Bontrager, in order to address their questions and concerns. 

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[How Mary Helped] Central Garage

[How Mary Helped] Central Garage

Did you know that the City owns a fleet of equipment valued at $11.2 million? The value of the equipment is the City's second largest investment, coming in right behind the City-owned land and buildings. 

In 2012, I worked with the Central Garage Manager, Carl Gaines, to prepare plans to relocate the Central Garage facility to Steury Avenue.

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[How Mary Helped] Trains around town

[How Mary Helped] Trains around town

If you live or work in Goshen you know how frustrating it can be waiting on trains. It’s not uncommon for a train to be blocking Madison Street for 10 minutes or more. Learn how the City of Goshen Engineering Department teamed up with local resident, Adam Scharf to make a positive change.

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[How Mary Helped] The Launch

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Hello, Goshen! Guess what? Tomorrow we are launching a weekly blog series titled, “How Mary Helped.”

Over the coming months, I don’t just want to give you a few tidbits of information about how I have helped Goshen over the past 13 years. I don’t just want to entertain you with stories from my life and work. I don’t just want to enlist your support.

All of those things are fine and dandy, but they’re not enough. My real goal is simple:

I want to give you a glimpse into my life and in turn get to know you as well.

I want to meet you exactly where you are, right now, and give you the exact information you need to make an educated vote on November 3. The only outcome I really and truly care about is our city’s success, because if I can help you, and we work together to grow Goshen, then I believe we will get to where we want to go.

So, tell me where you are.

Tell me where you feel Goshen is struggling.

Tell me how I can help.

And then strap yourself in.

Because you and me, my friend?

We’re going places. Fast.

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Mary Cripe

As the City of Goshen Civil Engineer, I am confronted on a daily basis to make decisions that move our city forward and provide for its hardworking citizens. I have gratefully accepted this responsibility to serve you for more than 13 years. I have firsthand knowledge of what it means to be mayor and the very difficult decisions that come along with this significant leadership role. I have a solid understanding of what is required for the efficient operations of our city. I ask for your vote on November 3rd - it would be an honor to serve you in this new capacity.